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Pharmacy CPD Modules

Impetigo, infected insect bites and stings

Welcome to our CPD module series for community pharmacy technicians. Written in conjunction with the Pharmacy Magazine CPD series, it will mirror the magazine’s programme throughout the year. The series has been designed for you to use as part of your continuing professional development. Reflective exercises have been included to help you put your learning into practice.

19 Jun 2024 , 10 Min Module

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Pharmacy CPD Modules

Pharmacy First CPD: Impetigo

The latest in our series of CPD modules designed to support pharmacists to manage common conditions and deliver England’s new Pharmacy First service is useful for responding to adults and children over one year of age with impetigo.

18 Jun 2024 , 15 Min Module

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Pharmacy CPD Modules

Pharmacy First CPD: Acute otitis media

This is the latest in our series of CPD modules designed to support pharmacists to manage common conditions and deliver England’s new Pharmacy First service. It will be useful for community pharmacists responding to children and young adults with acute otitis media.

21 May 2024 , 20 Min Module

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Pharmacy CPD Modules

Pharmacy First CPD: Uncomplicated UTIs in women

This is the latest in our series of CPD modules designed to support pharmacists to manage common conditions and deliver England’s new Pharmacy First service. It will be useful for community pharmacists responding to women with uncomplicated urinary tract infections.

05 Apr 2024 , 20 Min Module

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Pharmacy CPD Modules

Pharmacy First Toolkit: Acute sinusitis

The Pharmacy First service in England allows community pharmacy teams to complete episodes of care for seven common conditions. This toolkit provides an overview of the clinical pathway and PGDs used to deliver consultations for acute sinusitis plus essential information on the assessment, diagnosis and management of this common condition.

02 Apr 2024 , 30 Min Module

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Pharmacy CPD Modules

Pharmacy First CPD: Acute sinusitis

This is the latest in our series of CPD modules designed to support pharmacists to manage common conditions and deliver England’s new Pharmacy First service. It will be useful for community pharmacists responding to patients 12 years and over with acute sinusitis.

01 Mar 2024 , 20 Min Module

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Pharmacy CPD Modules

Pharmacy First Toolkit: Sore throat

The Pharmacy First service in England allows community pharmacy teams to complete episodes of care for seven common conditions. This toolkit provides an overview of the clinical pathway and PGDs used to deliver consultations for acute sore throat plus essential information on the assessment, diagnosis and management of this common condition.

26 Feb 2024 , 30 Min Module

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Pharmacy CPD Modules

Pharmacy First Toolkit: Introduction

The Pharmacy First service became available from community pharmacies in England from January 31, 2024. It allows pharmacy teams to complete episodes of care including provision of advice and NHS funded treatment where appropriate for seven common conditions. Use this toolkit as your indispensable service implementation guide. Compiled by Patrick Grice.

17 Feb 2024 , 25 Min Module

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Pharmacy CPD Modules

Pharmacy First: Practising good antimicrobial stewardship

There is recognition that community pharmacy teams have a key role to play in antimicrobial stewardship. Pharmacy First and similar schemes are intended to enable more completed episodes of care in pharmacies for specific common conditions, some of which will involve treatment decisions about antibiotics.

06 Feb 2024 , 15 Min Module

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Pharmacy CPD Modules

Pharmacy First: Sore throat – part 2

This CPD module is the latest in our series designed to support pharmacists in delivering the Pharmacy First service in England. It covers the clinical management of acute sore throat.

02 Feb 2024 , 20 Min Module

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Clinical review: A giant leap for migraine?

A spate of recent studies suggests that researchers are making giant leaps in their understanding of migraine and the development of new therapeutic opportunities. This feature considers some of the main findings. By Mark Greener.

12 Jun 2024 , 10 Min Article

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Clinical

Learning update: Travel health

It’s not just travellers who are on the move. The changing patterns of infectious disease in Europe and beyond underline the importance of the public seeking up-to-date and reliable pre-departure health advice from pharmacies.

04 Jun 2024 , 6 Min Article

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Clinical

Clinical review: Insomnia – beyond the Z drugs

There is a clear need for new treatments for insomnia but the current market is crowded with inexpensive drugs, which makes it difficult for new therapies to enter. Could CBD be the exception? By Mark Greener

28 May 2024 , 5 Min Article

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Clinical

Everyday scenario: Dealing with elbow pain

Andrew Cotton, a man in his mid-40s, asks for a “good painkiller” to ease the pain he has been experiencing in his elbow for a number of weeks. He says it seems to be getting worse. He has been taking paracetamol on a regular basis and has no other conditions. What do you advise?

13 May 2024 , 5 Min Article

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Learning update: Focus on wound care

This concise learning update will help pharmacy teams to manage wounds and select appropriate plasters, dressings and topical applications with confidence to minimise scarring.

07 May 2024 , 4 Min Article

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Pharmacy First: Uncomplicated urinary tract infection

Welcome to our CPD module series for community pharmacy technicians. Written in conjunction with the Pharmacy Magazine CPD series, it will mirror the magazine’s programme throughout the year. The series has been designed for you to use as part of your continuing professional development. Reflective exercises have been included to help you put your learning into practice.

24 Apr 2024 , 10 Min Module

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Clinical

Everyday scenario: Sudden chest pain

Larry Cooper calls the pharmacy wanting advice. He has tried to contact his GP surgery but could not get through. He has been getting chest pain and feels nauseous. He says his symptoms have been present for about 20 to 30 minutes and have eased a little but are still bothersome. What should you do next?

23 Apr 2024 , 5 Min Article

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Clinical briefing: Dementia – lessons from history

Dementia researchers image brains, search for biomarkers and scan genomes. Perhaps they also need to look beyond high-tech and into the past...

22 Apr 2024 , 5 Min Article

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Clinical

Hay fever case study – what would you do?

Mollie, 15, has an itchy cough, which is bothersome throughout the day and keeping her awake at night. She is studying for her GCSEs, which begin in a couple of weeks, but because she is not getting much sleep, she is nodding off over her books and laptop. What do you advise?

26 Mar 2024 , 3 Min Article

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The vast potential of point-of-care testing in pharmacy

New research is encouraging for pharmacists looking to establish POCT as a more integral part of their service provision.

18 Jan 2024 , 8 Min Article

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Play it by ear

Many of us take for granted the ability to hear, and it is only when this sense is affected that we realise just how much of our daily lives depend on our ear health.

19 Jun 2024 , 5 Min Article

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First things first

It is important for pharmacy teams to be able to help or impart useful knowledge when it comes to common first aid concerns.

19 Jun 2024 , 10 Min Article

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Packed with advice

Whether customers are holidaying at home or abroad, pharmacy teams are on standby to give self care advice and OTC knowledge to help manage a whole range of summer ailments.

19 Jun 2024 , 1 Min Article

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Footcare

There are a variety of foot problems customers may experience, and many of them can be treated with help from the pharmacy and self care, often without the need for a doctor’s appointment.

19 Jun 2024 , 15 Min Module

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OTC

A plateful

Eating disorders are serious mental health conditions, and the first signs that someone may be suffering are often psychological and/or behavioural.

15 May 2024 , 1 Min Article

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Weighing in

A woman’s worth should never be limited to how much she weighs. The role that weight plays in overall wellbeing, however, should not be ignored.

19 May 2024 , 1 Min Article

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We all bear scars

Scars are marks on the skin after a wound or injury has healed. Most people are bound to wind up with a few scars, but some are more serious and require care and attention.

20 May 2024 , 1 Min Article

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Travel health

As the sun returns to the skies and school holidays approach, many customers will be making time to travel, whether that be abroad or within the UK. There are plenty of self care and OTC tips you can share with customers, no matter their destination.

19 May 2024 , 15 Min Module

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OTC Category Reviews

Product update: Fusion Allergy

A summer marketing campaign – ‘Your natural phewww from hay fever’ – will highlight Fusion Allergy Nasal Spray and Fusion Allergy Eye Drops.

26 Apr 2024 , 1 Min Article

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Mouthing off

Oral health is a key indicator of overall general health and wellbeing, with pharmacy teams at the front line of detection and prevention of many mouth problems.

23 Apr 2024 , 1 Min Article