Category Reviews

Surface tension

With an increasing number of people in the UK living with a skin condition, good treatment advice from pharmacists has never been more important.

Growing pains

Feeling comfortable in your own skin can be a challenge at any age but for today’s adolescents, social media is making things a lot more complicated when it comes to their health.

Great expectations

Public Health England is urging commissioners to recognise the untapped potential of community pharmacy when it comes to sexual health services.

When should customers fork out?

Despite their growing popularity, there remains a great deal of public confusion about when VMS supplements are recommended or useful.

Time to think topical

Helping customers choose the right topical analgesic for their individual needs is key if they are to gain optimum benefit.

Reacting to allergy

In a survey earlier this year GPs said that up to 90 per cent of their appointments with summer pollen sufferers were unnecessary and could be dealt with in the local pharmacy. They are absolutely right.

Under pressure

While the body’s need for a good night’s sleep is increasingly understood, research shows that we’re actually sleeping for less time than ever before due to anxiety and stress

Tackling the opioid crisis

The prescription opioid time bomb has focused clinical attention on chronic pain and inspired a raft of management initiatives across the UK.

Step by step

People often take their feet for granted but being known as the place to go for help when things go wrong is a great way to increase footfall in your pharmacy...

Pet hates: A look at common veterinary ailments

More needs to be done to inform pet owners about the importance of year-round preventative parasite treatments

Finding routes to fitness

Physical activity can make a huge difference to health and wellbeing but too many of us remain inactive

Uninvited guests: treating head lice in pharmacy

As the new school year gets underway pharmacies are likely to see a spike in queries about head lice, particularly following NHS England’s decision that OTC treatments should no longer be prescribed

IBS: Spell it out

One-third of patients don’t believe healthcare professionals take irritable bowel syndrome seriously enough, so the need for better communication between care providers and sufferers is clear

Infant nutrition: Giving parents a helping hand

The role of accessible, informed healthcare professionals is increasingly important in baby and child health and nutrition

Musculoskeletal pain: A joint account

Musculoskeletal pain can compromise the lives of sufferers, both physically and emotionally – yet less than a fifth of households use topical pain relief

Sleep problems & stress

The frenetic pace of life today can take its toll, resulting in mood disorders, poor sleep and ill health. How can pharmacists help?

Foot & leg care: Walk this way

People often take their feet for granted. Make sure people turn to your pharmacy for expert advice when problems occur

Women’s health: When the storm clouds gather

Women may be far more engaged in their health than men but face changing health needs throughout their lives

Bring me sunshine...

Our variable weather could mean pharmacy customers drop their guard and think sun protection is not necessary

Travel health: Just the ticket

With long-haul travel increasing in popularity all the time, the risks travellers face nowadays are diverse

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