Category Reviews

Emergency care: Vital signs

First aid is a vital life skill yet not enough members of the public have the confidence to deal with injuries or other emergencies

Nutrition: Going against the grain

A report published last summer reignited the debate regarding which diet is best for health and weight loss

Child & teen health: Open wide!

Mary Poppins may have used a spoonful of sugar but nowadays helping the medicine go down is rather more complicated...

Upper GI health: Making the connection

With customers often muddling their terminology when describing GI symptoms, it is important to ask the right questions

Winter ailments: Packing a punch

A new sore throat ‘test and treat’ pharmacy scheme is intended to help manage public expectations around antibiotic use

Winter ailments: Stepping up to the challenge

The recommissioning of the national pharmacy flu jab service demonstrates just how successful it was last year

Eye & ear problems: Sight and sound

Many pharmacy customers will have some form of sight or hearing loss that makes it difficult for them to communicate

Head lice: School of thought

With the new school term in full swing, parents are asking pharmacy teams for advice on managing head lice

Bladder weakness

Most people find incontinence difficult to come to terms with and it can affect all aspects of everyday life

Mid-life health

Supporting pharmacy customers to adopt healthier lifestyles in middle age can have significant benefits in later life

Stress & insomnia

Nearly half of Britons say they are experiencing increased levels of anxiety in the aftermath of the EU referendum

Topical pain relief: back to basics

Topical pain relief products are growing fast in terms of use and popularity but confusion still remains about their benefits

Allergic action

Pharmacists have an important role in identifying allergies, raising awareness and providing support

Supplements: the right combination

The VMS market is growing at a steady rate thanks to increasing consumer awareness of preventative healthcare

Foot & leg care: Stocking feet

There are plenty of steps community pharmacists can take when customers’ foot problems arise...

Screen savers: health screening examined

Pharmacy teams have multiple opportunities to become more involved in screening and diabetes care

Pain relief: When life's a real pain

Osteoarthritis has a considerable impact on quality of life – so why is it overlooked and underestimated so often?

Women's health: Pause for thought

Information and advice about HRT and the menopause is very easy to come by but not always reliable

Travel health: Just the ticket?

A travel clinic can add significant value to the service pharmacists offer and be a regular source of additional income

Sun safety: Blue sky thinking

Clear advice is needed to ensure customers balance their risks of skin damage with vitamin D requirements

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