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Category Reviews

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

Stress & insomnia

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

Mid-life health

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

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

Supplements: the right combination

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

Allergic action

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

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?

Screen savers: health screening examined

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

Foot & leg care: Stocking feet

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

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

Headache & migraine

Customers may not realise that there are many different types of headache and could be missing out on the best treatments

Sport & fitness: Be a team player

By offering advice on the treatment of sports injuries, pharmacy staff are important team players for anyone involved in sport

Pet health: Animals to the rescue?

Could the pet health category help to replace some of the income pharmacies are losing through funding cuts?

Oral care: Something to smile about

NICE has issued new guidelines on oral health advice given by dentists that could benefit pharmacy

Hayfever: Clearing the air

Nearly 18 million Britons now suffer from hayfever – and numbers are continuing to rise sharply.

First aid & wound care: Sounding the alarm

It is important that pharmacists know when to raise the alarm if leg ulcers aren’t healing as expected

Baby talk...

Some women sail through their pregnancy with no problems at all, while others suffer a range of health problems

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