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Hand, foot and mouth disease

This pharmacy scenario is about hand, foot and mouth disease.

IBS conference announced

The IBS Network is hosting its second UK conference and exhibition on 14 April in Sheffield.

A head for healthcare

Working her way up from pharmacy novice to head office via a whole host of other challenges, Jenna Whitehead proves the sky is the limit.

Market monitor: February

Product updates from Training Matters.

Which? exposes pharmacy OTC failings – again

Pharmacies visited in the latest undercover investigation by Which? did not give vital safety warnings about OTC medicines

Start young

Fewer young people are smoking compared with 20 years ago, but rates are still high, putting a burden on their own long-term health and the NHS, but pharmacy teams can be on hand to help.

Antibacterials

This CPPE module is about antibacterials.

Warfarin management service success

Community pharmacy is ideally placed to provide a safe anticoagulation service for patients, delivering enhanced clinical outcomes and patient experience, says Boots UK after service success.

Gift of life

Wales recently changed to a “presumed consent” system for organ donors, and the rest of the UK is deciding whether to follow its lead.

GDPR implementation is just around the corner

Pharmacies could face "hefty" fines if they don't take steps to comply with new data protection regulations

Support needed for informal carers

Over half of informal carers in the UK under emotional and financial strain as a result of their caring responsibilities, according to a new survey commissioned by WeMa Life.

NHS Stay Well Pharmacy campaign launched

NHS England has launched Stay Well Pharmacy, a campaign using TV advertising and posters to encourage people to use their local pharmacy as a first port of call for minor health concerns.

Pharmacy technician development in Scotland

General practice pharmacy technicians in Scotland are set to benefit from a new educational foundation framework, believed to be the first of its kind in the UK.

The condom conundrum

Young people are still embarrassed to talk about using condoms, so STIs remain high in this age group, but pharmacy can help.

New contraception option from Bayer

A new long-acting reversible contraception method offering protection from unplanned pregnancy for up to five years has been launched by Bayer.

OTC malaria prevention

This CPD module provides an overview of OTC malaria prevention.

Looking ahead

In this first of two articles on the outlook for pharmacy technicians in 2018 and beyond, Tess Fenn considers the focus for APTUK as pharmacy technicians’ professional leadership body.

More strokes hit middle-aged

More strokes are occurring at an earlier age compared to a decade ago, according to new statistics by Public Health England released to coincide with the relaunch of the Act FAST stroke campaign.

TV time for Dermalex

Perrigo has announced a £2.4 million investment in Dermalex in 2018, including a television campaign focusing on Dermalex’s eczema treatment.

Managing hayfever: meet your customers’ needs

This module supports pharmacy teams in understanding which products will best suit different customers' needs for relief of hayfever symptoms.
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