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AI on the horizon

From the NHS AI Lab to a tool that can grade the severity of rare cancer, artificial intelligence is playing an increasing role in healthcare – but what are the benefits and risks?

07 Dec 2023 , 1 Min Article


Infestation of the nation

Bedbugs have hit the headlines recently, with fears that infestations in Paris have made it to London…

13 Nov 2023 , 1 Min Article


Hard to swallow

New statistics show that excessive alcohol consumption is still a problem for many people, so what can community pharmacy teams do to help them recognise and moderate their intake?

05 Oct 2023 , 1 Min Article


Blood is thicker than water

A new BMJ study has raised eyebrows as it marks the first-time human blood cells have been used to test period products.

13 Sep 2023 , 1 Min Article


Monitoring maternal mortality

As the world of medicine advances, why is the UK’s maternal mortality rate rising?

10 Aug 2023 , 1 Min Article


Addressing AMR

As WHO publishes its first AMR research agenda, and a UN report lays bare the threat of superbugs, what role can pharmacy play in AMR protection?

13 Jul 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Facing (exhaust)ion

A 2023 report has identified some of the greatest environmental threats to health in the UK.

14 Jun 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Uplift and upsell

The herbal medicines category can be confusing to navigate, but the right advice from pharmacy teams can lead to satisfied and informed customers, and increased sales for the pharmacy.

11 May 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Diseases that dance to the music of time

We are all aware that our bodies follow circadian rhythms. But how can upsetting those rhythms affect our overall health?

12 Apr 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Am I allergic to exercise?

Anaphylactic reactions to peanuts and shellfish are widely publicised… but what about exercise?

14 Mar 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Call me a dreamer

As March is National Bed Month in the UK, we’re turning our attention to sleep, with a closer look at its importance for overall health and wellbeing.

08 Feb 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Behind the headlines

Media headlines about Strep A have placed many people on high alert for the infection and its complications. Pharmacy staff should be aware of the key facts so they can help assuage public panic.

11 Jan 2023 , 15 Min Article

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Little by little

April provides an opportunity for individuals to evaluate their stress – and the pharmacy is a great place to open up conversations on the topic.


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Pain relief in a single tablet

Discover a single tablet, Pharmacy-only paracetamol product and the pain relief benefits it can offer your customers

16 Apr 2024 , 5 Min Module

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Supporting customers with allergic rhinitis

This video will help you refresh your recommendations for allergic rhinitis and understand the key benefits of fexofenadine

16 Apr 2024 , 5 Min Module

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Open your eyes to sleep and stress

Continue our Sleep & Stress series and discover how non-medicated products can help with sleep and stress issues

16 Apr 2024 , 5 Min Module


Pharmacy First: Acute sinusitis

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.

26 Mar 2024 , 10 Min Module



The hayfever season – starting as early as January – is coincident with large numbers of people looking to their pharmacy for help. To cope with this influx, pharmacy teams need to be on the ball with OTC solutions and remedies.

26 Mar 2024 , 15 Min Module


Nutrition, medicines and myths: part six

Nutrition, medicines and myths: evolution of pharmacy practice

25 Mar 2024 , 10 Min Module


Pharmacy First: sore throat

This series is written for pharmacy teams and aims to prepare the whole team for their involvement in the Pharmacy First service. It focuses on understanding the service, how to refer and how to manage those not eligible for referral, with OTC recommendations and advice. With patients now able to access treatment for seven common conditions directly from their local pharmacy, what is the role for pharmacy teams in navigating the sore throat element of the service?

25 Mar 2024 , 10 Min Module

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VIAGRA CONNECT®: Key knowledge updates

Update your knowledge of erection problems with key learning updates from recent research

21 Feb 2023 , 2 Min Module

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Wake up to sleep and stress

Explore the sleep and stress connection and learn how good sleep hygiene and lifestyle changes can help your customers.

07 Mar 2024 , 5 Min Module

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Test your recommendation skills

Learn how to tailor your skincare recommendations and advice based on customers’ individual needs and concerns

01 Mar 2024 , 8 Min Module

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VIAGRA CONNECT® at the counter

Build your confidence in advising customers with erection problems so you can help make a real difference to their lives

19 Aug 2021 , 2 Min Module

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Managing acute otitis externa in the pharmacy

Learn more about treating acute otitis externa and your role in raising awareness of antibiotic resistance.

15 Dec 2023 , 5 Min Module


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A gut feeling

We are all familiar with the sayings “trust your gut” and “follow your gut” but what is this intuitive value we have placed here? Training Matters explores why the gut has become known as the epicentre of health and how to maintain it.

25 Mar 2024 , 1 Min Article


No gain with pain

Many people believe that aches and pains are inevitable as we age, but this is not the case. Training Matters explores how simple changes and habits can positively impact joint and muscle health

25 Mar 2024 , 1 Min Article



In a world overwhelmed by new technology, health tracking apps are a genuinely useful tool that regular people can use to keep tabs on their health.

25 Mar 2024 , 1 Min Article


Sexual healing

Amidst an alarming increase in STI infections in the UK and funding cuts to sexual health services, more people will be looking to the pharmacy for help.

12 Feb 2024 , 1 Min Article


Lean into the screen

The early detection of health conditions is often crucial to successful treatment and maintaining long term health. This feature explores how the pharmacy can become the place patients turn to for testing.

08 Feb 2024 , 1 Min Article


Repeat offenders

Heartburn and indigestion are common but often mistaken for one another, so how can pharmacy teams help customers identify and tackle these different conditions?

08 Feb 2024 , 1 Min Article


Bumps ahead!

Pregnancy can have an impact on many aspects of a woman’s mental and physical health. This feature explores a range of conditions that can occur during pregnancy and how the pharmacy can help.

15 Jan 2024 , 1 Min Article


To B12 or not to B12?

This feature explores the importance of vitamin B12 and the vital role it plays in maintaining our overall health.

15 Jan 2024 , 1 Min Article


A closer look at men's health

Men cannot afford to be reticent to talk about their health, as UK mortality statistics show. This article explores how pharmacy teams can help men engage with issues of sexual health.

15 Jan 2024 , 1 Min Article


Freezing out winter illness

The winter months cannot only exacerbate common conditions but bring with it some serious impacts on health.

11 Dec 2023 , 1 Min Article


Quantity & quality

The supplement and CBD category remains a dynamic sector for pharmacy. Take a look at the latest changes to regulations and advice for pharmacy customers.

07 Dec 2023 , 1 Min Article


Community pharmacies offer eye care advice

Getting a GP appointment is no longer an easy task, which creates opportunities for community pharmacies to help customers by offering eye care advice and treatment.

07 Dec 2023 , 1 Min Article