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Dementia: part two

Part two of this dementia CPPE module looks at the risk factors associated with dementia and lifestyle factors that can reduce its risk.

Number of people turning to charities rises in four years

The number of people turning to charities and benevolent funds including Pharmacist Support has risen in the last four years.

Smoking cessation

It’s 2020 and it’s time to quit smoking. Pharmacy teams can offer customers advice and support for a healthier smoke-free new year.

Taboos? So last year

It’s time to start talking about all aspects of women’s health and pharmacy teams can help with information, support and signposting. 

Boris Johnson pays a visit to local pharmacy

Prime minister Boris Johnson visited a community pharmacy in his local constituency last Friday.

Lloyds launches mental health pilot in Manchester

Community pharmacists are piloting a new service that offers personalised support to mental illness patients.

Entries now open for the RoE Awards 2020

The only national awards exclusively for community pharmacy support staff is back and nominations and entries are now open. 

Improving patient safety: Lithium

This CPD module provides an overview of bipolar disorder and information on how to support patients taking lithium.

Over 2,300 complaints to Ofcom over comments on pharmacists

Broadcasting regulator Ofcom has received 2,313 complaints regarding comments made about pharmacists on ITV’s This Morning.

NICE calls for greater use of community pharmacies

NICE is calling for the NHS to make greater use of community pharmacies to promote health and wellbeing in local areas.

Market Monitor: January

Product updates from Training Matters.

Better outcomes

With treatments becoming more widely available for people with cystic fibrosis, community pharmacy has many opportunities to help.

Resupply dates pushed back for shortage drugs

PSNC has today issued resupply updates for five medicines that have been affected by shortages in recent months.

Pharmacy safety organisation targets LASA errors

The Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group cites reducing look alike, sound alike errors as one of its top priorities for 2020.

Heads up

Headaches can be bothersome from time to time, but some types of headaches and migraine can be debilitating.

Putting training into practice

Zowie Thomas has a lot to offer her new pharmacy and she hopes to put her training and experience to good use and make a difference.

Pharmacist-led AF screening reduces strokes by a fifth

A pharmacy-led AF screening programme in the North West of England found over 100 strokes could be prevented each year.

CAP clamps down on botox adverts

Enforcement action threatened for advertising of POMs to public.

Nitrous oxide

This pharmacy scenario is about nitrous oxide and the health risks people face when they use this drug recreationally.

WHO retracts opioid guidelines amid allegations

WHO retracted the guidelines amid allegations that drug manufacturers had undue influence on their development.  

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