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Taking training to the next level

By running health awareness campaigns off the back of the training modules she undertakes, Louise White can support her community’s health to the best of her ability.

No change to flu vaccine guidance despite supply issues

With many contractors experiencing difficulties obtaining the flu vaccine indicated for over-65s, PSNC has confirmed that pharmacists should not resort to using alternative vaccines

Don't be caught short

With as many as nine million people experiencing some form of bladder weakness in the UK, there’s plenty of opportunity for pharmacy teams to offer support and advice.

RPS sets out its criteria for primary care networks

The RPS has written to NHS England to put forward some key considerations for the primary care network initiative, and to argue that pharmacy “will be vital in delivering a sustainable NHS for the future”

PHE: One smoker stubs out the habit every 80 seconds

As it launched the 2018 Stoptober campaign, the health body said that in 2017, almost 400,000 people in England successfully stopped smoking – the equivalent of 1,069 each day, or one every 81 seconds

30 shades of purple

With Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month approaching, there are plenty of opportunities for pharmacy teams to get involved, educate their communities and make a difference.

Self care for coughs

Self care methods including taking honey and over-the-counter remedies are appropriate for easing coughs and antibiotics should not be issued as first line of treatment, says new guidance.

There's an app for that

There are plenty of health apps out there claiming to simplify women’s self care and keep them well. But are these helpful, or might there be a downside to encouraging women to track their every health move?

HPV myth busting

As the cervical screening programme moves to a system of human papillomavirus (HPV) primary screening, more women will be told they have HPV.

Brexit: business as usual?

The Department of Health and Social Care has advised that community pharmacies “do not need to take any steps to stockpile additional medicines, beyond their business as usual stock levels”.

Child vaccination coverage falls

Coverage declined for nine of the 12 routine vaccinations measured at age 12 months, 24 months or five years in 2017-18 in England compared to the previous year, according to NHS Digital.

Cancer support with cake and a cuppa

Macmillan Cancer Support is encouraging everyone to get involved on 28 September for the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’. For pharmacy staff, its time to get involved and help in the fight against cancer.

10 minute clinic: head lice

This handy 10-minute clinic is designed to act as a quick reference guide that will help you advise customers on head lice.

Making the grade with NPA

Five pharmacy technicians have been presented with certificates after passing the newly accredited National Pharmacy Association Accuracy in Dispensing (AID) course.

Pharmacy team guidance letter from GPhC

The GPhC has written to organisations representing community pharmacy owners to ask for feedback on the steps their members have taken to implement new guidance to ensure a safe and effective pharmacy team.

Drink-free days

Public Health England and Drinkaware have teamed up to combat regular excessive drinking and reduce health risks.

Exclusive: PM questions PDA on Technicians report

PDA chairman Mark Koziol said there is a “big question mark” concerning pharmacy technicians' “readiness, desire and capability” to supervise community pharmacies in the absence of a pharmacist

GPhC received six whistleblowing disclosures in 2017-18

The General Pharmaceutical Council received six whistleblowing disclosures between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018, according to a joint report from the UK’s health regulators

Pet health

With 51 per cent of UK households owning a pet, many customers can benefit from your advice on fleas, ticks and general pet health. Watch this three minute video, sponsored by Frontline Plus, to find out more.

Sore throats

Sore throats are often caused by a viral infection, meaning antibiotics won't help. Watch this short video, sponsored by Difflam, to find out how you can advise customers and recommend OTC treatments.
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