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Pharmacy first: sore throat part one

Welcome to our CPD module series for community pharmacy technicians. This module is the latest in a series of modules designed to support the pharmacy team deliver Common Condition and Pharmacy First services in the UK. Written in conjunction with the Pharmacy Magazine CPD series. The series has been designed for you to use as part of your continuing professional development.

Learning objectives 

After completing this module pharmacy technician will have updated their knowledge of sore throats - one of the conditions included as part of the Pharmacy First service. Upon completion, pharmacy technicians will be able to: 

  • Discuss the role the pharmacy team is expected to play in reducing the number of people with a sore throat who seek a doctor’s appointment
  • Identify the different causes of sore throat
  • Recognise the NHS red flags for referral.

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