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Lower GI

Many issues can affect the gastrointestinal tract, so pharmacy teams should be ready to deal with questions on a range of symptoms, from constipation and diarrhoea to haemorrhoids, as well as being able to advise customers on suitable treatment options and lifestyle advice to help prevent and manage them.

Learning objectives

After studying this module, assistants will:

  • Understand how the lower GI tract functions
  • Recognise and distinguish between common bowel issues
  • Be able to provide advice on treatment and management to ease symptoms.

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