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Surviving seasonal ailments

The festive season is upon us, so refresh your knowledge of common complaints with this seasonal ailments acrostic.

The common cold

On average, adults experience two or three colds a year, and children double that, so it is likely pharmacy teams will regularly be asked for advice.

Tackling teenage sleep issues

The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated an already tired situation when it comes to young people and sleep.

Covid-19: long-Covid

This pharmacy scenario helps pharmacy teams understand the effects of long-Covid.

Self Care Week addresses wellbeing in lockdown

This year's Self Care Week is promoting the importance of looking after wellbeing during the second lockdown. 

7 in 10 people visit pharmacies during pandemic

The “vast majority” of the UK’s adult population has visited a pharmacy since March, the National Pharmacy Association has said. 

The obesity agenda

Obesity has been moving up the Government’s agenda in recent years, but the UK population is still piling on the pounds. 

A note from New Zealand

Arriving in the UK from New Zealand, Michelle Rott entered the world of community pharmacy and then Covid-19 hit.

Intranasal spray may offer Covid protection, study suggests

An intranasal spray product using a mucoadhesive gel may offer some protection against coronavirus infection, new research suggests.

10 minute clinic: sore throat

This handy 10-minute clinic looks at the advice you can offer and the products you can recommend to customers suffering from sore throat.

Cough, cold and the flu vaccine

The seasonal flu immunisation programme is always important, but never more so than now in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pharmacies ‘not treated as healthcare setting’ by Test & Trace

The PSNC is urging contractors who are unhappy with decisions made by Covid-19 contact tracers to escalate their case.

Government places order for one million antibody tests

The Government has placed its first order for one million Covid-19 antibody tests in a bid to understand the spread of the virus.  

Time to quit smoking

Smoking rates are on the decline across the UK, with more and more people setting quit dates, but there’s still a long way to go.

Revealed: Impact of remote GP consultations on pharmacies

Virtual GP consultations are causing a massive spike in pharmacy workload and sparking patient safety concerns, an exclusive survey shows. 

‘Immediate NHS action’ to safeguard hydrocortisone after Covid study

Seriously ill coronavirus patients have a better than 90 per cent chance of improved recovery when given a seven-day course of hydrocortisone.

Flu jabs: Pharmacy PPE requirements scaled back 

Community pharmacy teams will not be required to wear single use gloves or aprons when administering flu jabs, Public Health England has said.

MHRA approves trial for diabetes patients with coronavirus

The MHRA has approved an advanced clinical trial exploring whether diabetes sufferers with Covid-19 could benefit from taking the glucose kinase activator AZD1656. 

Hypertension treatments could improve Covid survival rates

People with high blood pressure have a better chance of surviving Covid-19 if they are taking hypertension medications, research shows. 

Refuse to provide free deliveries, PSNC urges contractors

Community pharmacies should stop providing free services, the PSNC has warned.

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