Friday, January 18, 2019

Smoking cessation still a key part of service

According to National Statistics, in 2016,15.5% of UK adults smoke which equates to around 6.1 million in the population. Reducing the prevalence...
probiotics

Treating gut health: How beneficial are probiotics?

Many pharmacies stock probiotics on their shelves, but when asked by customers which probiotic to recommend, what evidence and information do pharmacists have about...

How to be skin experts in community pharmacy

Skincare is an opportunity for pharmacies to make up for lost profit on prescription supply. Deborah Evans explains…   The skin is the body’s largest organ....

Facing up to winter

The cold winter months can have a detrimental effect on health in a variety of ways but community pharmacy teams are on hand to...

From community pharmacy with winter love

There are 57 million GP consultations a year for minor ailments that don’t need input from a doctor. If a fraction of these were...

Emergency hormonal controlled

Pharmacy teams play an important role in providing emergency hormonal contraception (EHC)… in line with the latest guidelines of course. Emma Marsh explains…   The provision...

Handling sensitive female health issues

Community pharmacists have a big role to play in helping women talk about embarrassing conditions such as urinary incontinence… According to the British Journal of...

Helping senior citizens manage pain during winter

The cold winter months can be an extremely difficult time for the elderly. But as Jillian Watt explains, there is so much community pharmacists...

Healthier eating, healthier living

Are community pharmacists equipped to provide people with good advice on nutrition? You bet they are…   Embedded in their local communities, pharmacies are perfectly placed...

Ridding patients of acne

Acne can cause misery but community pharmacists can restore sufferers’ self-esteem, says Chrisoula Gkouskou… There are many faces to the clinical features and severity of...