Common conditions

Going on gut instinct

How community pharmacy can support customers to learn more about their gastrointestinal problems and improve the performance of the category in-store

Helping pain sufferers get back on their feet

One recent survey revealed that the number of people in the UK living with osteoarthritis looks set to double – to more than 17 million sufferers – by 2030. What can pharmacy do more of?  

The impact of modern life on women’s health

Women are facing many challenges in their lives when they come to you for advice. How ready are you to help them deal with their health concerns?

Get customers thinking about their oral health

Where are the main opportunities to improve the oral health category?

When a customer worries that something’s afoot

Consumers need to be aware of – and not ignore – conditions that affect their feet and legs

Time to recharge after winter

The end of winter is when energy levels can plummet following a run of colds and viruses

Why people need more advice about headache

Half the adult population suffers from headaches or migraines, but are they getting the advice they need?

Looking after hair and scalp

The hair and scalp care market is set for growth. Are you ready with products and advice?

Pharmacy and chronic pain management

10 million Britons suffer with pain almost every day, affecting their ability to work. Would a formal pain service in pharmacy be a good idea?  

Hear and now

With record numbers of people being diagnosed with hearing loss, pharmacists are in an ideal position to help and advise.

Consultation rooms: it’s good to talk

Are some people still being shy when it comes to talking about embarrassing conditions? 

Advising on skin conditions

Customers will welcome expert advice on skin conditions from dry skin and eczema to acne, psoriasis and sensitive skin

Skincare market trends

Skincare treatment is a core category for community pharmacy and where good training for the team can reap rewards for customers and sales

Just a headache?

Pharmacy staff can play a vital role in helping migraine sufferers identify their triggers and ensure they’re getting the most from their medication

Forward vision for eye health category

An ageing population means a growing number of eye-related problems, but a healthy diet and lifestyle has its benefits.

One in 10 are not registered with a dentist

The oral health category has grown significantly, but there is still much more to do in communicating key messages.  

Get ahead on hair advice

People are more confident about asking for advice about hair loss and scalp problems  

Giving patients the best advice

Patients need to ask for advice, rather than self-diagnosing online and jumping to conclusions.  

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