OTC

Advising on skin conditions

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

Nutritional management of preterm infants

This CPD module is supported by an educational grant from SMA Nutrition

Healthy habits

Good lifestyle habits learnt from an early age can set children down a healthy path that they can continue to adulthood

Pregnancy & baby care: Sweet dreams

It is always a relief to know that mother and baby are both doing well – but this isn't always the case

All not lost for babycare

There are things that you can do to start to grow the category, says one infant feeding brand. You may want to look at the area again

An urgent issue

Pharmacy is ideally placed to advise and recommend incontinence products, especially with NHS budgets squeezed.  

Health education for school term

Term is starting again soon and this will trigger child health questions in the pharmacy

Tobacco harm reduction and a changing market

What’s the latest in the fast developing category of nicotine replacement therapy and smoking cessation?

First aid matters

Summer means a rise in accidents and injuries, so it’s time to review the first aid category  

Maximise weight loss: can pharmacies compete?

Can pharmacies do more to grow their impact in weight loss by focusing more on programme-based weight loss solutions?

Promote men’s health and boost your business

Despite many targeted health campaigns over the years, primary healthcare services – including pharmacies – are still underused by men  

Feet first - taking steps with the category

As customers bare their feet and legs for summer, pharmacy staff need to be ready to offer advice and treatment for common complaints

For healthier Holidays

A pre-travel consultation at the local pharmacy can ensure that customers are well prepared and reduces the risk of ill health spoiling their expensive summer trip  

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

Women this way

Women form the majority of community pharmacy’s customer base, but can more be done to help them navigate the shelves?

Do e-cigarettes have a place in pharmacy?

It’s a rapidly growing, but controversial, market

Summer is coming to pharmacy...

The advice given about the management of hayfever with a product purchase is a huge plus for hayfever sufferers.  

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

A little pick me up?

Is the category of vitamins, minerals and supplements on the rise for pharmacy?

Half of long-term smokers to die from cigarette smoking

Smoking rates have dropped to their lowest for a century, but support to quit is still vital.
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