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Remember, self care is for life, not just for Christmas

The busy winter period in pharmacy is a good opportunity to educate the public about self care, says John Smith, chief executive of the Proprietary Association of Great Britain (PAGB) December is a busy time of year, but as many of your customers finally stop and relax in between Christmas and the New Year, the cold weather, infections, stress, plentiful socialising and overindulgence can all lead to people suffering from winter illness over the festive period. In the days before and after Christmas and New Year, A&E departments typically experience an unwelcome increase in the number of people visiting when most GP surgeries are closed. With urgent care services under particular pressure this year, it’s vital that more people are encouraged to manage self-treatable conditions at home or via the pharmacy, so that A&E resources are rightly spared for the seriously ill and for emergencies.

Travel health advice in the winter

Running a travel health clinic is becoming an attractive proposition for many pharmacies and the benefits are obvious all year round

Winter travel essentials

With more and more people taking winter holidays, pharmacy is well-placed to offer advice and meet their travel needs

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Little change in asthma care stats, says charity

Almost two thirds of the 5.4 million people living with asthma in the UK are not receiving basic levels of care, a repor...

Decriminalisation law due to come into effect in April

A legal defence against inadvertent dispensing errors is now closer to being signed into law, having been signed by the ...

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Why we can't continue to work harder and harder

Workload pressure isn't going to change, but how we work with it can, suggests Noel Wicks. The recent media spotli...

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Pharmacists share their views on EPS improvements

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Rowlands Pharmacy teams up with UK Sepsis Trust to raise awarenes…

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Leaders must use influence to improve safety culture, study finds

Positive leadership is needed to improve safety culture in healthcare environments and to remove barriers to error repor...