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Families

Pets, vets and pharmacy

Covid-19 has prompted many people to seek companionship in the form of new (and old) pets. Take a look at what this means for pharmacy.

Step to it

As summer approaches, now is the time to educate customers on foot and leg care.

Get involved to improve children’s health

Pharmacists have a unique opportunity to build trusting relationships with parents to influence the long-term health prospects of their children. Find out the most important ways you can get involved.

Keeping bones healthy during the lockdown

Long periods of immobility are a known risk factor for osteoporosis, which affects over three million people in the UK. And staying at home means that customers’ fitness levels could drop if they don’t move around regularly.

Testing, testing

As technology evolves and consumers are encouraged to embrace self care, home diagnostics tests could form part of a wider healthcare action plan.

Soothing the itch

Childhood eczema is so common that it’s easy to believe parents know how to manage it. This is not necessarily true, however, and there is plenty the pharmacy team can do to help.

Missed opportunities

Women are ignoring potentially serious health problems during the current pandemic, worried about bothering busy health professionals or struggling to access the services they need. 

Pharmacies wanted for a wider role in sexual health

The sexually transmitted infection rate is rising and PHE would like more community pharmacies to get involved.

Open wide

Pharmacists can play a key role in helping older customers improve their oral care

Haircare has room to grow

Pharmacy can still shine in the more specialist areas of the medicated hair care and hair loss market

Looking after your newest customers

A full round up of the pregnancy, baby care and infant feeding sectors reveals this can still be a strong area for pharmacy, especially for first time parents

Pesky parasites

A new school year is underway. Get ready for a spike in requests for head lice treatments

Incontinence need not be a stigma

A tricky subject that requires a sensitive approach; our update on the market trends

Time to man up

With declining life expectancy growth for men in some areas, Victoria Goldman suggests how pharmacy can help address this troubling trend

The secret life of pets

Pets may be popular, but their owners aren’t always aware of what preventative treatments they need. By teaming up with local vets, pharmacies can improve the lives of pets, and help avoid problems for owners too.

Supporting women's health

From mental health to menstrual health, pharmacy teams need to ensure they are able to offer advice and support

The lowdown on child health

From vaccinations to obesity and common illnesses, pharmacy has a key role to play when it comes to kids’ health

Get ready for the new school term

It’s a concern that the UK has a poor record when it comes to child health. How can pharmacy help support parents to keep their children healthy once the new term begins

Pharmacy first for minor injuries

The good news is that people are doing more sport and exercise as a nation, but unfortunately are getting more injuries, too

New parents need the very best expert advice

Pharmacies are often one of the first places that concerned new parents turn to for advice, leaving teams wondering if they can also strengthen the category in business terms

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