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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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Managing overheads: The devil in the detail

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