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  • Pharmacist explaining dispensing label to senior male patient

    How to support patients with sight loss in pharmacy

    More than two million people are affected by sight loss across the UK, which may impact on their ability to use and take their medicines correctly and safely. Here, the Royal National Institute of Blind People, Medicines Use and Safety team and Moorfields Eye Hospital provide advice and recommendations for pharmacy to provide appropriate support for people with sight loss.

  • Images of common foot conditions

    Management and treatment options for common foot conditions

    Patients of all ages visit their pharmacy to seek advice on a variety of conditions affecting their feet, but some groups, including the young and active, people with diabetes and elderly patients, are at higher risk of developing common foot conditions. Produced in partnership with RB.

  • Person using the new BNF app

    How to use the new BNF and BNF for Children app

    Around 500,000 print copies of the BNF and BNF for Children are distributed to healthcare professionals each year. A new app which combines BNF and BNF for Children content ensures the availability of drug information through a smart device.

  • Spoons of red, yellow and green medicine syrup

    How to identify and manage ‘problem’ excipients in medicines for children Subscription

    Children may be exposed to potentially harmful excipients, essential components of drug formulations, through unlicensed and off-label use of adult medicines. Excipient exposure should be minimised, although a medicine containing a problem excipient may be indicated, but only after a careful risk–benefit assessment.

  • Micrograph of melanoma

    Melanoma: risk factors and advice on sunscreen use Subscription

    Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer in the UK, accounting for 4% of all new cancer diagnoses. Pharmacists and healthcare professionals are ideally placed to offer advice to patients on the use of sunscreens to limit UV exposure, reducing their risk of developing melanoma.

  • Chickenpox rash close up

    Rashes in children Subscription

    Rashes in children are common and may be difficult to differentiate by appearance alone, therefore, it is important to consider the entire clinical presentation in order to make the appropriate diagnosis.

  • Three and a half month-old baby receives DTP vaccination which protects infants from diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough)

    Whooping cough: public health management and guidance Subscription

    Pertussis (whooping cough) is a highly contagious, acute bacterial infection. It can affect people of all ages, but is especially dangerous in vulnerable groups, such as unimmunised infants.

  • Close up of young woman holding elderly patient's hand

    Facilitating anticipatory prescribing in end-of-life care Subscription

    Anticipatory prescribing enables patients in the last days and weeks of their lives to have their symptoms managed at home. Pharmacists are ideally positioned to provide practical support and advice to other healthcare professionals on the prescribing and administration of anticipatory medicines and to facilitate timely supply.

  • Close up of a health worker examining a toddler's ear

    How to diagnose and manage primary and secondary earache and ear infections Subscription

    Earache is a common problem that can be the result of a variety of different pathologies. It is important for pharmacists and healthcare professionals to appropriately diagnose primary and secondary earache and ear infections.

  • Close up of a man using a tongue scraper

    Advising patients on halitosis and oral hygiene Subscription

    Halitosis (bad breath) is estimated to be the third most frequent reason for patients to seek dental care, following tooth decay and gum disease. Pharmacists are ideally placed to promote oral health and provide patients with advice on the prevention and management of halitosis.

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