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Focus on foot health

Focus: Foot health

August 2017

People often overlook the importance of maintaining their feet, and how integral feet are the mobility and quality of life, until problems arise. Pharmacists are well placed to advise patients on looking after their feet.

The Pharmaceutical Journal has joined forces with UK health company RB and surveyed members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society to raise awareness and understanding of the importance of identifying and appropriately managing a variety of foot conditions in community pharmacy.

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Infographic showing common foot conditions

Identifying common foot conditions

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Patients visit their pharmacy to seek advice on a variety of conditions affecting their feet. This visual guide for pharmacists and their teams illustrates some common foot conditions, and describes their key features, causes and treatment.

News

Close up of clinician checking patient's feet

The Pharmaceutical Journal launches foot health partnership with RB

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The learning materials are being developed in response to a survey that found many pharmacists do not feel confident discussing foot care, but would like to learn more.

Q&A

Illustration of hand holding foot

Q&A: Let’s talk foot care with patients

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As part of The Pharmaceutical Journal and RB’s joint campaign on foot health, five healthcare professionals talk about their different approaches to discussing foot care with patients and the challenges they face.

Learning

Images of common foot conditions

Management and treatment options for common foot conditions

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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.

Feature

Close up of feet walking on beach

A strong base: the importance of foot health

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Healthcare professionals are beginning to recognise the importance of keeping our feet in good working order, but does more need to be done to communicate this message to the public? Find out in this feature produced in partnership with RB.

Career Q&A

Peter Bettles

How to get your foot in the door with foot careSubscription

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In this Q&A — as part of a campaign by The Pharmaceutical Journal and RB — Peter Bettles explains how his pharmacy-based foot clinic meets his patients’ needs while boosting business.

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