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Cancer-associated thrombosisSubscription

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Venous thromboembolism is a complication of cancer that pharmacists should understand to ensure that their patients have the best possible outcomes.

Gonorrhoea infection: diagnosis and treatment

Gonorrhoea infection: diagnosis and treatmentSubscription

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Diagnoses of gonorrhoea in England rose by 26% between 2018 and 2019. Pharmacy teams can help prevent transmission and promote good sexual health practices through identifying patients at risk.

Diabetes: mental health considerations in adults

Diabetes: mental health considerations in adults Subscription

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Pharmacists can contribute to the psychological and emotional wellbeing of people living with diabetes by helping to identify those who have mental wellbeing needs, optimising treatment and minimising risk factors.

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Insomnia disorder: diagnosis and preventionSubscription

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Insomnia can have a profound impact on a patient; understanding its causes and how it can be prevented can have significant implications on their wellbeing.

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Implementing chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy in practiceSubscription

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How pharmacists can ensure the safe delivery of chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy by ensuring governance, operational and clinical requirements are met.

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Tetanus: symptoms, treatment and vaccination

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Although most people in the UK will be vaccinated against tetanus as a child, immunity does not always persist into adulthood. It is important that pharmacists can recognise the symptoms and know the treatments available for this disease.

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Acute coronary syndrome: risk factors, diagnosis and treatment Subscription

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This overview describes the different management options for acute coronary syndrome and how pharmacists can support patients with the condition.

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Schizophrenia: recognition and management Subscription


Common medicines used to manage schizophrenia have many side effects that can cause significant morbidity. Regular monitoring and support can ensure patients improve outcomes.

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Case-based learning: impetigoSubscription

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Pharmacists need to identify and manage impetigo effectively to help prevent its spread. 

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Anaphylaxis: symptoms, causes and diagnosisSubscription

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Anaphylaxis normally develops suddenly and can be fatal if not correctly identified and managed.

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Anaphylaxis: management Subscription

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Anaphylaxis is potentially life-threatening; therefore, pharmacists must be able to immediately recognise symptoms and know how to treat patients.

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Pharmaceutical considerations for patients with stomasSubscription


Pharmacists should be aware of the requirements of their patients who may have a temporary or permanent stoma.

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Remote consultations: how pharmacy teams can practise them successfullySubscription

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As remote consultations become more common, pharmacists must consider best practice and how they can get the most out of these interactions.

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Caring for palliative care patients at home: medicines management principles and considerationsSubscription

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Pharmacists need to understand the range of medicine support that they and their teams can provide to palliative care patients and their caregivers.

How to provide advice on alcohol consumption and explain the potential health risks

How to provide advice on alcohol consumption and explain the potential health risksSubscription


Alcohol consumption has increased during the  COVID-19 pandemic. Pharmacists can provide patients with support and information to enable them to make informed choices about their intake.

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Organ donation law and transplantation management in the UKSubscription

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Pharmacists should be aware that the law around organ donation changed in England in May 2020 and will change in Scotland from March 2021, and should understand the implications this has on practice and for patients.

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Community management of pneumonia and suspected COVID-19


The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of understanding the differences between viral and bacterial pneumonia, and how adult patients can be managed as they recover at home.

Case-based learning: anxiety disorders

Case-based learning: anxiety disordersSubscription


There are many types of anxiety disorders with varying levels of severity. Pharmacists should know the treatment options that are available and how to support patients. 

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How to keep your community pharmacy running during the COVID-19 pandemic

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How pharmacists can implement guidance and best practice in response to the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic to ensure patient and staff safety, as well as the approaches pharmacy teams across the UK are taking in response to the virus.

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Schizophrenia case studies: putting theory into practiceSubscription


This article considers how patients with schizophrenia should be managed when their condition or treatment changes.

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Case-based learning: management of polycystic ovary syndromeSubscription


As the most common incurable hormonal condition affecting women of reproductive age, polycystic ovary syndrome can lead to infertility, anxiety and cardiovascular disease if it is not managed appropriately.

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Considerations for the inpatient management of Parkinson’s disease Subscription

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Recognising and managing certain complications of Parkinson’s disease can help improve care and reduce the risk of admission for people living with the condition.

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Encouraging self-care and positive lifestyle changes in patients with depressionSubscription


Non-pharmacological interventions, such as maintaining good sleep hygiene and a healthy diet, can help improve, resolve or prevent depression.

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Managing hypertension: the role of diet and exerciseSubscription


It is well known that high blood pressure increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes. However, there are lifestyle interventions that pharmacists can encourage patients to implement to reduce this risk.

Improving oral health: preventative care messages in community pharmacy

Improving oral health: preventative care messages in community pharmacySubscription

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Dental caries, periodontal disease and oral cancer are health problems that can be prevented with the help of community pharmacists.

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Half of pharmacists say they are never given protected learning time Subscription

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Just over half of the pharmacists who took part in The Pharmaceutical Journal’s 2020 salary survey said they are never given protected learning time.

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RPS to offer free clinical consultation skills training to community pharmacists in England

3 SEP 2020

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society, together with Health Education England and the Royal College of GPs, are offering free online continuing professional development workshops for community pharmacists across England.

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