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Polypharmacy: a framework for theory and practiceSubscription

There are several tools pharmacists can use when assessing a patient’s medicines; however, patient input and appropriate questions can have a profound impact in ensuring medicines optimisation.

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Hepatitis A infection: symptoms and managementSubscription

Pharmacists must understand how hepatitis A is spread and how it affects patients in order to ensure prompt, effective treatment and to reduce the spread of the infection.

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Diagnosis and management of type 2 diabetes mellitusSubscription

Patient education and self management are central to treating type 2 diabetes mellitus and preventing its associated complications.

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Endometriosis: symptoms, diagnosis and managementSubscription

Early diagnosis and multi-modal treatment is necessary to improve quality of life in adolescents and women with endometriosis.

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Heart failure, older people and frailtySubscription

Diagnosis of heart failure and frailty can often be masked by other long-term conditions, making the delivery of treatment goals complicated.

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Testosterone deficiency: diagnosis, assessment and treatmentSubscription

Male hypogonadism can significantly affect health and quality of life; however, diagnosis and management can be challenging.

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Managing osteoporosis in older peopleSubscription

How to understand bone health in the context of the older person, including risk assessment, prevention and the management of osteoporosis in patients likely to have multiple comorbidities.

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Stevens–Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysisSubscription

Practical guidelines for the treatment and management of Stevens–Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis, rare but life-threatening conditions that are normally caused by drugs or infections.

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Diagnosis and management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosisSubscription

Pharmacists can play a vital role in the diagnosis and management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and can help improve outcomes and the burden of disease.

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Managing the symptoms of overactive bladderSubscription

Overactive bladder can be distressing and embarrassing. Understanding the symptoms, diagnosis and evidence-based management can significantly improve quality of life.

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Managing common ear problems: discharge, ache and dizziness

Managing common ear problems: discharge, ache and dizzinessSubscription

Pharmacists and their teams should be able to manage patients presenting with ear discharge, earache and dizziness effectively, referring patients only when necessary.

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Managing ear problems: hearing loss and tinnitusSubscription

Pharmacy teams should know when to manage and refer patients presenting with hearing loss or tinnitus.

Case-based learning: palliative care

Case-based learning: palliative and end-of-life care in community pharmacySubscription

Community pharmacists encounter patients at all stages in their life; however, patients who require palliative care require dedicated time and special consideration.

Case-based learning: recognising sepsis

Case-based learning: recognising sepsisSubscription

Sepsis can lead to organ failure and death. However, early diagnosis and recognition in the pharmacy may help prevent these potentially fatal consequences.

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Implementing a cold and flu training programme in the community pharmacy

Practical steps for implementing a training programme to support staff in delivering consistent and reliable cold and flu management advice to the public.

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Engaging patients with cold and flu: putting theory into practice

Having a meaningful conversation with patients about cold and flu symptoms and management can be challenging, but it can be made easier by applying effective consultation skill theory to everyday practice.

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Making consultations in community pharmacy matter

Patients should use pharmacy as their first point of call for advice for the management of minor conditions, such as cold and flu, and have clear expectations around what pharmacy can offer. This article outlines the approach and principles behind effective and meaningful consultations.

Outlining the vital role of each member of the pharmacy team and highlighting best practice when patients present with cold and flu ensures a consistent, high standard of care is available across pharmacy

Reconsidering community pharmacy’s role in cold and fluVideo

Outlining the vital role of each member of the pharmacy team and highlighting best practice when patients present with cold and flu ensures a consistent, high standard of care is available across pharmacy.

Case-based learning: Sore throat

Case-based learning: sore throatSubscription

Most sore throats are caused by viral infections and get better within a week through self-care. However, it is important to recognise when a sore throat is a symptom of a more serious illness.

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Recognising and managing body dysmorphic disorderSubscription

A range of symptoms can indicate potential body dysmorphic disorder. Pharmacists should know how to have conversations about this condition and provide advice about the available treatments.

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