The latest learning and CPD content on infectious diseases. Under ‘Other resources’ you will find all our other content related to infectious diseases.
CPD and Learning
An overview of the main differences between the symptoms for colds, flu and COVID-19, to enable pharmacy teams to advise patients effectively on their management, including treatment and/or referral.
Gonorrhoea infection: diagnosis and treatmentSubscription
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.
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.
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.
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.
An overview of the 2018 guideline for management of this sexually transmitted infection in men and women.
Aspergillosis: causes, types and treatmentSubscription
Aspergillus-related disease is rare, but results in high mortality rates. The limited treatment options and emerging antifungal drug resistance mean that accurate diagnosis and management is paramount.
Case-based learning: meningitisSubscription
Causes, diagnosis and initial management options for adults and children with meningitis.
How to treat fungal nail effectivelySubscription
The latest information about the novel coronavirus identified in Wuhan, China, and advice on how pharmacists can help concerned patients and the public.
The results of an evaluation of a seasonal influenza vaccination service in a community pharmacy setting, conducted with 485 patients across 55 pharmacies following the 2019/2020 season, that assessed person-centredness, professionalism and privacy, to make recommendations for improvements for the 2020/2021 season.
Honey is superior to usual care for improving symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection symptoms, researchers have concluded.
The UK government has ordered 340 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from several manufacturers, with the hope that at least one will prove successful in large clinical trials over the next few months. However, there are no guarantees and some of the strategies are not without their challenges.
With antibiotic resistance set to cost 10 million lives per year by 2050, there is a renaissance of interest in the potential of bacteriophages to be the next generation of bacteria killers.
Testing for COVID-19 antibodies has been riddled with government miscommunication and a lack of clarity, but here is what we know so far.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a huge challenge, but it has revolutionised pharmacy practice in some positive ways. In the first of a three-part series, we ask hospital pharmacists which changes they want to retain.
A review of several of the treatments for COVID-19 currently being trialled.