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Promoting self-care this summer

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Pharmacists are well placed to help patients take care of themselves — from advising on sun protection and skin cancer risk to offering tips on managing hayfever. Read The Pharmaceutical Journal's special report on self-care and help patients in your community pharmacy to help themselves stay well this summer.


Young woman applying sunscreen to her arm

New quick reference guide to using sunscreen

29 MAY 2018

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has put together a new quick reference guide (QRG) to sunscreen use. The guide describes the different types of sunscreen and how they work, and explains how sunscreen should be applied for maximum efficacy. The QRG also identifies medicines that carry a risk of increased photosensitivity, and how patients taking these medicines should be advised.

Antihistamines in blister packaging

Patients paying up to £6 more for hay fever prescriptions rather than buying OTC Subscription

11 MAY 2018

Patients in England paid for more than 180,000 prescriptions for hay fever remedies in 2016 and 2017, despite them being available much more cheaply over-the-counter, according to data obtained by MoneySavingExpert.

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A strong base: the importance of foot health

11 AUG 2017By

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.

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