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Focus: Joint pain
Individuals commonly present to a pharmacy seeking information and advice about joint pain and its management. The Pharmaceutical Journal, in collaboration with GSK, surveyed members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in order to develop an editorially independent campaign addressing the learning needs of pharmacy teams. This campaign aims to provide individuals with the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage patients with joint pain safely and effectively.
An overview of joint pain for community pharmacy teams.
Addressing the learning needs of pharmacy teams to enhance and standardise care of patients who present with joint pain in community pharmacy.
Pharmacists have an important role to play in the management of osteoarthritis and joint pain, but they also face significant barriers to becoming integrated within the multidisciplinary team.
Appropriate community pharmacy management and referral of patients with chronic peripheral joint pain
A summary of best practice joint pain management recommendations for use by community pharmacy teams.
A guide to help community pharmacy team members effectively engage in conversations with patients about joint pain symptoms.
Community pharmacy has both a professional responsibility and commercial interest in ensuring pharmacy teams receive the necessary training and possess the appropriate knowledge to deliver the best person-centred care.
Community pharmacy teams can provide greater support to patients presenting with joint pain, regardless of diagnosis
Rheumatologist Philip Conaghan urges pharmacists to take on a greater front line role when managing patients who present with joint pain.