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.
People often overlook the importance of maintaining their feet, and how integral feet are the mobility and quality of life, until problems arise. Pharmacists are well placed to advise patients on looking after their feet.
The Pharmaceutical Journal has joined forces with UK health company RB and surveyed members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society to raise awareness and understanding of the importance of identifying and appropriately managing a variety of foot conditions in community pharmacy.
People visit pharmacies to seek advice on everything from hay fever to stomach bugs and sprained wrists. While it is known that people also ask their pharmacist about dry eye, we know little about the frequency of such complaints or how knowledgeable pharmacists are in providing quality care, since they receive little formal training on the condition.
The Pharmaceutical Journal has joined forces with UK health company RB and surveyed members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society to gauge how commonly dry eye is seen in the pharmacy and devise an independent editorial campaign to address the learning needs of pharmacists.
Do the words “community pharmacy” give you a sense of despair? Do they conjure up thoughts of endless, hard-to-reach targets, dwindling pharmacy income and lack of professional autonomy? Do they make you think of ever-increasing demands from customers, patients and the Government? Are you fed up with the continued cuts in dispensing income and do not know what to do? Are you fed up with the continued cuts in dispensing income and do not know what to do? We hope this issue of Focus will help give you ideas and perhaps provide a more positive view of community pharmacy …