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HRT: Why the reluctance to prescribe?

A survey found that 60 per cent of women had never been offered HRT – and even more worrying is that 66 per cent were offered antidepressants instead 

Lung cancer: A patient’s perspective

First hand accounts from lung cancer sufferers, plus guidance for pharmacists on the role they can play in promoting earlier diagnosis

Scenario: Painful toilet visits

Kim O’Connell has asked for a quiet word with pharmacist Parveen and tells her it really hurts when she goes to the toilet...

Visual impairment

This pharmacy scenario is about visual impairment and considers CVI eligibility. 

Clinical briefing: Can pharmacists help diabetes remission?

A weight management scheme has helped to achieve remission in almost half of type 2 diabetes patients, with indications that the benefits persist

Making headway: A pharmacist's guide to headaches

Headache is the umbrella term used for a number of different conditions that can be difficult for pharmacists to differentiate and therefore manage appropriately

Asthma: part one

This module will consider the prevalance of asthma, understand common asthma phenotypes and the diagnostic process.

Conference call: Antibiotic resistance strategy

Professor Dame Sally Davies pulled no punches in her keynote address on the UK’s antimicrobial resistance (AMR) strategy

Scenario: Steroids & type 2 diabetes

Would you recognise the predisposing factors that lead to an increased risk of hyperglycaemia with steroid therapy in people with diabetes?

Scenario: Vitamin D supplements

Customer Nusrat Begum is talking to pharmacist Parveen about how the vitamin D supplement she is taking doesn’t seem to be working...

Status epilepticus: why rapid, aggressive treatment is essential

In contrast to typical epilepsy seizures, untreated SE can last an hour or more, increasing the risk of serious complications

Blood pressure management

This module provides an overview of hypertension screening and management including drug treatments and self-help advice through lifestyle interventions

Clinical briefing: A health literate public?

The Government wants people to take more responsibility for their own health but are there knowledge gaps?

Clinical review: Antihypertensive medications

From ACE inhibitors to alpha blockers, here is detailed look at the different classes of antihypertensives

The management of allergic rhinitis

This CPD module provides an overview of allergic rhinitis and considers its causes, symptoms and management options.

Managing allergic rhinitis

This module will help you to understand symptoms, management options and any possible complications

Conference call: ASHP updates on opioid crisis

Opioid over-prescribing, medical cannabis and digital health developments were some of the topics covered

Time for action on obesity

The UK population is more obese and less active than ever before. Can pharmacists help turn things around?

Wound & scar management: Could do better

Dermatologists want community pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to provide better advice

Iron deficiency anaemia

This pharmacy scenario is about iron deficiency anaemia and considers what the condition is and treatment side effects.
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