Association of Pharmacy
Technicians UK (APTUK)
The Professional Leadership Body for Pharmacy Technicians

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Step to it

As summer approaches, now is the time to educate customers on foot and leg care.

Get involved to improve children’s health

Pharmacists have a unique opportunity to build trusting relationships with parents to influence the long-term health prospects of their children. Find out the most important ways you can get involved.

Keeping bones healthy during the lockdown

Long periods of immobility are a known risk factor for osteoporosis, which affects over three million people in the UK. And staying at home means that customers’ fitness levels could drop if they don’t move around regularly.

Soothing the itch

Childhood eczema is so common that it’s easy to believe parents know how to manage it. This is not necessarily true, however, and there is plenty the pharmacy team can do to help.

Testing, testing

As technology evolves and consumers are encouraged to embrace self care, home diagnostics tests could form part of a wider healthcare action plan.

Missed opportunities

Women are ignoring potentially serious health problems during the current pandemic, worried about bothering busy health professionals or struggling to access the services they need. 

Something serious?

It’s not easy for everyone to admit to bowel health problems, but some are more serious than others and early advice from the pharmacy team could prove to be lifesaving.

First responder

With many accidents and injuries, knowing what tips and advice to pass on to customers could make all the difference.

Bladder weakness

Bladder weakness affects millions of people in the UK, but even though it is so common, it is a sensitive subject for many.

Women's health in lockdown

Women may have more specific concerns about their health during this challenging time. It is important to help them stay motivated to protect their health and wellbeing to avoid more serious issues developing in the future.

Fungal Nail Roundup

Complete this short interactive module to refresh your knowledge on identifying and treating fungal nail infections, and discover more about a product you can recommend to customers.

Warts and all

The diagnosis of warts is usually straightforward but when it is uncertain or if there is a suspicion of actinic keratoses, squamous cell carcinoma or melanoma, it is important the person is referred.

A new approach to osteoarthritis & joint pain

When customers come to your pharmacy with joint pain associated with osteoarthritis or joint wear and tear, it may mean they have reached the point where their quality of life is being impacted.

Ready, set, go!

What do pharmacy teams need to know to encourage their customers to get up and get active?

Pharmacies wanted for a wider role in sexual health

The sexually transmitted infection rate is rising and PHE would like more community pharmacies to get involved.

Senior moments

A focus report on helping older people with their health and mobility. 

Identification and intervention

Pharmacy teams provide health screening services and testing kits, but there’s potential to do more.

Oral care

Maintaining a good oral care routine has multiple benefits and pharmacy teams can be on hand to advise customers.

Summer sun, something's begun

Pharmacy teams can support customers as the pollen count intensifies with over-the-counter treatments and self care advice.

Straight talking

There are plenty of ways to avoid and ease musculoskeletal pain, and community pharmacy can help.
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