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Lower gastrointestinal problems

Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are two conditions characterised by inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. 

Helping customers treat & care for their scalp

Understanding the causes and symptoms of some common scalp conditions will help you to make a real difference to your customers’ lives. Complete this module to discover self-care and product advice to help ease symptoms and maintain scalp health.

Head lice

Pharmacy teams can help customers feel confident in controlling this common parasite with top tips and recommendations. 

Managing bladder weakness

Many people with bladder weakness suffer in silence, but it is time to tackle the taboo. Find out how pharmacy can help.

Focusing on eye care

Irreversible damage to sight can be stopped in its tracks, but only if people keep an eye on things, and pharmacy teams can help.

Time to quit smoking

Smoking rates are on the decline across the UK, with more and more people setting quit dates, but there’s still a long way to go.

A fertile area for pharmacy?

Pharmacy has shown that it can offer effective sexual health services but fragmented commissioning and significant funding cuts mean that provision varies widely.

Metabolic syndrome and the link to skin diseases

Patients with inflammatory skin diseases should be targeted and provided with heart health checks by community pharmacy teams.

Sore throat treatment update

Update your knowledge on treating sore throat without antibiotics with this short, interactive module.

Eye care

Discover how pharmacy teams can support customers with advice and recommendations for eye conditions.

Locking down head lice

As children start returning to school, anxiety levels will be high for more reasons than usual. But head lice don’t have to be one of them.

Tackling women's heart health

Women are twice as likely to die of a heart attack than men, but pharmacy teams can raise awareness of this and help to ensure women get support.

Advising on stimulant laxatives

Find out how new MHRA regulations affect the supply of stimulant laxatives so you can reassure customers and help them find the right products

Protecting pet health

From pet parasites to separation anxiety, pharmacy teams can provide advice on a range of issues to support customers’ four-legged friends.

10 minute clinic: irritable bowel syndrome

This handy 10-minute clinic is designed to act as a quick reference guide that will help you when advising customers suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Targeting pain

When pain strikes most people reach for a pack of oral analgesics – but there are times when topical pain relief may be more appropriate. 

Nutrition and Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has increased interest in the role of nutrition in immune function and could boost the supplements category in pharmacy.

Allergy awareness

For many allergy sufferers there is no pollen involved, nor is the problem seasonal in nature – all of which can make it harder to determine the cause. Pharmacists can help.

Confident pet health conversations

Learn 3 key steps to having more confident conversations with customers about pet health products.

10 minute clinic: pain relief

This handy 10-minute clinic is designed to act as a quick reference guide that will help you when advising customers suffering from different types of pain.
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