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

OTC

Cracking patients' skin conditions

While the healthcare system’s focus is on tackling the coronavirus pandemic, patients must continue to deal with long-term medical conditions such as chronic skin disorders.

Dry eye consultations

Work through a customer consultation to determine the possible cause of stinging, gritty eyes and recommend an effective treatment to help ease these symptoms

Supporting smoking cessation

With smoking rates continuing to decline, the outlook is positive, but there’s still work to be done to protect the nation’s health.

Access to answers

Pharmacy-based diagnostic services continue to improve customers’ accessibility to healthcare. 

Lower gastrointestinal health

Many issues can affect the gastrointestinal tract and pharmacy teams should be ready to deal with questions on a range of symptoms.

Raising the issue of erection problems

Pharmacy teams have a vital role to play in addressing the stigma of erection problems and supporting customers.

10 minute clinic: topical fungal infections

This handy 10-minute clinic is a quick reference guide to help when advising on topical fungal infections.

Supporting customers to sleep better

Explore the rotating pack shot to find out more about Nytol Liquid Caramel Flavour, a clinically-proven alternative to sleeping tablets, and understand how you can support customers to sleep better.

The person behind the patient

This interactive video will introduce three patients with erection problems (EPs) and ask you to work out what the causes might be and how you can help.

Heartburn and Indigestion

Learn how to identify and help customers manage heartburn and indigestion, from recommending the right products to ease symptoms, to self-care advice and identifying red flags for referral

Analysis: Improving access to contraception

Calls to reclassify oral contraceptives in order to increase accessibility and reduce unintended pregnancies are getting louder.

Understanding clinical test results

How can the results of clinical tests and their implications be clearly explained to patients? We offer some pointers.

Improving treatment of constipation

There is an urgent need to improve bowel care and the management of constipation, and not only to relieve patient distress.

Upper GI problems

The over-indulgence in food and alcohol at this time of year offers a key opportunity to promote pharmacy’s role in the management of upper GI issues.

Keeping women well

There are many common women’s health problems that can benefit from fast intervention, and pharmacy teams can help. 

Banish bothersome bowels

Pharmacy teams can be on hand to offer advice, product recommendations and signposting for bowel complaints.

Nasal conditions

Nasal conditions can make people feel particularly unwell, but pharmacy teams can be on hand to help.

10 minute clinic: diarrhoea

This handy 10-minute clinic is a quick reference guide to help you when advising customers with diarrhoea.

New year's revolution: plant-based diets

Plant-based diets are continuing to increase in popularity, but there are growing concerns that their mismanagement.

Managing fever in children

Get to grips with the current guidance on managing fever in children and how antipyretics can help, and discover products you can recommend
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