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

OTC

The condom conundrum

Young people are still embarrassed to talk about using condoms, so STIs remain high in this age group, but pharmacy can help.

Keeping the doctor away

The age-old saying of an apple a day keeps the doctor away is as pertinent as it’s ever been, but other aspects of children’s health are very different to how they were 100, 50 or even 10 years ago.

Broaching intimate health

Intimate health conditions are common but also sensitive subjects. With the right know-how, pharmacy support staff can navigate difficult patient conversations

Women's health

This team training module focuses on women's health, detailing the most common women's health complaints. 

Upper GI problems: Terms & conditions

It is important to correctly identify a particular upper GI problem in order to provide appropriate advice and treatment

Smoking cessation

This Professional Assistant: Learn and Advise module focuses on smoking cessation, including NRT therapies. 

Making sense of migraine

A migraine is more than just a headache, and can have a life-long impact on sufferers. So why do we still know so little about it?

Ear problems

This team training module focuses on ear problems, updating knowledge on managing and preventing ear problems. 

Listen up!

Ear complaints such as earwax blockage, vertigo and hearing loss are a common reason for a pharmacy visit. This guide will ensure pharmacy teams are well equipped to help.

Gut feeling

Stress and anxiety can play havoc on gut health, initiating the onset or worsening of digestive symptoms but pharmacy teams can help customers get back on their feet.

Lessening the impact of a migraine

How pharmacies can help migraine and headache sufferers get back to work

Towards a smoke-free generation

Quit rates are improving, but pharmacy staff can still do more to help customers decide on a course of action that suits them best

Going on gut instinct

How community pharmacy can support customers to learn more about their gastrointestinal problems and improve the performance of the category in-store

Indigestion and heartburn

This Professional Assistant: Learn and Advise module focuses on indigestion, heartburn and the gastrointestinal system.

Men’s health: The weaker sex?

While women will report anything unusual, men often ignore a health problem and hope it will just go away...

Walking in a pharmacy wonderland

The stress of Christmas, cold, dark weather and festive frivolities can mean people are more susceptible to illness at this time of year, making them feel far from jolly, but pharmacy can help.

Cold comfort

Winter weather can play havoc with skin. Make sure you’re prepared for your customers’ skin problems with this expert advice on how to solve the top winter skin dilemmas.

Ear care

This Professional Assistant: Learn and Advise module focuses on ear care, identifying key parts of the ear and recommending products.

Sleeping duty

Sleep problems in children can cause obesity, lower immunity, mental health issues and poor performance at school. So what can pharmacy do to help?

Helping pain sufferers get back on their feet

One recent survey revealed that the number of people in the UK living with osteoarthritis looks set to double – to more than 17 million sufferers – by 2030. What can pharmacy do more of?  
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