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

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Caught short

Bladder weakness has a substantial effect on quality of life but is often viewed as a stigmatising condition – so not everyone asks for professional help...

Waxing lyrical

Everyone has earwax, but for some people it can cause as many problems as it solves, especially if it becomes impacted.

Looking after your newest customers

A full round up of the pregnancy, baby care and infant feeding sectors reveals this can still be a strong area for pharmacy, especially for first time parents

Advising customers of a unique formulation for a blocked and runny nose from colds

Understand the differences between topical medication for nasal symptoms of the common cold, and topical medication for ongoing nasal problems

Challenge your thinking on warts and verrucas

Discover different treatment options for warts and verruas and when to recommend them to your customers, based on their individual needs

How to advise on head lice​

Despite them being so common, many people still don't know how to get rid of head lice. This training will arm you with the facts so that you can help customers choose the best treatments and answer their questions with confidence.

Lower gastrointestinal health

The gastrointestinal tract is suceptible to a variety of conditions, pharmacy teams can be on hand to support customers suffering.

Time to man up

With declining life expectancy growth for men in some areas, Victoria Goldman suggests how pharmacy can help address this troubling trend

Biting back

As families enjoy the school holidays and a break from routine, now is the time to prepare for parasite infections.

Surface tension

With an increasing number of people in the UK living with a skin condition, good treatment advice from pharmacists has never been more important.

Growing pains

Feeling comfortable in your own skin can be a challenge at any age but for today’s adolescents, social media is making things a lot more complicated when it comes to their health.

Pet hates

Pharmacy teams can offer pet owners support and advice to get their furry friends back on their feet.

Great expectations

Public Health England is urging commissioners to recognise the untapped potential of community pharmacy when it comes to sexual health services.

Facing the change

The menopause occurs for half the population and pharmacy teams can support women going through this change.

The secret life of pets

Pets may be popular, but their owners aren’t always aware of what preventative treatments they need. By teaming up with local vets, pharmacies can improve the lives of pets, and help avoid problems for owners too.

Understanding abdominal pain, cramps and IBS

This short video explains the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and how it differs from abdominal cramps to help you recommend a suitable product for your customer’s needs.

When should customers fork out?

Despite their growing popularity, there remains a great deal of public confusion about when VMS supplements are recommended or useful.

Time to think topical

Helping customers choose the right topical analgesic for their individual needs is key if they are to gain optimum benefit.

Reacting to allergy

In a survey earlier this year GPs said that up to 90 per cent of their appointments with summer pollen sufferers were unnecessary and could be dealt with in the local pharmacy. They are absolutely right.

Under pressure

While the body’s need for a good night’s sleep is increasingly understood, research shows that we’re actually sleeping for less time than ever before due to anxiety and stress
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