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

OTC

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

Supporting women's health

From mental health to menstrual health, pharmacy teams need to ensure they are able to offer advice and support

Step by step

People often take their feet for granted but being known as the place to go for help when things go wrong is a great way to increase footfall in your pharmacy...

Tackling the opioid crisis

The prescription opioid time bomb has focused clinical attention on chronic pain and inspired a raft of management initiatives across the UK.

Children's pain and fever

Pain and fever can cause much distress in children, pharmacy teams can be there to provide reassurance and expert advice.

Save our soles

Buying footwear online is having a negative impact on foot health but pharamcy teams can be on hand to help.

Managing skin conditions in pharmacy

With restrictions on prescribing for minor conditions, many are being directed to their pharmacy for treatment and advice.

Stand against sitting

Being less active during the day has been linked to a variety of health problems, so how can people get enough daily activity?

Tummy talk

Coeliac disease and IBS often go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, leading to continuous discomfort and other issues. 

Travel health

More people are travelling abroad each year, pharmacy staff can provide advice on issues people may encounter while they are away.

Big little things

When it comes to minor accidents and injuries, pharmacy staff can be on hand to help inform customers about first aid.

The lowdown on child health

From vaccinations to obesity and common illnesses, pharmacy has a key role to play when it comes to kids’ health

Hayfever

By providing customers with advice on managing hayfever, pharmacy teams can help make the summer enjoyable.

Challenging your thinking about oral pain relief

This short module contains three videos that review evidence about OTC pain relief, to challenge your thinking when recommending products.

An infectious smile

Maintaining a healthy and happy smile is simple, right? Here's what the experts recommend.

10 minute clinic: dry skin and eczema

This handy 10-minute clinic is a quick reference guide that will help you advise customers on dry skin and eczema.

Get to the joint

In order to enjoy our later years mobile and pain free, protecting joint and musculoskeletal health is key.

Pet hates: A look at common veterinary ailments

More needs to be done to inform pet owners about the importance of year-round preventative parasite treatments
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