Tag: community pharmacy

Will embracing technology such as dispensing robots and pharmacy apps be the solution to the sector’s financial struggles? I talk to those in the know, in this feature for Chemist + Druggist…

In January, pharmacy minister Steve Brine commissioned Public Health England (PHE) to investigate why the prescribing of “addictive medicines” has risen by 3% over the past five years. I look at the role that community pharmacy can play in preventing

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Feelings of loneliness affect us all at some point, but being lonely can be a serious problem when it becomes chronic, affecting our health and wellbeing and damaging our ability to connect with others. I find out how pharmacy can

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Emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) – or ‘the morning after pill’ – has been available in the UK for over 30 years, but its supply remains a contentious issue for many pharmacists, as I discover for this feature in The Pharmacist magazine…

Stoptober awareness month run by Public Health England (PHE) throughout October encourages smokers to quit. So if you’ve decided you want to give up, what methods are going to give you the best chance? I find out about e-cigarettes in this feature

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Periods are a fact of life for half of the population yet new research highlights a significant taboo surrounding women’s health. So how can pharmacy teams help break the silence? I find out in this feature for Training Matters magazine…

When it comes to children’s health, you shouldn’t believe everything you read in the news, as I find out for this feature for Training Matters magazine.

New statistics show that women are drinking more alcohol than ever before. I find out what community pharmacy staff can do to help customers moderate their intake, in this feature for Training Matters magazine.

According to the children and young people’s mental health charity YoungMinds, the proportion of 15 to 16-year-olds who say they frequently feel anxious or depressed has doubled in the past 30 years to two in 30 boys and two in 10

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Many pet owners don’t realise their local pharmacy can help when it comes to advice about common pet health problems. I discover what pharmacy staff can do, for Training Matters magazine.