Prescribing errors affect patient safety, but pharmacists and other healthcare professionals can reduce the risk of them occurring.
Appropriate community pharmacy management and referral of patients with chronic peripheral joint pain
A summary of best practice joint pain management recommendations for use by community pharmacy teams.
A guide to help community pharmacy team members effectively engage with patients and have a conversation about joint pain symptoms.
Of the nearly 237 million medication errors occurring in England each year, 28% have the potential to cause harm. This article outlines the immediate steps to be taken following identification of a medicines safety incident.
Access to colorectal cancer screening varies across the UK. This article describes the various tests and how community pharmacists can promote them.
Discussing the MMR vaccine with patientsSubscription
As outlined in Public Health England’s ‘UK Measles and Rubella elimination strategy’, MMR vaccination needs to improve to achieve and maintain elimination in line with recommendations from the World Health Organization.
Try our quiz, with questions based on 2018’s CPD and learning articles, and test your knowledge of subjects ranging from depression in children and young people, menopause, type 1 diabetes mellitus and Parkinson’s disease.
How to advise parents, dispell myths and spot the ‘red flags’ for onward referral.
Managing plantar heel pain in the pharmacySubscription
How to differentiate plantar fasciopathy from other causes of plantar heel pain, advice for pharmacists on counselling patients and when to refer.
How to treat fungal nail effectivelySubscription
Owing to the high recurrence rate of fungal nail infections, pharmacy professionals should be able to advise patients on effective treatment and preventative and appropriate self-care strategies to avoid re-infection.
How to prevent common eye problemsSubscription
It is increasingly recognised that many modifiable lifestyle factors contribute to sight loss.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s guidelines describe the importance of early diagnosis and management of Lyme disease.
Frequency of hepatitis E infection is increasing in developed nations, and further research is needed to help develop effective treatment strategies for patients with both acute and chronic infections.
This article provides practical advice to support pharmacy professionals in their duty of care to recognise and refer patients with ‘red flag’ cancer symptoms.
Ensuring the safe and effective management of controlled drugs is an important role for pharmacists, particularly in secondary care.
What advice pharmacists and their teams can give to patients presenting with soft tissue dental conditions in community pharmacy.
Pharmacists can provide treatment and advice for this common yeast infection.
There are many benefits to public engagement, for the pharmacist delivering the activity as well as for the audience. This article covers the practical aspects that should be considered before getting started.
This article outlines how community pharmacists can play an important role in medicines adherence, including examples of how to reinforce treatment.
Accurately diagnosing antibiotic allergiesSubscription
Diagnosing true drug allergy can be challenging and it is important that patients are managed appropriately.
A tailored approach can help pharmacists support patients to make better treatment choices, resulting in more successful outcomes.
Heavy menstrual bleeding has a major impact on a woman’s quality of life. This article covers the most recent guidance and available treatment options.
How pharmacists can comply with GDPRSubscription
Pharmacies could be heavily fined if they break new data protection rules. Here is a quick guide on how to stay within the law.
These treatments are commonly associated with autoimmune-related side effects and toxicities. This article outlines how pharmacists and the pharmacy team can recognise and manage these adverse events.
How pharmacists and pharmacy professionals can diagnose this complex problem and advise parents and carers on options for management.
April 2018 marks the start of the new pharmacy revalidation process. In order to meet the requirements expected, the SalvaDore has launched a new app, RPS MyCPD, which allows members and registered users to record, track and export their CPD activity.
Revalidation for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians came into force on 30 March 2018. This article explains the revalidation timeline and requirements, including what represents suitable planned and unplanned CPD activities and how they should be recorded.
Syphilis: diagnosis and management optionsSubscription
In 2016, the number of diagnoses of syphilis in England rose by 12%. Pharmacists and healthcare professionals should be aware of the signs and symptoms, as well as the treatment options for this disease, and understand the role they can play in the wider promotion of good sexual health to patients.
Dry mouth: advice and managementSubscription
Xerostomia (dry mouth) is a common condition caused by a range of factors including smoking, the side effects of xerogenic medicines and by autoimmune diseases, such as Sjögren’s syndrome. Pharmacists and healthcare professionals should be aware of the signs, symptoms, aetiology and management, including the use of salivary stimulants and substitutes, for dry mouth.