Category: Pharmacy Training

Pharmacy Team Revalidation And The GPhC

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is the independent regulator for pharmacies, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians across Great Britain. They set standards for pharmacy professionals, registered pharmacies as well as the initial education and training for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. All pharmacy professionals play a vital role in delivering quality healthcare services while helping people maintain… Read more »

Vitamins, Minerals And A Healthy Diet

Every day we make conscious decisions about what to eat and drink but it’s not always easy to follow a healthy diet. While some foods are better than others, not all of them contain the necessary vitamins and minerals. Considering the many roles that vitamins and minerals play in our bodies, we cannot ignore their… Read more »

Safeguarding Children And Vulnerable Adults

Safeguarding in the UK is a term that denotes measures to protect the health, well-being and human rights of individuals. This allows especially children, young people and vulnerable adults to live free from abuse, harm and neglect. Adult safeguarding is defined under the Care Act 2014 which was the most significant change in social law… Read more »

How To Recognise Stroke Symptoms

Amongst several other serious medical conditions, strokes are the 4th largest killer in the UK. In fact, someone suffers from a stroke every five minutes and it can happen to anyone of any age, gender or race. In simple terms, one can think of strokes as a ‘brain attack’. The reality is that while there are… Read more »

Bowel Cancer Screening And Early Diagnosis

Bowel cancer, often referred to as colorectal cancer, can be a serious condition if left undiagnosed and untreated. Cells in a healthy body divide naturally and grow in a controlled way but when cancer develops, cells change and often grow erratically. In terms of bowel cancer, the cancer cells could stay in the bowel but… Read more »

National Smile Month And Children’s Oral Health

National Smile Month is the UK’s biggest and longest running oral health campaign which takes place annually between 13 May and 13 June. This campaign is aimed at dental and healthcare professionals, schools, pharmacies, community groups, colleges and workplaces to educate, motivate and communicate good oral healthcare. Previously known as “National Smile Week”, this has… Read more »

Asthma Attacks And Pharmacy Training

Asthma is a lung condition that can narrow your airways, make them swell and produce extra mucus which results in difficulty breathing. While some patients may eventually outgrow it, for others it is a life-long condition. It often causes significant problems that interfere with daily activities or tasks with some asthma attacks even being life-threatening…. Read more »

Importance of Cancer Screening Programmes

Early detection of cancer can greatly increase the likelihood of successful treatment. Cancer screening is essential in healthcare with two major components in education to promote early diagnosis and actual screening. The ability to recognise possible warning signs of cancer and taking prompt action can effectively lead to early diagnosis. While there are several causes… Read more »

National Pharmacy Public Health Campaign – Help Us Help You

NHS Pharmacy Public Health Campaign

NHS England launched a National Pharmacy Public Health Campaign on February 4th 2019 called “Help Us Help You”. It focuses on encouraging members of the public to visit their local pharmacy first for managing minor illnesses. These include ailments such as colds, flu, coughs, upset stomach and general aches and pains. The aim is to… Read more »