Clinical Aspects of Pharmacy

Pharmacies are increasingly providing a wide range of clinical services and it is important for pharmacists to be aware of the latest evidence based guidance on disease areas. These resources will support you in making evaluated and evidence based decisions about patient care.

Our resources

Bowel cancer

Asthma: Supporting patients with asthma quick reference guide 

Provides you with a brief summary of asthma, its causes and triggers, and explains how you can support patients with asthma to improve management of symptoms and medicines adherence.

View our quick reference guide on asthma »

Bowel cancer

Bowel cancer

This guidance provides information on the key symptoms, early diagnosois, causes and prevention of bowel cancer and how pharmacists can help.

View our quick reference guide on bowel cancer »

Bowel cancer

Chronic obstructive pulmonary airways disease: Supporting patients with COPD quick reference guide 

Provides a summary of COPD, its causes and how it differs from asthma. Also provides information about how you can support patients with COPD.

View our quick reference guide on COPD»

Clinical check

Clinical check

Highlights areas you would need to consider when undertaking a clinical check including, patient characteristics, medication regimen, administration and monitoring.

View our quick reference guide on clinical checks »

Counselling patients on medicine

Counselling patients on medicine

Points pharmacists need to consider when counselling patients on their medicines.

View our quick reference guide on counselling patients on medicine »

Diagnostic testing and screening services

Diagnostic testing and screening services

This guidance provides information on diagnostic testing and screening services, including the testing of body fluids.

View our quick reference guide on diagnostic testing and screening services »

Diabetes toolkit

Diabetes

Guidance on how community pharmacists can contribute to the care of people with diabetes such as prevention, identification and diagnosis and ongoing care.

View our diabetes toolkit »

Dispensing and Supply of Oral Chemotherapy and Systemic Anticancer Medicines in Pimary Care

Dispensing and supply of oral chemotherapy and systemic anticancer medicines in primary care

A resource on how community pharmacists can support patients with cancer.

Download guidance on dispensing and supply of oral chemotherapy and systemic anticancer medicines in pimary care »

How to use the BNF

How to use the BNF

Outlines how information is arranged in the BNF and provides a roadmap on where to look for information.

View our quick reference guide on how to use the BNF »

How to use the BNF

How to use the BNFC

Outlines how information is arranged in the BNFC and provides a roadmap on where to look for information.

View our quick reference guide on how to use the BNFC »

Improving practice and reducing risk in the provision of parenteral nutrition for neonates and child

Improving practice and reducing risk in the provision of parental nutrition for neonates and children

A report to promote the safety and effectiveness of parenteral nutrition provision.

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Lung cancer

Lung cancer

Provides infromation on key symptoms of lung cancer, the importance of early diagnosis, who is most at risk, causes of lung cancer and how you can help.

View our quick reference guide on lung cancer »

Medication history

Medication history

This guidance provides advice on the areas pharmacists should enquire about when undertaking a medication history.

View our quick reference guide on medication history »

Ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer

Information on the key signs and symptoms that could indicate ovarian cancer, the importance of early diagnosis, which women may be most at risk and how pharmacists can help.

View our quick reference guide on ovarian cancer »

Supporting patients on oral anticoagulants

Supporting patients on oral anticoagulants

This guidance provides a review on the factors pharmacists would need to consider when screening and dispensing prescriptions for anticoagulants and supporting patients on anticoagulants.

View our quick reference guide on supporting patients on anticoagulants »