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.
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.
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This guidance provides information on the key symptoms, early diagnosois, causes and prevention of bowel cancer and how pharmacists can help.
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.
Highlights areas you would need to consider when undertaking a clinical check including, patient characteristics, medication regimen, administration and monitoring.
Counselling patients on medicine
Points pharmacists need to consider when counselling patients on their medicines.
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Diagnostic testing and screening services
This guidance provides information on diagnostic testing and screening services, including the testing of body fluids.
Guidance on how community pharmacists can contribute to the care of people with diabetes such as prevention, identification and diagnosis and ongoing 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.
How to use the BNF
Outlines how information is arranged in the BNF and provides a roadmap on where to look for information.
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.
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.
This guidance provides advice on the areas pharmacists should enquire about when undertaking a medication history.
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.
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.