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Oral Health Observatory

A patient pathway for joint pain

Use this simple step-by-step guide, to support patients in community pharmacy through consultations, recommendation, referral and ongoing progress monitoring.

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Editorially Independent Articles created by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society supported by a partnership with GSK

FDI World Dental Federation

A joint effort – the pivotal role of pharmacy

Diagnosis

Pharmacists have an important role to play in the management of osteoarthritis and joint pain, but they also face significant barriers to becoming integrated within the multi-disciplinary team.

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Global Periodontal Health Project

Experts to develop referral pathway to aid joint pain management in community pharmacy

Event report

Addressing the learning needs of pharmacy teams to enhance and standardise care of patients who present with joint pain in community pharmacy.

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Oral Health Observatory

Appropriate community pharmacy management and referral of patients with chronic peripheral joint pain

Management

A summary of best practice joint pain management recommendations for use by community pharmacy teams.

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IADR

Pharmacy can do more for patients with joint pain, regardless of diagnosis

Opinion

Rheumatologist Philip Conaghan urges pharmacists to take on a greater front-line role when managing patients who present with joint pain.

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European Federation of Periodontology

How to conduct an effective joint pain management consultation in a community pharmacy setting

Management

A guide to help pharmacy team members effectively engage with patients and have a conversation about joint pain symptoms.

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Association for Dental Education in Europe

Pharmacy leaders must train and support teams to meet the needs of patients with joint pain

Opinion

Community pharmacist Ade Williams highlights that pharmacy has a professional responsibility and commercial interest to ensure teams receive the necessary training to deliver the best person-centred care.

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White Paper

Association for Dental Education in Europe

The role of topical Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs in the management of joint pain in the community

Dr Sarah Jarvis outlines the role of topical NSAIDs in community pharmacy.

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CPD

Association for Dental Education in Europe

How the resources on these pages can contribute to your continued professional development

Reviewing the articles, management pathway and content on these pages, reflecting on what you have learnt and how it may support your professional development contributes to your CPD as a pharmacist. Once you have reviewed the material, please consider the following:

What did you learn?

  • What knowledge, skills, attitudes or competencies have you developed, improved or reinforced?
  • How do you feel this learning has changed or will change your practice?
  • What further learning or development needs do you have as a result of this activity?

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