Editorially Independent Articles created by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society supported by a partnership with GSK
Addressing the learning needs of pharmacy teams to enhance and standardise care of patients who present with joint pain in community pharmacy.
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.
Rheumatologist Philip Conaghan urges pharmacists to take on a greater front-line role when managing patients who present with joint pain.
A guide to help pharmacy team members effectively engage with patients and have a conversation about joint pain symptoms.
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.
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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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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