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Focus on Cold & flu

Focus: Cold & flu

gsk cover cold flu sept 19

September 2019

Each year, tens of thousands of people visit pharmacies to seek advice on how to best manage their cold and flu symptoms. Electronicjuice, in collaboration with GSK, surveyed members of the Royal Electronicjuice in order to develop an editorially independent campaign addressing the learning needs of pharmacy teams. This campaign aims to provide pharmacists with the tools to help their pharmacy teams deliver a consistent level of care, putting self-care and antimicrobial stewardship at the centre of cold and flu consultations for the benefit of patients.

Editorial

GSK scarf image

Making consultations count in cold and flu

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By adopting a unified approach to encourage consistent self-management for cold and flu, pharmacy teams can demonstrate the sector’s wider value on the healthcare landscape.

Event

GSK event report

Community pharmacy ‘must provide consistent care’ for cold and flu

Bringing pharmacy representatives together to discuss the role community pharmacy teams have in cold and flu management.

Learning

One person training another

Implementing a cold and flu training programme in the community pharmacy

By , Kristoffer Stewart,

Practical steps for implementing a training programme to support staff in delivering consistent and reliable cold and flu management advice to the public.

Woman self-selecting medicine at a pharmacy

Engaging patients with cold and flu: putting theory into practice

By , Kristoffer Stewart,

Having a meaningful conversation with patients about cold and flu symptoms and management can be challenging, but it can be made easier by applying effective consultation skill theory to everyday practice.

Making consultations matter

Making consultations in community pharmacy matter

By , Kristoffer Stewart,

Patients should use pharmacy as their first point of call for advice for the management of minor conditions, such as cold and flu, and have clear expectations around what pharmacy can offer. This article outlines the approach and principles behind effective and meaningful consultations.

Outlining the vital role of each member of the pharmacy team and highlighting best practice when patients present with cold and flu ensures a consistent, high standard of care is available across pharmacy

Reconsidering community pharmacy’s role in cold and fluVideo

By , Kristoffer Stewart,

Outlining the vital role of each member of the pharmacy team and highlighting best practice when patients present with cold and flu ensures a consistent, high standard of care is available across pharmacy.

Comment

GSK Cold and flu tissue

Cold and flu: we need a sector-wide standard for helping patients to self care

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Setting a high quality standard for helping patients to self manage their cold and flu symptoms benefits everyone working in the healthcare sector.

Cold and flu tissue campaign image

Providing self-care advice for cold and flu keeps antibiotics working

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Antimicrobial stewardship is not just the remit of selected healthcare professionals — everyone in society has a role to play in protecting our supply of antimicrobial products.

White Paper

GSK white paper

Making consultations count

How community pharmacy can add value and promote antimicrobial stewardship, whilst tackling colds & flu.

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