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Focus on Joint pain

Focus: Joint pain

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January 2019

Individuals commonly present to a pharmacy seeking information and advice about joint pain and its management. 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 individuals with the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage patients with joint pain safely and effectively.


GSK joint pain infographic

Joint pain: pathology and treatment


An overview of joint pain for community pharmacy teams.


Illustration of a sport shoe running over the words joint pain

A painless first step

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Much can be done to improve the quality of life for patients presenting to their community pharmacy with joint pain.


Expert panel

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


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


Old man with joint pain cooking

A joint effort – the pivotal role of pharmacists in joint pain management


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 multidisciplinary team.


old man with joint pain tying shoes

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

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A guide to help community pharmacy team members effectively engage in conversations with patients about joint pain symptoms.


Ade Williams

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


Community pharmacy has both a professional responsibility and commercial interest in ensuring pharmacy teams receive the necessary training and possess the appropriate knowledge to deliver the best person-centred care.

Rheumatologist Philip Conaghan

Community pharmacy teams can provide greater support to patients presenting with joint pain, regardless of diagnosis


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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