Stay Well Pharmacy campaign

Stay Well Pharmacy campaign

Please note this webpage is intended to be used by healthcare professionals only.

In February 2018, NHS England launched a campaign using TV advertising and posters to encourage people to use their local pharmacy as a first port of call for minor health concerns. Running until 31st March 2018, the campaign aimed to increase the public’s trust and confidence in community pharmacy teams as the place to go for clinical advice for minor health concerns, and encourage people to use pharmacies rather than visiting their GP as a first port of call.

To support pharmacy teams, the national pharmacy organisations worked to compile this one-stop resources hub, linking to all the most up-to-date clinical resources that can help you to manage minor illnesses, and identify any red flag symptoms.

Whilst the campaign has now ended, the resources below may still be useful in helping pharmacy teams to advise patients on minor illnesses.


Resources

These resources have been collated to assist community pharmacy teams in supporting the campaign. Please note, as NHS Choices is intended to be patient-facing, pharmacy teams may wish to signpost patients to appropriate information on the NHS Choices website.

PHE campaign resource centre

Stay Well Pharmacy campaign resource centre from Public Health England (PHE)
In the campaign resource centre, there are downloadable materials such as posters, leaflets and social media tools (including short videos). You will be required to sign in or register with PHE to access these resources, but you will then be able to download them for free.

Education and training

Name (and link) Brief description Author
Children and their medicines: enhancing your practice This programme will help you consider the differences in optimising medicines use in children, and deals with altered drug handling, unlicensed or off-label medicines, and effective communication with children. This focal point can be run as a workshop, used in a learning set or as individual distance learning (e-assessment also available). CPPE
Child health e-course An online course, over several weeks. Currently available as waiting to hear when next course is due to start. CPPE
Consulting with children and young people This e-learning programme focuses on the key skills and behaviours you can adopt to make sure you communicate effectively with children and young people and manage the triadic consultation effectively. CPPE
Common clinical conditions and minor ailments distance learning This programme will help to update your knowledge and skills on the common clinical conditions and minor ailments that present themselves in community pharmacy. It contains practical tips and advice on how to identify, recognise and manage minor ailments. CPPE
Minor ailments: a clinical approach e-assessment Note: This e-assessment is not linked with a particular CPPE minor ailments learning programme. CPPE
Advanced training in assessment and management of urgent cases Two-day workshop that can be commissioned. It’s currently available to pharmacists who have a patient-facing role in community pharmacy within the North West. CPPE
Child health learning floor of thelearningpharmacy.com theLearningpharmacy.com™ offers bite-sized learning activities to help the community pharmacy team develop together to deliver better outcomes for patients. This e-learning platform also covers other relevant topics such as Dermatology. CPPE
Children’s oral health e-lecture The recorded presentation talks about the process of tooth decay, the position we are in nationally, what is being done to combat the problem, and how this applies to pharmacy teams. CPPE
Sepsis Therapeutics resource section created as part of a national awareness campaign. CPPE
Stop smoking: secondhand smoke This e-learning programme has been produced to support anyone who has contact with children and families on how to deliver very brief advice on secondhand smoke. CPPE
Urgent care: a focus for pharmacy distance learning programme This learning programme has been written to help you to reflect on the
role of the pharmacy team in delivering services that can improve patients’
experience of urgent care. In particular, Section 4 focuses on the management of a number of conditions that patients commonly present with that require urgent care and uses these as examples to explore how extending pharmacy practice could change referral patterns.
CPPE
Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults: a guide for the pharmacy team The aim of this learning resource is to give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to deal professionally with any safeguarding issues that may arise in the course of your practice. CPPE
Antibacterial resistance- a global threat to public health: the role of the pharmacy team – distance learning The aim of this learning programme is to update your knowledge about the issues of antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) so that you can contribute to reducing their impact. You will learn about the important role the pharmacy team can play in supporting healthcare professionals and patients to optimise patient outcomes in antimicrobial therapy, while minimising harm. CPPE
Reducing antimicrobial resistance e-learning This e-learning programme has been developed by Health Education England and is available on the e-Learning for Healthcare website. It is designed to support all health and social care staff to understand the threats caused by antimicrobial resistance. CPPE

General reference tools

Name (and link) Brief description Author
NPA CPD hub Search ‘Children’ or ‘Common ailments’ in this CPD resources database for relevant clinical articles and research studies. Please note you will need an NPA login to access the hub. National Pharmacy Association (NPA)
RPS resources hub Search this resources database for relevant information. Please note that only RPS members can view full documents. Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)

Information for patients

Name (and link) Brief description Author
Child health tools Links to a variety of interactive tools, smartphone apps and podcasts. NHS Choices

Child illness visual guide

 

Use this visual guide to help you identify common conditions and illnesses that may affect your child. Includes conditions such as measles, slapped cheek syndrome, chicken pox and warts. NHS Choices
Children’s health – common health questions Answers to frequently asked questions relating to the health and wellbeing of children. NHS Choices

Gastro-intestinal system

Name (and link) Brief description Author
Constipation in children Age from 0 months to 18 years. This CKS topic covers the diagnosis, management, and indications for referral of children and young people with idiopathic constipation. NICE – CKS
Gastroenteritis This CKS topic covers the management of gastroenteritis (including presumed infectious gastroenteritis) in adults and children, and briefly covers the prevention of gastroenteritis. It covers the age from 1 month onwards. NICE – CKS
GORD in children This CKS topic covers the diagnosis, assessment, and management of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) in children younger than 2 years of age. NICE – CKS

Information for patients

Name (and link) Brief description Author
Colic This webpage provides information on how to treat colic. NHS Choices
Constipation This patient factsheet explains what’s ‘normal’ and when to seek advice from a health professional. Self Care Forum
Diarrhoea and vomiting in babies and children This webpage provides information on how to look after a child with diarrhoea or vomiting. NHS Choices

Respiratory system

Name (and link) Brief description Author
Cough – acute with chest signs in children This CKS topic covers the management of a child with an infective exacerbation of asthma, viral-induced wheeze, bronchiolitis, or community-acquired pneumonia. NICE – CKS
Food allergy in under 19s This guideline covers assessing and managing food allergy in children and young people under 19. It aims to improve symptoms such as faltering growth and eczema by offering advice on how to identify food allergy and when to refer to secondary or specialist care. NICE
Sinusitis This CKS topic covers the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic sinusitis. Age from 3 months onwards. NICE – CKS

Information for patients

Name (and link) Brief description Author
Allergies This webpage provides information on allergies, including symptoms of an allergic reaction. NHS Choices
Catarrh This webpage provides information on catarrh. NHS Choices
Common cold A guide on how to treat the common cold. NHS Choices
Cough A guide on how to treat a cough. NHS Choices
Croup A guide on how to treat croup. NHS Choices
Flu A guide on how to treat the flu. NHS Choices
Hay fever A guide on hay fever. NHS Choices
Respiratory tract infections This webpage provides information on respiratory tract infections. NHS Choices
Whooping cough A guide on how to treat whooping cough. NHS Choices

Central Nervous System

Name (and link) Brief description Author
Feverish children – risk assessment This CKS topic covers the assessment of children up to 5 years of age who have a feverish illness. It provides a practical, evidence-based scheme for assessing the risk of a feverish child having a serious illness such as septicaemia or meningitis. In addition it provides an approach to how these children should be assessed, whether presenting remotely (e.g. seeking telephone advice) or face-to-face in primary care. NICE – CKS
Feverish children – management This CKS topic covers advice about using paracetamol and ibuprofen in feverish children from 1 month to 16 years of age. NICE – CKS

Information for patients

Name (and link) Brief description Author
Anal pain This webpage provides information on pain in the bottom. NHS Choices
Ankle pain This webpage provides information on how to tell if your ankle is broken. NHS Choices
Arm or wrist pain This webpage provides information on how to tell if your arm or wrist is broken. NHS Choices
Elbow and arm pain A guide on how to treat elbow and arm pain. NHS Choices
Finger pain This webpage provides information on how to tell if your finger is broken. NHS Choices
Fever in children This patient factsheet explains what’s ‘normal’ and when to seek advice from a health professional. Self Care Forum
Hand pain A guide on how to treat a hand pain. NHS Choices
Heartburn and indigestion This patient factsheet explains what’s ‘normal’ and when to seek advice from a health professional. Self Care Forum
Hip pain in children (irritable hip) A guide on how to look after a child with hip pain. NHS Choices
Knee pain A guide on how to treat knee pain and swelling. NHS Choices
Low back pain This patient factsheet explains what’s ‘normal’ and when to seek advice from a health professional. Self Care Forum
Scarlet fever This webpage provides information on how to treat scarlet fever. NHS Choices
Shoulder pain A guide on how to treat shoulder pain. NHS Choices
Sleep tips for children This article gives advice on helping your child get a good night’s sleep. NHS Choices
Sprains and strains This patient factsheet explains what’s ‘normal’ and when to seek advice from a health professional. Self Care Forum
Tiredness and fatigue Links to a variety of articles to understand tiredness and find ways to combat it. NHS Choices
Toe pain This webpage provides information on how to tell if your toe is broken. NHS Choices

Infections and infestations

Name (and link) Brief description Author
Meningitis – bacterial meningitis and meningococal disease This CKS topic covers the primary care management of suspected acute bacterial meningitis and meningococcal disease in children and adults. NICE – CKS
Sepsis: recognition, diagnosis and early management This guideline covers the recognition, diagnosis and early management of sepsis for all populations. The guideline committee identified that the key issues to be included were: recognition and early assessment, diagnostic and prognostic value of blood markers for sepsis, initial treatment, escalating care, identifying the source of infection, early monitoring, information and support for patients and carers, and training and education. NICE

Information for patients

Name (and link) Brief description Author
Athlete’s foot This webpage provides information on athlete’s foot. NHS Choices
Fungal nail infections A guide on how to treat a fungal nail infection. NHS Choices
Head lice and nits A guide on how to treat head lice. NHS Choices
Impetigo A guide on how to treat impetigo. NHS Choices
Itchy skin A guide on how to treat itchy skin. NHS Choices
Meningitis This webpage provides information on meningitis. NHS Choices
Ringworm A guide on how to treat ringworm. NHS Choices
Scabies A guide on how to treat scabies. NHS Choices
Sepsis This webpage provides information on sepsis. NHS Choices
Threadworms A guide on how to treat threadworms (pinworms). NHS Choices

Obstetrics, gynaecology and urinary tract infections

Name (and link) Brief description Author
Bedwetting This CKS topic covers the management of children with nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting). Age from 24 months to 19 years. NICE – CKS
Urinary tract infection – children This CKS topic covers the management in primary care of urinary tract infection (UTI) in infants and children. NICE – CKS

Information for patients

Name (and link) Brief description Author
Urine symptoms in men This patient factsheet explains what’s ‘normal’ and when to seek advice from a health professional. Self Care Forum
Vaginal discharge A guide on what’s ‘normal’ vaginal discharge and when it may be an infection. NHS Choices
Vaginitis This webpage provides information on vaginitis. NHS Choices

Eyes, Ears and Oral Health

Name (and link) Brief description Author
Dental factsheets This series of dental factsheets has been created specifically for community pharmacy teams. Covering a wide range of dental and oral conditions, the factsheets are intended to be used to deal with common conditions and signpost patients where appropriate. Health Education England
Sore throat This CKS topic covers the management of acute sore throat due to pharyngitis or tonsillitis in all ages. NICE – CKS
Sore throat (acute): antimicrobial prescribing This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute sore throat. NICE

Information for patients

Name (and link) Brief description Author
Earache A guide on how to treat earache. NHS Choices
Earwax build-up A guide on how to treat earwax build-up. NHS Choices
Eye injuries This webpage provides information on how to treat eye injuries. NHS Choices
Eyes (watering) This webpage provides information on watering eyes. NHS Choices
Eyelid problems A guide on how to treat eyelid problems. NHS Choices
Hearing loss This webpage provides information on hearing loss. NHS Choices
Middle ear infection This patient factsheet explains what’s ‘normal’ and when to seek advice from a health professional. Self Care Forum
Mouth ulcers A guide on how to treat mouth ulcers. NHS Choices
Red eye This webpage provides information on red eye which could indicate conjunctivitis. NHS Choices
Sore throat This patient factsheet explains what’s ‘normal’ and when to seek advice from a health professional. Self Care Forum
Teething This webpage provides information on tips for helping your teething baby. NHS Choices

Skin

Name (and link) Brief description Author
Eczema – atopic This CKS topic covers the diagnosis, assessment, and management of atopic eczema in primary care in all ages. NICE – CKS
Psoriasis: assessment and management This guideline covers assessing and managing psoriasis in adults, young people and children. It aims to improve long-term disease control and quality of life for people with psoriasis. NICE
Wound care products This document summarises the evidence-base on wound care products. It is a key therapeutic topic which has been identified to support medicines optimisation. NICE

Information for patients

Name (and link) Brief description Author
Acne (spots) This patient factsheet explains what’s ‘normal’ and when to seek advice from a health professional. Self Care Forum
Animal and human bites This webpage provides information on how to treat animal and human bites. NHS Choices
Blisters A guide on how to treat blisters. NHS Choices
Burns and scalds This webpage provides information on how to treat burns and scalds. NHS Choices
Chickenpox A guide on how to treat chickenpox. NHS Choices
Contact dermatitis This webpage provides information on contact dermatitis. NHS Choices
Cuts and grazes This webpage provides information on how to treat cuts and grazes. NHS Choices
Eczema This patient factsheet explains what’s ‘normal’ and when to seek advice from a health professional. Self Care Forum
Hair loss A guide on hair loss. NHS Choices
Hand, foot and mouth disease A guide on how to treat hand, foot and mouth disease. NHS Choices
Insect bites and stings This webpage provides information on how to treat insect bites and stings. NHS Choices
Measles This webpage provides information on measles. NHS Choices
Skin rashes in children A visual guide giving parents and carers a better idea about what could be causing their child’s rash. NHS Choices



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