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Pain management causes a significant burden on the NHS. From back pain to headaches and migraines, they can be also be a long-term burden on a patient’s health. Around 2.5 million primary care appointments are linked to headaches and migraines alone every year. But through their pain management service, pharmacists can often go beyond offering OTC medicines and can prescribe anti-inflammatory treatments, preventing patients having to wait weeks for a GP appointment. Read below how your fellow contractors set up these services and how you too could be seeing a financial monthly boost to your pharmacy profits.
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Pharmacist and IP Fiona McElrea, owner of Whithorn Pharmacy in Dumfries and Galloway, talks to Saša Janković about offering pain management advice as part of Scotland’s new Pharmacy First service.
Ade Williams, superintendent pharmacist and IP at Bedminster Pharmacy in Bristol, talks to Saša Janković about running a joint pain clinic.
The Health Dispensary
Developing relationships with trusted practitioners has been key to making the Health Dispensary’s pain management service a success, says superintendent Ali Sparkes.
RE&CO Alman Ltd
Pharmacist Robert Alman says this service is all about informing, advising and educating patients to give them an idea of how they can manage pain themselves.
Al Noor pharmacy
Alan Abid from Al Noor Pharmacy says offering a back pain service has allowed him to better support patients, rather than constantly referring onto a GP.
Bina Patel’s personal experience with severe pain prompted her to set up a pharmacy service that would help others facing the same issues.
Audley Late Night Pharmacy
Rachel Carter speaks to Zuber Patel from Audley Late Night Pharmacy, Blackburn, about his pharmacy’s men’s health service and how this helps patients with back pain.