The Royal Pharmaceutical Society, in partnership with GSK, has brought together industry experts and pharmacists to highlight the issues joint pain can have on patients’ lives. They identified
key challenges facing
team in the proactive identification and management of this increasingly prevalent condition.
This site contains a range of resources to support pharmacy teams in providing advice and recommendation for patients presenting with joint pain to enable them to live fuller lives. This information may be used to form part of your continuing professional development and includes:
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A joint effort – the pivotal role of pharmacy
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.
Experts to develop referral pathway to aid joint pain management in
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.
Pharmacy can do more for patients with joint pain, regardless of
Rheumatologist Philip Conaghan urges pharmacists to take on a greater front-line role when managing patients who present with joint pain.
How to conduct an effective joint pain management consultation in a
community pharmacy setting
A guide to help pharmacy team members effectively engage with patients and have a conversation about joint pain symptoms.
Pharmacy leaders must train and support teams to meet the needs of
patients with joint pain.
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.
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Reviewing the articles, management pathway and content on this site and reflecting on what you have learnt and how it may support your professional development contributes to your CPD as a pharmacist. Once you have reviewed the material, please consider the following:
What did you learn?
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