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Could this app help your pharmacy staff in consultations?

Could this app help your pharmacy staff in consultations?

The OT Consult app is free to download

The face of pharmacy is changing, and with it the roles of pharmacy staff. No longer are counter assistants the intermediary between the public and the pharmacist – they are now trained individuals who deal with a range of clinical issues.

To aid pharmacy staff and students in their roles, a new app has been created that provides access to evidence-based information to aid over-the-counter consultations. It can be used in-store on a mobile or tablet to view 70 conditions commonly seen in community practice.

The information in the OTC Consult app has been derived from evidence-based reference sources, such as Nice, the Cochrane Library and NHS Choices.

The app splits each condition into clinical features, referral criteria, time-frame to resolution and management strategy – encompassing both pharmacological and

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