Sore throat management in the community

Sore throat is generally a self-limiting condition that usually has no significant long-term harmful effects on health. It consists of a painful, dry or scratchy feeling in the throat. Pharmacists play an important role in supporting self-care in cases of sore throat and can thus avoid patients’ unnecessary use of other healthcare resources and the unwarranted use of antimicrobials. This series includes six videos on different aspects of sore throat management, from causes and symptoms, to triage and pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options.

Causes (infectious and non-infectious)

This video highlights the main causes for sore throat, including infectious (strep throat, COVID-19, etc.) and non-infectious causes.

22 November 2022

Speaker: Douglas Burgoyne, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Utah College of Pharmacy, USA

Douglas Burgoyne is currently adjunct associate professor at University of Utah College of Pharmacy. His previous roles at Veridicus saw Dr Burgoyne manage clinical pharmacy functions and programmes alongside disease management for self-funded employers. 

In addition, Dr Burgoyne is a member of the Global Respiratory Infection Partnership, a past president of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and a founding member of UtahAWARE, an antibiotic resistance education programme for the state of Utah. 

As a leader of this organisation, Dr Burgoyne was influential in reducing inappropriate antibiotics use in children and adults through public awareness campaigns and physician education programmes.