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.
Patient's experience: Symptoms, progression and duration
Speaker: Jonathan Lloyd Jones, Locum Pharmacist, Caerau Pharmacy, Wales
After studying his MPharm at Cardiff University and completing his pre-registration year in Manchester, Jonathan Lloyd Jones gained extensive experience working throughout Wales as both a locum pharmacist and manager in community pharmacy. A qualified independent prescriber, he used his training to provide an enhanced minor ailments scheme and build an effective services-led pharmacy.
His innovative approaches to service improvement throughout his career have been deservedly recognised and, in 2018, he won both the Independent Community Pharmacy Practice of the Year Award with his colleagues at Sheppards Pharmacists in Aberdare, and the Independent Pharmacy Collaborative Working Award.