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Welcome to the Phlo blog, where you will find a series of articles written by members of our team providing insights into the world of digital health and more.

Culture
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A Day in the Life of a Pharmacy Specialist – Shona Standen

In our first installment of our “A Day in the Life of a Pharmacy Specialist” series, we catch up with Shona Standen. Shona walks us through a typical day in the Phlo pharmacy, discusses the most important aspect of her role and shares her primary motivation and core values.

A Day in the Life of a Pharmacy Specialist – Shona Standen

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Most Recent Blogs

Health
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Cristian Halati
Paracetamol: uses, side effects and cautions
Cristian Halati
February 17, 2021
In this blog, we provide a comprehensive overview of the commonly used painkiller paracetamol, discussing how to take paracetamol safely, side effects, cautions and much more.
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Culture
8 Minute Read
Cristian Halati
Meet the Team - Adam Hunter
Cristian Halati
February 10, 2021
In this week’s Meet the Team blog, we speak to Adam Hunter, Phlo’s Chief Commercial Officer. Adam talks about the origins of Phlo, his role, how each day is different, and shares his personal motivations and vision for the future of Phlo!
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Health
7 Minute Read
Cristian Halati
Iron Deficiency Anaemia: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
Cristian Halati
February 5, 2021
If you’re wondering whether you might suffer from iron deficiency anaemia, look no further! In this blog, we provide a comprehensive overview of iron deficiency anaemia, tackling common causes, symptoms, treatment options and what you can do at home.
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Covid 19 Updates

Stay up to date on all the developing information from the coronavirus pandemic.

Insights
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What is Long COVID and who is most at risk?

Cristian Halati
November 5, 2020

Up to 10% of people diagnosed with COVID-19 suffer from prolonged symptoms for weeks and even months. In this blog we cover the latest research on ‘long COVID’, including symptoms, prevalence and impact.

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Health
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Vitamin D and Coronavirus: Can it help combat or treat COVID-19?

Cristian Halati
October 28, 2020

Scientists suggest that vitamin D deficiency can be a risk factor for COVID-19. In this blog, we explore whether taking vitamin D supplements can help treat or prevent COVID-19 and discuss the NHS recommendations in this regard.

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Insights
10 Minute Read
Chandni Umradia
5 Key Lessons I Learned As A Pharmacist Studying Design
Chandni Umradia
November 2, 2020
Hi, I’m Chandni. I’ve worked at Phlo for 2 years as a Healthcare Design Strategist. A year on from completing my master’s, I’ve been doing some reflecting on my journey from healthcare to design and some of the key lessons I learnt about design from the course.
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Insights
7 Minute Read
Cristian Halati
Coronavirus: The Three-Tier System Explained
Cristian Halati
October 20, 2020
As the government is imposing new restrictions, we've explained the new three-tier system in simple terms, so that you can stay informed about new COVID restrictions in your area.
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Insights
12 Minute Read
Mairead Quigley
An Interview with Nadeem Sarwar – Founder & CEO of Phlo
Mairead Quigley
October 13, 2020
In this interview, Nadeem Sarwar shares his vision for Phlo, talks about Phlo's crowdfunding campaign and exciting new features coming soon to our online pharmacy.
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Insights
7 Minute Read
Cristian Halati
Generic vs. brand-name medication: what is the difference?
Cristian Halati
September 15, 2020
In this blog piece we discuss the differences between generic and brand medication, how generic medicines are marketed and whether their efficacy is similar to brand medication.
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Insights
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Cristian Halati
COVID-19 And Face Masks: Essential Information
Cristian Halati
August 7, 2020
This blog covers essential information on Government regulations around the wearing of face masks in public. We cover tips for choosing a suitable face mask, where you need to wear one, wearing a face mask correctly and caring for your mask.
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Insights
4 Minute Read
Cristian Halati
NHS Test & Trace
Cristian Halati
June 15, 2020
As the UK moves out of lockdown a key strategy to help combat the spread of COVID-19 is the implementation of a test and trace system. In this blog Phlo breaks down what this is and how it will be applied in England.
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Insights
4 Minute Read
Cristian Halati
Phlo Digital Pharmacy’s Top Tips on Working from Home
Cristian Halati
May 24, 2020
We’ve turned to the Phlo team and asked them to share their top tips when working from home, as well as their personal experiences with remote working.
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Insights
6 Minute Read
Welbot
Working from Home: Top Tips for Employers 
Welbot
May 18, 2020
Phlo Digital Pharmacy has teamed up with Welbot which is an innovative, evidence based corporate workplace wellness platform designed to improve employee health and wellbeing whilst in the office or when working remotely from home.
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Insights
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Cristian Halati
Contactless delivery
Cristian Halati
April 7, 2020
At Phlo, we do contactless deliveries in order to keep both our patients and our drivers safe during these uncertain times. Find out what contactless deliveries means for you and the process we follow.
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