Pharmacy Sleep Services

The British Society of Pharmacy Sleep Services (BSPSS) has kindly shared some of their learning assets with Alphega members to help you understand more about common sleep problems that your patients face.

We have added four of their factsheets to the Alphega Business Academy on the topics of:

  • Narcolepsy
  • Insomnia
  • Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea/Hypopnea Syndrome 
  • Restless Legs Syndrome

These factsheets provide you with information on the given topic, with a number of areas covered;

  • Definition
  • Symptoms
  • Investigations/assessment
  • Prevalence
  • Possible treatments
  • Follow up/prevention of regression
  • Case studies
  • Further references

To access these resources, please sign in to your Alphega Business Academy account.

Who is the BSPSS?

The BSPSS was established in 2021 to plug the disconnect between sleep expertise and the public, and in 2022 became a registered charity. Their aim is to help patients with sleep problems access valid advice at their first healthcare professional interaction – their community pharmacist – as well as coordinate a synergistic, multi-disciplinary approach between pharmacist, medical and dental communities, in order to improve and accelerate patients to appropriate care through research, education, and professional development.

The BSPSS is a membership organisation and is open to registered pharmacists and student pharmacists. Membership brings you access to further training and support with sleep, as well as regular updates through their member newsletter.

To find out more and register for free membership of the BSPSS, please click here