Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea for the Community Pharmacist

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Why do this course?

Do this course to sleep at night yourself.

Secure in the knowledge that you’ve helped someone else to.

It’s evidence-based and in line with current NICE Guidelines.

Oh, and it’s free.

What is online CPD like?

What’s it like – and how long will it all take?

Who’s teaching the course?

Your tutor, is Adrian Zacher, the main author of this site: Snorer.com

He’s also CEO of the British Society of Pharmacy Sleep Services.

Learn more about Adrian [new tab]

In this FREE course, Adrian will explain the role of:

  • 1

    The sleep clinic

  • 2

    The ENT surgeon

  • 3

    The oro-maxillo facial surgeon

  • 4

    Sleep-trained dentists

Learn about their discrete roles and be able to signpost appropriately:

Spectrum of sleep-related breathing disorders
Spectrum of sleep-related breathing disorders


So, now imagine you’re speaking with an adult snorer or perhaps their partner.

You ideally want to have a consultation with the snorer AND partner together, because you need to include a sleep apnoea symptom assessment and both their lives are impacted.

Don’t worry if you don’t know much about OSA – that’s what this course is all about.

OSA is a cause of considerable morbidity, reduced quality of life and premature death.

Snoring may be a symptom of OSA, as such OSA is often undiagnosed or symptomatically

Over the last twenty years, our knowledge of both snoring and OSA has dramatically

We can now help people:

  • Stop snoring (NICE make specific recommendations about this)
  • and provide effective therapy for OSA patients to improve and extend their healthy lives

As a result, there has been an extraordinary rise in the number of GP referrals for these

As a pharmacist you can help address this.

Read our complete overview of the developing role of the sleep-trained pharmacist

▶ Remember, you can contact Adrian directly by email: contact@snorer.com and set up a time to talk 1-2-1. 

We really hope you enjoy the course and become as motivated to help people as we are!

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There are 3 chapters and each chapter contains several short (typically 3 minute) lessons.

It should take about 3 hours to complete the whole course.

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