The M.E./CFS guide for community pharmacy teams which I have been working on with Action for M.E. is now available online.
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My name is Emily and I’m a pharmacist in the UK. I blog about health, taking medication, research, and pharmacy services for people with M.E. I also write about the projects I work on and my voluntary work as Pharmacist & Research Officer for Action for M.E. Read on to find out more about my M.E. story.Read More »
Today is Pharmacy Technician Day so here’s a blog explaining what pharmacy technicians are and if you’re a technician, how you can support people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.), sometimes known as chronic fatigue syndrome.
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me + my medicines is a new communications charter which aims to improve the way we talk about medicines. The charter will be launched at a free event on Thursday 12th October in Leeds, and patients, carers and health professionals are invited to attend.Read More »
This M.E. research round-up covers studies published up to 16 August 2017: The UK M.E. biobank, Searching for ways to improve diagnosis, Looking at sleep problems, Primer for health professionals on M.E./CFS in children, Impact of UK specialist CFS/M.E. services. Read the research round-up
Sometimes I am asked by people with M.E. for information for their health professionals. Here are links to resources which you could pass on to them. Read More »
Where to find information and support on M.E. Read More »
Standing up for our rights can be difficult when we’re ill, so here are some resources on getting our healthcare, social care, benefits, housing, and employment needs met. Always remember that M.E. is classed as a disability by the Equality Act 2010 and we have rights.Read More »
Pharmacies can be a good first port of call without the need for an appointment, as pharmacists are trained to recognise symptoms and help you decide what the appropriate course of action should be. This can be helpful if you’re not sure whether you need to see a doctor or if you have trouble getting appointments. They can also give you advice about your medication, such as side effects, safety of over-the-counter medication, and seasonal health advice.Read More »
Everyone has the right to get the most out of social media whilst also taking actions to feel safe. Here are some resources on protecting ourselves and coping when social media stops feeling safe. Read More »
It can be difficult to cope with the emotional impact of long term illness, and there’s nothing wrong with needing help with this from time to time.Read More »
Not sure who to ask about a new symptom or health problem? Read More »