This graphic is from M.E./CFS: a guide for pharmacy teams, which I have written with Action for M.E. The guide brings together relevant information for pharmacy teams from research, management guidelines, and specialists.
People with M.E. were consulted via social media and this blog on the issues that are important to them to cover and were interviewed for the case studies. The following prominent pharmacy professionals also lent their expertise in reviewing the guide:
- Dr Mahendra Patel, a Royal Pharmaceutical Society board member, Fellow of NICE, lecturer at Huddersfield School of Pharmacy.
- Alison Hemsworth, Head of Primary Care Policy (Pharmacy and Dispensing Doctors) at NHS England
- Mike Valentine, a pharmacist who also chairs the Doncaster Leger M.E. support group
If you’re a pharmacy professional and would be happy to receive a quick call in 3 months about your views and whether you have been able to apply the learning from this resource in practice, please contact me or Action for M.E. This may help us secure funding for further activities, such as conferences and printing the resource to send to patients who would like to give a copy to their local pharmacy.
If you’re someone with M.E. feel free to print out the graphic or the guide and take it to your local pharmacy to help you have a chat with them about M.E. and be sure to contact me or Action for M.E. to let us know how it goes.