Tuesday, 21st November is a pharmacy action day I am involved in as part of my voluntary work as a @WePharmacists Twitter chat coordinator, working with the national pharmacy organisations to raise awareness of the value of pharmacies in reducing winter pressures on the NHS.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.
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 »
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 »
Since the launch of M.E./CFS: a guide for pharmacy teams, it’s been shared by a national community pharmacy organisation and has featured in a magazine.Read More »
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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It’s the start of the 2016/17 flu season and people with M.E. and carers may be eligible for the free vaccination at pharmacies and GP surgeries, so I have updated my original blog post with this year’s information.