In preparation for a talk I gave about what it’s like living with pain, I asked a few questions on my blog to see what other people experience. Here’s a round-up of the answers people gave.
Thank you to all those who shared their experiences with me. 32 people took part and I’m grateful for the time and energy you spent.Read More »
In my talk Living With Pain on 7th February, I referred to several studies and other resources. Here are links to these and some additional ones on living with pain and hidden chronic illness, and improving our care. Read More »
Living with a long term condition affects every minute of the day, every activity, and they require so much effort and planning to manage. A study on this came up with a marvellous infographic – a must see for health professionals to understand this burden.Read More »
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.
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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 »
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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