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 »
The burden of long term condition management
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 »
Hosting M.E. essentials webinar for health professionals
On Thursday 30th of November I will be hosting a webinar for health professionals on behalf of Action for M.E. and I’d like you to get involved.
me + my medicines charter launch
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 »
Making decisions about our health
Research shows that if we make decisions about our health ourselves, there will be better outcomes for us. In this blog post I look at UK health policy on this and what to consider when making health decisions.
Help with prescription costs in England
Working previously in a pharmacy and advising people on prescription exemptions has been really useful to me as a patient so I’ve written this guide which might help you to lower your health costs
Prescription Charges Coalition campaign for free prescriptions
A campaign has been launched by a group of organisations calling for an end to prescription charges in England for working people with long term conditions.
Support from your pharmacy if you’re an unpaid carer
Community pharmacy teams can help make life a little easier for you if you help out a loved one with an illness or disability. This blog talks about the help available and at the end of the article I’ve listed some useful resources for carers and information for pharmacy teams on how they can support carers.
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Do you take four or more prescription medicines?
I’m looking for people with M.E. taking four or more regular prescription medicines to have a quick confidential chat to help me with a project.Read More »
#pharmacy24 highlights – what do pharmacy teams actually do?
On 24th March I took part in #pharmacy24, a 24-hour Twitter pharmacy event. I’ve picked out some tweets from the whole event to show the variety of work that pharmacists and pharmacy teams do.Read More »