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 »
The role of pharmacy technicians in the care of people with M.E./CFS
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 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 »
Latest plain English M.E. research round-up
This M.E. research round-up covers studies published up to 16 June 2017: The genetics of fatigue, Sleep patterns in teenagers with CFS, Sub-groups by comorbidities, Gut bacteria and irritable bowel syndrome in M.E./CFS, Similarities with other neurological illness, Experiences of healthcare: two studies. Read the research round-up
Take part in the Yorkshire Health Study
Here’s an opportunity to get M.E. and other long term conditions you may have on the map if you live in Yorkshire and there are some interesting results so far on chronic pain and health inequalities.Read More »
#WorldMentalHealthDay: Trauma and chronic illness
For #WorldMentalHealthDay this year I’ve written about PTSD in general, and then more specifically about trauma due to experiences as patients with chronic illness.Read More »
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.
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 »
Guest blog: My experience of good self-harm care at a pharmacy
Percy came to me to tell me about a good experience at his pharmacy, and that he wished every interaction with a healthcare professional about self-harm was as non-judgemental and respectful. Percy has very kindly shared the experience, so that pharmacy professionals can learn from this.Read More »