Activated patient, CCG, Care plan, Person-centred care, Reablement, Safeguarding, Self-management…there’s a lot of jargon in health and social care! This great A-to-Z from Think Local Act Personal is good to have handy: Care and Support Jargon Buster
Standing up for our rights can be difficult when we’re ill, so here are some resources on getting our healthcare, social care, benefits, housing, and employment needs met. Always remember that M.E. is classed as a disability by the Equality Act 2010 and we have rights.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 »
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.
If your M.E. causes communication difficulties and problems with understanding or remembering information, health and social care providers in England now have a legal obligation to help make this easier for you.Read More »
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. Read More »
Extreme weather conditions can be difficult for people with M.E. and we’re in for a hot week! The illness affects our temperature regulation, with 87% of the respondents to Action for M.E.’s 2006 ‘M.E. – More Than You Know’ survey reporting having these problems. Read More »