When it comes to getting the best from our medicines, we all need to know; it’s OK to ask.
Me and My Medicines is a patient created, patient led, and clinician supported campaign to help people to have more meaningful conversations with clinicians about their medicines.
Why are we doing it?
Unresolved issues relating to the choice, use and administration of medicines have been identified by patients as the biggest single barrier to preventing their proper use of medicines. Me + My Medicines encourages patients to ask and clinicians to support people to ask, about their medicines issues and to develop a shared approach to overcoming the obstacles they have/are experiencing. These conversations are guided by a Medicines Communication Charter.
What’s happening in Wessex?
In January 2023 Health Innovation Wessex participated with a number of others within the network across England to formally pilot the Me + My Medicines campaign. Wessex worked locally with four PCNs to deliver the campaign. Our shared aim was to increase awareness in the region, benefit patients and, to collate and publish the lessons learned so others may adopt Me + My Medicines.
Findings from small scale pilot testing
188 patient feedback forms were received across the three materials.
40 clinicians completed a survey giving their views on using the materials in practice and reported:
Following the feedback from the pilot study a patient resources pack has been developed.
Our aim is to up scale and roll out across Hampshire and Isle of Wight and Dorset localities.
If you are interested please get in touch: email@example.com
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