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?
For 2019-2020 Wessex AHSN is working with a number of other AHSN’s across England to formally pilot the Me & My Medicines campaign. Wessex is working locally with two CCGs and a Health Care Trust to deliver the campaign. Our shared aim is to increase awareness in the region, benefit patients and, to collate and publish the lessons learned so others may adopt Me & My Medicines.