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New M.E. resource for pharmacists coming this month

May 10, 2017

Action for M.E. will continue to educate healthcare professionals by launching a new resource for pharmacy professionals by the end of M.E. Awareness Month.

“I spotted a gap in learning resources for pharmacists as we receive no training about M.E. at the moment,” says pharmacist and Action for M.E. volunteer, Emily Beardall, who wrote the resource. “Hopefully it will raise awareness as well as provide clinical and practical information on how pharmacists can support patients with M.E.”

In response to the growing need for community pharmacists to take a greater role in the delivery of primary care for people with long-term conditions, the resource will include key information on:

  • pharmaceutical management of M.E.
  • polypharmacy
  • delivering pharmacy services to people with M.E., including the severely affected
  • quick reference tables on pathophysiology, M.E. symptoms and management, common medication issues and clinical trials for drugs for M.E.

“This needs wide dissemination – there are still many myths to bust on M.E. as you know all too well,” tweeted Emma Davies, Pharmacist Pain Practitioner, Research Capacity Building Collaboration Wales.

If you would like to be notified when the resource is ready to download, please get in touch and ask to be added to the mailing list.