The RPS is working collaboratively with CPPE to provide some MO briefings around specific disease areas / conditions. The first four we have chosen are: Asthma, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes Type II and Schizophrenia (these link to the York report on medicines waste). Once finalised, these briefings will be published in the PJ accompanied by an article containing more general information on the topic and consultation skills - the briefings are not the complete answer but are there to raise awareness.
l would appreciate it if you could look at these briefings (links below) and in particular send me any patient stories you may have that would fit within them and also any examples of services you provide for these particular patient groups – basically where what you (or a colleague) have done that has made a difference. It doesn’t have to be a spectacular new service but maybe just something simple like talking to the patient and making a difference in relation to how they take their medicines.
Also, if there is anything you don’t understand in the briefings I would be grateful if you could raise this with me and could you particularly look at the lifestyle messages, signposting, evidence and where can I learn more about this sections and make further comments/suggestions.
If you could send me comments and stories by Friday 20 Dec I would be really grateful. Please send comments to [email protected]pharms.com
Diabetes type II