NHS: Free service to maximise benefits of medicines

PUBLISHED: 12:17 06 April 2006 | UPDATED: 11:39 04 May 2010

THE Medicines Management Service is provided by East Cambridgeshire and Fenland Primary Care Trust to help people obtain maximum benefit from medicines they are taking. It is a FREE service provided for anyone registered with a GP practice in East Cambs a

THE Medicines Management Service is provided by East Cambridgeshire and Fenland Primary Care Trust to help people obtain maximum benefit from medicines they are taking.

It is a FREE service provided for anyone registered with a GP practice in East Cambs and Fenland PCT.

The service helps people by visiting them in their own homes to discuss all aspects of their medication. Visits are friendly and informal with friends or relatives present if preferred.

Referrals can be made into the service from anyone. This can be the patient, GP, carer, nurse or relative.

Referrals can be made for numerous reasons and can include: Difficulty in swallowing tablets/capsules, not being able to read labels on medicine bottles or boxes, having any medication no longer being used stored at home, inability or difficulty in getting tablets out of their packaging, problems remembering to take medication, more advice about medication.

If you are aware that someone could benefit from this service please contact Pippa Scrimshaw, medicines management specialist, Prescribing and Medicines Management Team, Recreation Hall, Doddington Community Hospital, Benwick Road, Doddington, March, Cambs, PE15 0UG (tel: 01354 644273, mobile: 0777 5683934, fax: 01354 644276, e-mail Pippa.scrimshaw@easctcambsandfenland-pct.nhs.uk

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