Thank you for supporting Ask About Medicines Week. This year due to the high costs of print and distribution we are unable to provide much in the way of hard copy materials. To help you run a successful campaign, however, we will be making everything you need available here to download and print.
Four eyecatching posters have been designed for Ask About Medicines Week 2006. These are available to download and print in an A4 format and may be used for your local events or promotional material.
Four different Action Packs are available, developed specifically for Community Pharmacists, Hospital Pharmacists, Primary Care Organisations and Voluntary Health Organisations. The packs include information on how to access the necessary resources to organise a successful Ask About Medicines Week, tips on how to gain media and PR support and campaign experiences from those involved in previous Ask About Medicines Weeks.
Our Public Relations Tool Kit
is now available to support you in generating local publicity. The tool kit includes step by step instructions on organising a media campaign and contains a comprehensive range of media materials for you to adapt for your local needs.
The Yellow Card
from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is a scheme that has been used for over 40 years to collect information on suspected side effects from all types of medicines. These are available to download and print or complete on-line and can also be found at various NHS outlets, pharmacies or your doctor's surgery.
We currently have three leaflets
available which have been developed to provide cancer patients with questions they may find helpful in reaching informed decisions about their use of medicines.
Credit -card sized Fold-out Medicines Charts will again be available for the 2006 campaign. Produced with sponsorship from the Department of Health. The charts come complete with Ask About Your Medicines questions and a medicines reminder chart for people to record information about their own medicines.
The announcement of any new materials added to the website are issued via email in our regular e-bulletins. If you do not already receive e-bulletins please fill in the form on the Contact
page including 'sign up for e-bulletin' in the comment box. Please don't forget to include your email address.