AAMW 2006
This year's Ask About Medicines Week ran from 6th to 10th November; the theme being Asking About  Medicines As We Get Older.
 
We have pulled together a project team with stakeholders to develop plans for this year's campaign and have agreed the following key messages: 
  • As we get older we take more medicines
  • Asking questions about medicines helps us to use them safely and effectively
  • Some people, particulary those in the oldest age groups, need to be encouraged to ask questions about their medicines
  • Confusion about medicines can lead to inappropriate use of medicines, which is potentially dangerous to patients and costly to the NHS

Organisations Involved in the Asking About Medicines as You Get Older Project Group:

  • Alzheimer's Society
  • National Osteoporosis Society
  • International Glaucoma Association
  • Diabetes UK
  • Long-term Medical Conditions Alliance
  • British Lung Foundation
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
  • Age Concern England
  • Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee
  • Parkinson's Disease Society
  • Carers UK
  • Association of Directors of Social Services
  • NHS Direct

For all media enquiries please contact Jon Pike Tel: 07989 850 195  Email [email protected]

 
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