Patients risk their health by not taking medication

Patients risk their health by nbot taking medication

Patients risk their health by nbot taking medication

First published in Health Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Crime Reporter

THOUSANDS of people in Southampton are putting their health at risk by failing to take their medicines properly, a study has revealed.

So in a bid to ensure the safe taking of medicines by patients, health bosses are urging people to use the NHS New Medicines Service (NMS) based in pharmacies across Hampshire.

It aims to give extra support to patients who are prescribed a new medicine for long-term conditions, with free consultations and phone calls to ensure they are keeping up with their regime.

Pharmacies in Southampton and across England have been funded to provide this service since October 2011, and a new analysis of data recorded by them has shown that 18.2 per cent of patients were not taking their medicine as it had been prescribed.

However, after the patients received advice from their pharmacist, the proportion fell to just over 10 per cent not taking their medicine correctly, indicating that the pharmacy service made a big difference to many patients.

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6:08am Thu 3 Jan 13

Lockssmart says...

What's an nbot?
What's an nbot? Lockssmart
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6:38am Thu 3 Jan 13

Cyber__Fug says...

Lockssmart wrote:
What's an nbot?
I think it must be a celebratory dance for not taking medication and surviving; similar to the mo-bot.
[quote][p][bold]Lockssmart[/bold] wrote: What's an nbot?[/p][/quote]I think it must be a celebratory dance for not taking medication and surviving; similar to the mo-bot. Cyber__Fug
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9:05am Thu 3 Jan 13

10 Minute Man says...

I,for one, welcome our drug-stealing robot overlords.
I,for one, welcome our drug-stealing robot overlords. 10 Minute Man
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6:13pm Thu 3 Jan 13

cliffwalker says...

Lockssmart wrote:
What's an nbot?
You use "an" before a vowel. It should read "a nbot".
[quote][p][bold]Lockssmart[/bold] wrote: What's an nbot?[/p][/quote]You use "an" before a vowel. It should read "a nbot". cliffwalker
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