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BBC NEWS – Medicine Information Leaflets Deemed ‘to scary!’

Posted on 21st June 2017 by lisa

A report published on BBC News yesterday (20th June 2017) stated that patients are made unduly anxious by the long, off putting, scientific jargon used on the manufacturers PILs (Patient Information Leaflets). A full copy of the report can be viewed online at: BBC NEWS REPORT

As a company Mistura Enterprise Ltd has lead the way in establishing this fact since 1992 which is basically why Choice and Medication© was created to inform patients about the medication choices available as well as advise on the benefits of medication using a balanced outlook.  All the information we write for PILs in clearly communicated in lay-mans terms so as not to confuse the patient or scare them in to not adhering to their prescriptions.

We don’t just cover the medications used to treat mental health issues however we also cover every drug within the BNF in an easy to read format in less than 250 words. The fantastic new medical information system MaPPs2® brought to you from our sister company Mistura Informatics Limited© is only available on subscription but can be used by any healthcare organisation, GP surgery, community pharmacy or distric nurse. For further information on the MaPPs2® system please contact Lisa direct via: lisa.yates@misturainformatics.org

Should you require any further information on the methods we use to write our PILs please contact the Choice and Medication© team direct via: admin@choiceandmedication.org.uk

UKCPA Conference 24th and 25th November 2017 in Leeds

Posted on 14th June 2017 by lisa

Does your role within pharmacy undertake tasks which highlight issues including; idendify and prioritise medication safety issues, effectively measure medication safety, manage risks with medication in e-prescribing, advise on informed consent, clinical prioritisation, delivering an effective multidisciplinary team, how to be a safe and effective prescriber, creative thinking to improve patient care or how to improve discharge medication prescriptions and ehance the patient information provided on discharge?

If so then why not consider attending the UKCPA Conference 2017 to be held on Friday the 24th and Saturday the 25th November at The Queens Hotel in Leeds, where sessions will be held throughout the weekend to address the issues identified above…

Why not check out the conference program which can be viewed via the following link and register your interest: UKCPA Conference 2017

The Mistura management team will be attending with an exhibition stand promoting the fantastic new electronic medical information system MaPPs2©.

Pop along on the day for a live demonstration of the system to experience the additional functionality we’ve recently developed and implemented.

Altenatively feel free to contact me direct and discus the product purchase details and pricing options available: lisa.yates@choiceandmedication.org.uk

Or if you prefer we can book an appointment slot for one of the team to attend your facility and present to your team with a live demonstration of MaPPs2©.

Mental Health Awareness Week – 8th to 14th May 2017

Posted on 8th May 2017 by lisa

Did you know it was Mental Health Awareness week from the 8th May 2017 to the 14th May 2017?

Check out how you can become involved via the following link: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week

Choice and Medication are doing their bit to advise and inform the nation on all their mental health conditions, the enormous list of medications used to treat those conditions and also offer advice on other forms of treatment which may be both useful and helpful to mental health sufferers.

Do you, a family member or someone you care for suffer from mental health issues?

Does your condition really worry you?

Are you perplexed by the sheer lack of advice and information available?

Are you confused by all the different medication names?

Are you overwhelmed by information available on the internet about your medication?

Then we have the perfect answer to all your worries with the fantastic new app available:

All your mental health worries and questions are addressed as it has every mental health related resource available 24/7 at your fingertips.

Subscribe now for only £4.95 per year: http://www.choiceandmedication.org/candm/request-account/

That’s less than the price of a cup of coffee and will help you to understand both your condition and treatment!

New Resource Added – Very Easy Read Leaflets (VERAs)

Posted on 26th April 2017 by lisa

I’m glad to report that all Choice and Medication Website subscribers in UK and RoI now have access to 160 VERAs (Very Easy-ReAd leaflets) to use as a resource aid in discussions with people who have learning disabilities and other groups with similar problems.

The VERAs cover all the main medicines in mental health (including a wide range of anticonvulsants too) and have been designed in collaboration with Danielle Adams from Herts Parts (see the CPPE LD book page ix). They meet the legally required Accessible Information Standards, and about time too because the alternatives have been somewhat flawed and out-of-date.

Any comments, feedback and suggestions you may have would be most welcome! Please contact Lisa via: lisa.yates@choiceandmedication.org.uk

PS: NZ and Australian VERAs are also in preparation so will follow shortly!

The 8th Annual International CMHP Psychiatric Pharmacy Conference

Posted on 26th April 2017 by lisa

Friday 13th October to Sunday 15th October 2017 at The Midland, Manchester

As always Mistura Enterprise Limited will be sending the entire Choice and Medication team to attend the CMHP event with the usual entertainment, fun and conference related frolics all packed neatly in to the exhibition stand. This means that all you Choice and Medication subscribers shall have to come and visit the team in person on the exhibition stand to see what surprises we will have in store for you this year…

Will it be an Dawnflatable pirate themed party on a boat (similar to normal toy inflatables but with way more pzazz) like we had in 2016?

Will it be a Dawneoke singing competition (similar to normal karaoke but with a terrible singing voice) like we had in 2015?

Will it be a Dawnydanceathon (similar to normal dancing but with really bad footwork) like we had in 2014?

Or will it be something completely different instead! You will have to wait and see…

For more information and details on the 8th Annual International CMHP Conference visit the CMHP home page or the conference page here.

Clinical Pharmacy Congress 2017

Posted on 15th March 2017 by lisa

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Mistura Enterprise Ltd will be attending the Clinical Pharmacy Congress at Excel in London on the 12th and 13th May 2017 to launch the brand new Choice and Medication© website.

We will also be showcasing MaPPs 2© – Medicines: A Patient Profile Summary Version 2.0 with Mistura Informatics Ltd.

We will update the site very soon with the Mistura stand number or check the Clinical Pharmacy Congress website for details: http://www.pharmacycongress.co.uk/