Category Antibiotics

The art of doing less

I spoke to a wise oncologist this week, who told me that the future of cancer treatment was about quality of life, rather than quantity of life, after treatment. She said the aim now was to minimise treatment, balancing effectiveness with doing as little damage as possible to the body and its long-term future health. This was […]

A success story for medicines management

Sometimes it’s the simple ideas that make the biggest difference. One of the biggest wastes of resources in the NHS is the number of  prescribed medicines that people collect from the pharmacy, but quickly stop taking. Why? A multitude of reasons. Sometimes people haven’t had the reason for the medicine properly explained, or they simply […]