The Your Medicines Your Health campaign team were delighted to be invited to the Senedd recently to share their campaign work with Members of Parliament and Assembly Members.
Supported by Dawn Bowden, Assembly Member for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhynmey, the team received an excellent response and offers of support from other AM’s to promote the campaign within their constituency.
Dawn said: “I was very pleased to sponsor this event in the Senedd. It is such an important campaign to raise awareness of how people can store, manage and use their medicines safely and effectively and what to do with them when they are no longer needed. I have been very impressed with how the YMYH team have engaged with people in both hospital and community settings in the Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board area and delighted to see that Welsh Government is now supporting the roll out of this campaign across Wales”.
The Your Medicines Your Health campaign was launched in Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board in 2014 as an education programme on the benefits of safe and effective use, storage and disposal of medicines.
The campaign centres on advertising and promotional material, personal talks and presentations, using simple messages and giving people easy actions that they can take to improve their medicines management. The key message being “take them if you can, tell us if you can’t.”
The campaign has been so successful, that in October 2019 the campaign was supported by Welsh Government to be rolled out on an All Wales basis. Now, each Health Board has a representative that promotes the campaign within their organisation
The All Wales Your Medicines Your Health Co-ordinator Juliet Barnes said: “We were so pleased to be invited to the Senedd to raise further awareness and promote the campaign.
“The campaign is gaining recognition all across Wales, so it’s great to be able to highlight this to the assembly members. The positive support and feedback we received from them was amazing.”
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