Changing the conversation about health

Dr Michael Dixon discusses Beyond Pills Campaign on UK Health Radio

More than a year on since The College of Medicine launched our Beyond Pills Campaign, we’re shouting louder than ever about the need for intervention on over-prescribing in the NHS.

Earlier this month, our Chair, Dr Michael Dixon joined UK Health Radio’s Dora Walsh, pictured below, on her Nutrition for Health, Perfect Weight and Wellbeing Show to discuss the campaign’s achievements so far.

Simply click on the link below to listen to the episode…

Around 1.1 billion medicines are currently prescribed unnecessarily. Supported by eminent voices in both the Government and our healthcare system, the Beyond Pills campaign calls for the Government to immediately address the nation’s unsustainable prescription service through re-prescribing and social prescribing.

Speaking at the Integrative and Personalised Medicine Congress in June, The College of Medicine Chair Dr Michael Dixon said: “Medicine, as we know it, is no longer affordable or sustainable. Nor is it able to curb the increase in obesity, mental health problems and most long-term diseases.

“A new medical mindset is needed, which goes to the heart of true health care. The advantages and possibilities of social prescription are limitless.

“An adjustment to the system now will provide a long-term, sustainable solution for the NHS to meet the ever-increasing demand for funding and healthcare professionals.”