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Beyond Pills All Party Parliamentary Group calls for overhaul of mental health system
Beyond Pills All Party Parliamentary Group calls for overhaul of mental health system

Beyond Pills All Party Parliamentary Group calls for overhaul of mental health system

A new report released today by the Beyond Pills All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) is calling for a major overhaul of mental health care services in the UK. The report, entitled Shifting the Balance Towards Social Interventions: A Call for…

BEYOND PILLS CAMPAIGN: Coming off dependence-forming drugs for mental health problems can ‘up end’ your life, say psychiatrist and pharmacist who have authored new guidelines for safe deprescribing
BEYOND PILLS CAMPAIGN: Coming off dependence-forming drugs for mental health problems can ‘up end’ your life, say psychiatrist and pharmacist who have authored new guidelines for safe deprescribing

BEYOND PILLS CAMPAIGN: Coming off dependence-forming drugs for mental health problems can ‘up end’ your life, say psychiatrist and pharmacist who have authored new guidelines for safe deprescribing

The Maudsley Deprescribing Guidelines by Dr Mark Horowitz and Professor David Taylor is the first clinical handbook on how to safely stop medications, reports Sarah Stacey… Until very recently, medical guidelines and textbooks have been influenced by short-term studies carried…

Beyond Pills All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) launches to stop over-prescribing
Beyond Pills All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) launches to stop over-prescribing

Beyond Pills All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) launches to stop over-prescribing

Back in June 2022, the College of Medicine launched the Beyond Pills Campaign – calling for urgent Government intervention on over- prescribing in the NHS. The Campaign was established in the wake of the Government’s National Overprescribing Review, published in…

EXCLUSIVE: NHS Prescribing Director Professor Tony Avery on why unnecessary prescribing must stop – for the sake of both patients and our healthcare system
EXCLUSIVE: NHS Prescribing Director Professor Tony Avery on why unnecessary prescribing must stop – for the sake of both patients and our healthcare system

EXCLUSIVE: NHS Prescribing Director Professor Tony Avery on why unnecessary prescribing must stop – for the sake of both patients and our healthcare system

To mark Social Prescribing Day 2023, Professor Tony Avery OBE, GP and National Clinical Director for Prescribing at NHS England, writes for The College of Medicine on the system approaches needed to optimise medicines to better care for people living…

‘NHS launches healthcare revolution to ditch drugs’: Beyond Pills Campaign features in The Sunday Express
‘NHS launches healthcare revolution to ditch drugs’: Beyond Pills Campaign features in The Sunday Express

‘NHS launches healthcare revolution to ditch drugs’: Beyond Pills Campaign features in The Sunday Express

Social prescribing and The College of Medicine’s Beyond Pills Campaign made the headlines this weekend, with a detailed article in The Sunday Express highlighting our call for urgent reform on unnecessary prescribing within the current healthcare system. The article, written…

Beyond Pills Campaign: BMJ article examines how use of medicine for treating chronic pain is changing
Beyond Pills Campaign: BMJ article examines how use of medicine for treating chronic pain is changing

Beyond Pills Campaign: BMJ article examines how use of medicine for treating chronic pain is changing

An article in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) this month debates how recent research on the treatment of chronic pain suggests social prescribing – including exercise and psychological and social support – could have a positive impact for patients living…

Herbs that heal: Watch Simon Mills’ discussion with Dr Rupy Ajula on The Doctor’s Kitchen podcast
Herbs that heal: Watch Simon Mills’ discussion with Dr Rupy Ajula on The Doctor’s Kitchen podcast

Herbs that heal: Watch Simon Mills’ discussion with Dr Rupy Ajula on The Doctor’s Kitchen podcast

A podcast discussing how herbs can help health, released in November on Dr Rupy Ajula’s The Doctor’s Kitchen podcast, and featuring herbal practitioner Simon Mills, who is The College of Medicine’s Self Care Lead, has now had more than 80,000…