The'Choice and medication' website is easy-to-use and free, enabling users to learn more about medication at the touch of a button.
The search tool on the website allows users to search by symptoms and conditions, as well as medication and print out specific information about medication, including a ‘questions answered’ section for each different type of medication.
The website features an online feedback system and is independently monitored by both the Trust’s Service User Forum and the College of Mental Health Pharmacy.
Professor Stephen Bazire, the Trust’s chief pharmacist who was awarded an MBE earlier this year, said:
“I am immensely proud of our new site. There are over 1350 separate sections, covering 17 mental health conditions and 120 different medicines used in mental health care, each fully printable in full or in shorter summary style. There are also many other useful sections, resources and links.
“More sections are in preparation and will be on the site soon. All the information is fully researched, and so is reliable, up-to-date, independent and readable. There is nothing else available which is anywhere near as comprehensive and accessible as this website. So much so, that over 22 other mental health Trusts are currently linking into this fantastic resource.”
Notes for editors
To view the pharmacy website visit the Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust website at www.nwmhft.nhs.uk and on the main front page on the left hand side click on the link ‘Learn more about medication’.
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Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of specialist services that are dedicated to the care and recovery of anyone experiencing mental ill health or substance misuse issues across Norfolk and north Suffolk.