All the latest news, information and advice on medicines and keeping healthy throughout the year.

Faster at the Pharmacy


Developed in 2016 by Clinical Commissioning Groups in the North East and North Cumbria, My Medicines My Health attempts to reduce unnecessary pressures and strain on the NHS. Despite significant impact and savings since its introduction, there’s still a long way to go before the public is more proactive, thoughtful and responsible for their health. […]

Self Care Week 2019


Help people to think self care for life during this year’s Self Care Week, between 18 – 24 November. Last year during National Self Care Week, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) reached more than half the population in England, helping people to understand how to better look after their own health. This year, organiser, the Self […]

Join us in helping relieve pressures and strain on the NHS


My Medicines My Health has been developed by Clinical Commissioning Groups in the North East and North Cumbria, in an attempt to reduce unnecessary pressures and strain on the NHS. The campaign aims to inform the public of simple and easy-to-follow health advice that will collectively have a positive effect on the NHS. In turn, […]

Your NHS pharmacy team


Your local pharmacy team are health care experts that can offer clinical advice for minor health concerns such as sore throats, coughs, colds, tummy troubles, teething and aches and pains.     For the latest advice, information and news, follow My Medicines My Health on Twitter.

Dr Graham Syers on Prescription Charges


Did you know? Prescribing readily available medication can cost 20 times the price of buying identical medication at your local pharmacy or supermarket. This costs the NHS millions every year, adding unnecessary strain to local GPs and the NHS. Here, Dr Graham Syers from Northumberland CCG, discusses the pressures prescribing readily available medication can have […]

Hay fever advice


Many treatments for hay fever can be bought without a prescription from pharmacies or other retail outlets. A wide range of hay fever medications are available without seeing a doctor and often at a low cost, cheaper than the cost of an NHS prescription fee. Buying hay fever medication can be convenient for many patients […]

Don’t let allergies take the spring out of your step


Spring and summer are the time of year when hay fever and allergies can get much worse, with symptoms including sneezing, coughing, skin rashes and shortness of breath. But there’s no need to get bogged down by runny noses, itchy eyes, irritated skin and tickly throats. Allergy sufferers can prepare for the spring and summer […]

Passport and paracetamol


Have you thought about paying a visit to your local pharmacy as part of your pre-holiday preparations? Pharmacies can provide a range of advice to make sure you’re prepared for common illnesses before you set off. The fun can easily be taken out of your holiday if you experience a stomach upset, sunburn, insect bites […]

Hay fever advice not to be sniffed at


Hay fever affects around one in four people in the UK with the main triggers being grass and pollen. As the pollen count climbs, hay fever can make everyday life miserable and tiring, with sneezing, watery eyes, runny nose and an itchy throat among the list of symptoms. There are lots of medicines and remedies […]