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Medicines in Scotland

Medicines in Scotland: What’s the right treatment for me?

Healthcare Improvement Scotland has produced a short, animated video to accompany the medicines booklet published in March 2017, Medicines in Scotland: What’s the right treatment for me? The video is available from the Healthcare Improvement Scotland website at: www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org/medicinesbooklet.aspx.  

The video provides an accessible means of promoting the key messages of the medicines booklet, focusing on the patient journey, and explains how people can work with their healthcare professional to decide whether a medicine is needed. It also explains the likely benefits and possible risks of medicines. The video is available in English, Polish, Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Cantonese and Mandarin, with subtitles.

The video has the potential to support the conversations required between people and their healthcare professionals to help them engage in shared-decision making about their own care. It supports NHSScotland ambitions of safe, effective person-centred care which were recently reinforced in the Chief Medical Officer’s Annual Reports 2014-15 Realistic Medicine and 2015-16 Realising Realistic Medicine, The National Clinical Strategy for Scotland and Prescription for Excellence.

The Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee (ADTC) Collaborative, hosted by Healthcare Improvement Scotland, worked with healthcare professionals, public partners and public involvement groups across NHSScotland to develop the medicines booklet and video for patients and the public. The full, 20-page booklet and a two-page summary are available from the Healthcare Improvement Scotland website at: www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org/medicinesbooklet.asp

Downloading the video

The video is available for download in mp4 format (for use on display screens) in English, Polish, Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Cantonese and Mandarin, with subtitles, via Dropbox at: http://bit.ly/2qza8VU

Sharing from YouTube

The video is available in English, Polish, Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Cantonese and Mandarin to share, via YouTube at: http://bit.ly/2pdCwIn



 
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