Welcome to Your Medicines Your Health

Our public education campaign to encourage safe and effective use and storage and disposal of medicines.

The campaign centres around advertising and promotional material, personal talks and presentations, using simple messages and giving people easy actions that they can take to improve their medicines management.

It’s our aim to help everyone get the most out of their medicines. Our message is

Take them if you can, tell us if you can’t

The education programme can be accessed by anyone at any age who lives in Wales or is registered to a Welsh GP practice. It is a campaign for individuals, organised groups, schools and voluntary sector organisations. YMYH team members will visit organised events and local groups e.g. Health and Wellbeing events, 50+ Forums, Sheltered Housing Accommodation, Falls Prevention and Carers’ Support Events.

We also deliver training session for Health, Social Service and Education Staff who would like to deliver aspects of the campaign.

Our bright yellow promotional materials promote positive, easy to read and readily identifiable messages and actions that can be taken to help promote safe medicines management.

Visit the Campaign pages to download YMYH resources.

Contact us:

Martin Davies – Chief Pharmacist for Community Hospitals, Strategic Lead for YMYH

Juliet Barnes – YMYH National Co-ordinator

Emma Williams – Clinical Pharmacist Lead Community Pharmacy

Email – YMYH@wales.nhs.uk

7 hours ago
Coming into hospital as an inpatient? Don't
forget to bring your medicines with you #YourMedicinesYourHealth https://t.co/COZPecOFR9
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7 hours ago
The Government and NHS are well prepared to deal with coronavirus.
7 hours ago
It's @MHRAgovuk Adverse Drug Reaction awareness week. Help spread awareness about the importance of reporting suspected side effects to the #YellowCard Scheme. #PatientSafety #Polypharmacy

Follow these tips on how to improve safe use of medicines https://t.co/zPH3sGqngf
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2 weeks ago
We are delighted that @WalesYMYH new website is now up and running!
Find out more about the campaign and download resources. Visit https://t.co/Vqf1LQOdps 😀 https://t.co/Z38K6QiuIP
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3 weeks ago
Prescriptions can be confusing - Do you know someone needing help with their medicines? Tell their GP surgery or your local pharmacist #TakeThemIfYouCanTellUsIfYouCan't #carers https://t.co/flV1BGpZVE WalesYMYH photo
4 weeks ago
Winter colds and coughs? Stay warm, get lots of rest, drink plenty of water (or fruit juice or squash mixed with water). Your Pharmacist can advise on the best medicine for your aches and pains, cough or blocked nose. Remember #antibiotics don’t work on cold or flu viruses