Patient | SIMPATHY project


We are all patients at some time in our lives. As we grow older, we are more likely to develop health problems which need long term, and perhaps multiple, medications. As a patient, I want to know I’m getting the optimum effect from my medication. I don’t want to take unnecessary drugs either as that seems such a waste of public money – not to mention the environmental impact – and is, I feel, more likely to cause me additional health problems. My extended family and friends say the same. Ideally, I would want to have time with my GP or pharmacist to review what I take and why. I want to ask questions and get direct answers. I want to understand and take part in the decision making so I’m more likely to take my tablets. As a patient, appropriate polypharmacy makes sense to me and that’s why I support the aims of the SIMPATHY project.

by Dr. Katie MacLure

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