Practical Tools

The Asking About Medicines As We Grow Up Lesson Pack

As we grow up small

The Asking About Medicines As We Grow Up Lesson Pack was produced with the support of the National Pharmacy Association and the Department of Health. It contains lesson plans and materials tailored for children and young people aged 5 – 14 years old (Key Stages 1 – 3) and complements the national curriculum.

To download the revised lesson pack including KS3 please click here and for the worksheets click here. The materials can be used by teachers, school nurses and local health professionals such as community pharmacists and practice nurses.

Finding and Using Information about Health and Medicines

Ask about Medicines produced a booklet called ‘Finding and Using Information About Health and Medicines’.  The 3rd edition was produced in 2007 and therefore some of the information in it is no longer current, but to download a copy of the booklet please click here.

Fold Out Medicine Charts

These handy credit-card sized fold-out Medicine Charts were produced with sponsorship from the Department of Health, come complete with Ask About Your Medicines questions and a medicines reminder chart for people to record information about their own medicines.

No longer available in hard copy you can download a copy of the leaflet and chart here.

Does the Medicine Go Down?

This resource was initiated by the Trent Workforce Development Confederation.

It is a resource which we believe has captured the spirit of working together with service users and health professionals to create a learning resource that;

  • is accessible to staff, learners and the public
  • brings together the perspectives of both staff and service users
  • highlights the need for partnership – of both staff and service users having responsibilities and equipping people to better engage and be better engaged

The film could be used as a stand alone programme for health professionals or could form part of a more in-depth training session on concordance which will not only help patient and health professional communication but could improve health outcomes.