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Medicines: just what the doctor ordered? APOLLO-MM team ask the people of Tower Hamlets

Lucie Hogger, CLAHRC North Thames Research Fellow, shares some of the highlights from the APOLLO-MM team's day at the Festival of Communities.

The APOLLO-MM team hosted a popular and engaging stall, attracting a record 187 visitors at this year’s Festival of Communities, a free event at Stepney Park in Tower Hamlets for those from the local community and beyond. Now in its second year, the Festival was created by Queen Mary University of London and local community groups to explore living and learning in East London.

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Repeat prescriptions are expensive and time consuming – it's time for an NHS rethink

A recent piece from The Conversation by Rupert Payne, University of Bristol and Céline Miani, University of Bielefeld questions the current system for dispensing repeat prescriptions.

Over a billion NHS prescription medicines are issued by pharmacists in England every year – at a cost of over £9 billion. Many of these are prescribed by GPs to manage long-term health conditions, such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease.

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