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VCSE Partnerships Lead/Health Inequalities Lead/Director

Sonal Mehta

BLMK ICS/South West PCN/Catalyst Health Solutions CIC

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  • Sonal Mehta posted a new activity comment 1 year, 1 month ago

    Hi Will, I’d be interested to know more about this. Reducing opiate prescribing in chronic pain is high up the agenda but I am concerned about ensuring we can offer people an alternative to support with their self-management.

    • Hi Sonal,
      Thank you for your interest. Yes it is certainly a challenge. The new NICE guidance recommends very little for primary pain, but we may feel pressure to prescribe when it feels like there is no good alternative. There is, however, a mounting body of evidence for successful interventions focused on health education and alternative…Read more

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  • Sonal Mehta posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    This is the really exciting bit of it for me as self-efficacy/self-care/resilience/self-management are skills that can be transferred to so many other areas of a person’s life that may also be having an impact on health and wellbeing. The idea that someone is not defined by a diagnosis or an experience and can continuously build knowledge &…Read more

  • Hello, pleasure to meet you all. I signed up to this because as a pharmacist I am horrified by the cocktails of drugs (often ineffective and unsafe) that I see people prescribed for these conditions. I am also a self-care lead for my organisation and believe that we can support people with much more effective non-pharmaceutical options. Most…Read more

    • I’m so sorry to hear about your recent loss @sonal – I’m sure you will have gained lots of valuable, albeit I’m sure painful experiences, and there is much we and others working in this area can learn from your experiences. I look forward to working with you. Tracy

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