In this episode we talked to Dr Sharon Rees who is an Associate Professor in Therapeutics & Prescribing at London South Bank University, and began her career as a Podiatrist. She clarifies the difference between administering, supplying and prescribing drugs, talks through the list of drugs accessible via the POM certificate most graduate Podiatrists hold and what a commitment but worthwhile consideration doing an independent prescribing course would be. She also explained why certain drugs must be taken before or with food, busted the myth about drinking alcohol and taking antibiotics and reminded us of some of the common (arthralgia, myalgia) and less common (tendon pathology) side effects of certain drug groups.
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About Sharon Rees:
Dr Sharon Rees PhD who is an Associate Professor in Therapeutics & Prescribing at London South Bank University, and began her career as a Podiatrist. She has been involved with teaching therapeutics and prescribing for over 10 years, working at several Universities, including Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Nottingham in the UK. As an experienced medical educator, Dr Sharon Rees is involved in the delivery and development of university teaching, research, continuing professional development, as well as National and International conference speaking.