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- A women from Cambridge is hoping to prevent further cases like her husbands after he was over prescribed a medicine he was addicted to

UK news Wife's campaign for change after husband's death last minute news


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- A women from Cambridge is hoping to prevent further cases like her husbands after he was over prescribed a medicine he was addicted to

UK news Wife's campaign for change after husband's death last minute news
23 November 2022 - 15:15

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Following five years of grieving her husband who died after being overprescribed medicine he was addicted to, Allison Traynier-Hughes from Cherry Hinton has found the strength to use the tragedy to campaign for change. Allison says she felt a calling from God to ensure what happened to her husband Tony, who was also a 'caring' and 'loved' father and grandfather, does not happen to anybody else. In May 2017, Anthony Hughes died in his Cambridge flat after an accidental overdose of both prescription and non-prescription drugs. There were a number of tablets in his system when he died but the highest level was Pregabalin which he had been overprescribed at a doctors surgery, says Allison. She said: "Myself and his loved ones went through years of constantly worrying about Tony due to his addiction." While Tony's usual doctor knew of his addiction to the drug, when he went to another GP, this information was missed despite it being on his electronic health records. Get more Cambridge news from CambridgeshireLive straight to your inbox for free HERE The doctor apologised for the mistake something Allison said would've come from "tremendous guilt" and she hopes to prevent GPs from having to feel that burden in the future. Allison hopes to make it policy for cases like Tony's to have a 'red flag' on medical records. This would help ensure GPs were aware of important information like an addiction. She also aims to raise awareness of prescription medication addiction and hopes in the future she can create a charity in Tony's name. According to ONS data 4,859 deaths related to drug poisoning were registered in 2021 in England and Wales.

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. That's something I wouldn't wish on anybody, it's now been five years and I'm only just getting the strength, after having what I call a 'God moment', to use my voice to stop it from happening again. "It's not just to not let it happen to a child, a wife, any family member, it's to help the GPs too. I am not wanting to work against them I want to work with them so this doesn't happen again. "A 'red flag' in place is a simple format - like you would if you were allergic to penicillin, so when that patient walks into their appointment it's flagged straight away on the electronic health record that they are vulnerable to a medication." The grieving period for her husband who she said "would do anything for anyone" has been heartbreaking for Allison. Tony left children and grandchildren behind. Allison is determined to raise awareness and help others going through the same thing - but most importantly, to prevent it from happening. Allison is receiving support from Professor Alasdair Coles from Addenbrookes Hospital for her campaign and has also been in contact with her local MP Daniel Zeichner. Professor Coles has said it would be "a great help" for GPs and hospitals if there was a system of flagging up people who were addicted to prescription drugs. READ NEXT: Family of fatally stabbed teenager in Cambridge release first photos of him 'No clear picture' for Cambs family over 3 years after daughter is killed in hit-and-run inquest hears Cambs Royal Engineer 'lost all his teeth' and 'developed tumour' after Operation Grapple nuclear tests Community centre to stop giving out food parcels in December despite increased demand Lifesaving phone call to opticians uncovers tumour for Huntingdon woman

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