Design thinking for medication and wellbeing
Last year the NHS spent £15bn on medication to cover 1.1bn prescriptions. And yet 40% of patients failed to take their medication as prescribed.
The resultant cost is huge to the NHS- but also to the economy and society. Many working days are lost through sickness, people’s wellbeing often deteriorates, and this can lead to hospitalisation.
These little pills are becoming an ever bigger problem as more and more of us live into older age, usually with at least one long-term condition and frequently more than one.
So how should medication prescription and adherence work best for everyone in our digital society?
Transform is hosting a design-thinking 'learn and do session’ to explore the different factors impacting the issue of medication prescription and adherence. In facilitated groups we’ll be using ‘Serious Play’ to take a design-led approach and understand the triggers, motivations, behaviours and barriers; and from this explore the technological and behavioural opportunities for exciting and innovative ideas that can help respond to this complex challenge.