Compliance with medications can be an issue and this could be made worse by not getting their repeat prescriptions on time. So I’m all for anything that helps compliance, be it ways of reminding people to take their medications, making it easier to obtain their repeat prescriptions or having the support of their local pharmacists for advice. That brings me to Healthera, an innovative app, that is attempting to address those identified problems.
It tries to reduce the inefficiency in the system of repeat prescriptions.
Imagine cutting out that step of ringing your GP to request a repeat prescription, and not having to queue. The Healthera app is approved by the NHS apps library and securely links to your signed up GP and local Pharmacy system.
It can remind you when to take your medications and when to reorder it.
Once ordered, you can track your order and have it delivered to your doorstep free.
This means less time off work, or waiting in the phone, GP or pharmacy queues.
I’m all for efficiency in the health care system, for example, GPs can then be freed up to see their waiting patients. Pharmacists play a crucial role in the review of patients with polypharmacy. This app could help them ensure patients have safer medications intake, monitoring and compliance.
If you have repeat prescriptions or help someone with their repeat prescriptions, why not try out the Healthera app now?
The service is totally free to use.
I’m all for safe efficiency in the nhs, and supporting innovations that work towards that aim.
There is a lot of untapped potential with this app. As with all technology, it is evolving and learning from experience, and this is something we should support.
I’d love to know what you think of this idea of medicines delivery.
( This is a paid partnership with Healthera app, but all opinions are my own)