The digital future beyond the pill

A recent story in the FT has the title  Digital disrupters take big pharma ‘beyond the pill’ It gives a distinctive twist to the idea of digital drugs. The argument is that a phone app or similar, as a monitoring device and as a front end to diverse networked resources including counselling, can be  a direct substitute for a […]


Dear all,

As the bank holiday starts, we say goodbye for now. The project has ended. But we intend to keep the blog going to gather useful articles and make the ongoing project outputs available.

It has been a great 2 1/2 years and we have certainly learned a lot about the digital changes within the NHS and in particular, to […]

April 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Healthy spaces: space, place and design for well-being

Date: 17th May 2017, 12:oo – 5:00 p.m

Location: Environment Building, ENV/005, University of York

Keynote speaker: Lindsay Prior, Queen’s University Belfast


The theme of the next Yorkshire Medical Sociology group is space, place and design in relation to health and well-being. This may include the built environment, landscapes, architectural design, and interiors.


Call for papers:

We are inviting abstract proposals for 10-minute paper […]

March 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Warfarin and The Pharmaceutical Gaze

Recently, we filmed an interview with Nick Barber, Pharmacist and Professor Emeritus at University College London. Our interviewer is Ralph Hibberd, one of our D3 team members. The interview is presented in three parts: Warfarin and the Pharmaceutical Gaze, Warfarin and the New Medicines Service and Warfarin as a Digital Drug.

You will find all our videos under the menu […]

Wearable Parkinson’s system gets CE marking

“It can give the patient a little more confidence that their symptoms are being monitored, as a clinician I can get an independent and objective idea of what a patient’s motor symptoms are like.” Article here:

January 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Fewer drugs, more cuddles – The CALM program

Newborns born dependent on opioids, suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome, get better with a program that puts an emphasis on non-pharmacologic care. Starting with skin-to-skin contact.

“They’re calmed by the fact that someone is holding them,” said pediatrician Dr. Elisha Wachman, who runs the CALM program and has studied NAS at Boston University.
CALM stands for Cuddling Assists in Lowering Maternal […]

January 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Life Signs – A D3 Film

Our latest video is ready to view!

As part of our process of following the drug, we interviewed people who research, prescribe, develop apps for and take warfarin. This is the first of a series of short films revealing how people construct knowledge about the medication. This first film features a genetics researcher, Dr Harsh Sheth, who works at Newcastle […]

EHI award winners announced

We’ve been unusually busy here at D3 with travel, secondments, research and individual writing and film projects.

It’s a little late to congratulate the winners, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, as this is old news (from the end of September) but congratulations anyway!

Full story here.

October 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    Hub and Spoke Dispensing: Safety and Sociotechnical Pliability

Hub and Spoke Dispensing: Safety and Sociotechnical Pliability

Over the course of the last year, the Department of Health has looked at the use of hub and spoke dispensing systems for community pharmacy in England, a technology which some view as an inevitable extension of electronic prescription transmission in primary care. In a hub and spoke system, medicines required for a primary care prescription are put together […]

Nature reviews research into cybercrime

For all the talk of hard mechanical and technical defences, all human-machine systems are reliant on their soft procedural defences to maintain safety and security. This insight has some traction amongst the safety science community and has now also taken hold in the security community as a recent review by M. Mitchell Waldrop for Nature illustrates.

Cybercrime has become a […]