New NHS App Library

The NHS app library is expected to reopen at the end of March, according to Indra Joshi, clinical lead digital in urgent care at NHS England, who was speaking at the Digital Technology Show in London earlier on this week. The library, which will start out with very few products, will be available through NHS Choices. It has been co-designed by NICE, Medicines and Healthcare […]

DigiHealth UK: Enhancing the Patient’s Journey

Conference Announcement

DigiHealth UK: Enhancing the Patient’s Journey
Thursday 2nd March 2017 Royal National Hotel, London

Assessing Progress of the Digital Health Agenda
Looking for the Centre of Global Digital Excellence
Helping Vulnerable People Improve their Digital Health Skills
Technology Enabled Remote Consultations
How can new technology ensure sustainability of the NHS?
The Power of eHealthcare and Big Data
Exploring Internet Enabled Technologies to Deliver Prosperity and Social […]

November 21st, 2016|Big Data|0 Comments|

Patient Activism & Digital Technology Workshop

News of an exciting workshop has come in. The University of Sussex is holding a workshop and networking event on Tuesday 21st June 2016.

A full and very interesting programme has been laid out, click on the link for pdf (Patient Activitism & DigTech_programme small).

The D3 project will be represented and we will be talking about our research in progress with apps and social […]

June 3rd, 2016|Workshop|0 Comments|

Accelerating access to new drugs in Japan

Writing in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, Yasuhiro Fujiwara outlines developments in Japan to reduce the time required for new therapeutic drugs to gain marketing authorisation.

Fujiwara notes that Japan historically has taken longer than the United States and the European Union to give marketing approval for therapeutic drugs. Over the course of the last 20 years approval times have been […]

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    ‘the little liar’ – patient information about medicines

‘the little liar’ – patient information about medicines

There is an Italian expression used especially in Tuscany that refers to the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) as ‘il bugiardino’. It translates as ‘the little liar’.

L’Accademia della Crusca explains how the adjective ‘liar’ (bugiardo) can be used only for a person, as only people can conceive and tell lies, but that in this case it refers to an inanimate […]

May 10th, 2016|Medicines|0 Comments|

Non-adherence to prescriptions is categorical construct. Non-persistence adds a time dimension to it

In a move to a more balanced doctor-patient relationship, and shared decision making, we have long moved from concepts of patient’s ‘compliance’ to ideas of ‘adherence’ and ‘concordance’ with/to prescription  (For definition of the three labels, and their implications, see for example the 2005 Report for the National Co-ordinatingCentre for NHS Service Delivery and Organisation R & D).

It is […]

September 14th, 2015|Clinical use, Medicines|0 Comments|

Patient empowerment – Report published 15 May 2014

okay… this is not directly about digital drugs – in fact, personalised medicine is never mentioned, nor the stratified one.. But there may be something about this that is connected…

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health. Patient Empowerment: For Better Quality, More Sustainable Health Services Globally. London; 2014.

(It was also mentioned in the BMJ: )