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Many patients in the UK have long-term

conditions, such as Diabetes, Parkinson's

and Alzheimers, for which they need to

take regular medications, often in pill form.

In the UK, there are at least 3.1 million

people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes

(T2D) and 11.9 million at high risk,

therefore almost one in four people either

have or are at risk of having the condition,

and this is set to rise.

T2D can be managed with a

combination of lifestyle changes and

medication, but despite effective

medications, the condition often not well

controlled leading serious and life-limiting

complications often needing time in

hospital. It has been previously estimated

that diagnosed T2D costs the NHS almost

10% of its budget -- approximately £8.8

billion every year, 80% of which is due

to diabetes-related complications. So

it's costly, but better management of

medications can help improve matters, as

it's believed that up to 50% of people do

not take their medication correctly. This

percentage increases with both age and

the number of medicines prescribed.

PillTime.co.uk is therefore set to

save considerable NHS funds while

improving the health of millions of patients

with long-term conditions that require

PILLS IN PACKS multiple medications at regular intervals.

It is a free service, prescriptions are sent

electronically directly from the doctor to

the PillTime.co.uk pharmacy where the

medication is dispensed in easy-to-open

pouches, organised in order and clearly

marked with the correct date and time

for when the dose should be taken. This

provides piece of mind that all tablets

are taken at the right time, every time.

The PillTime boxes are sent discreetly to

the patient via tracked mail service. The

Electronic Prescription Service is currently

offered by over 83% of surgeries in

England, those Patients who do not have

access to this service will need to either

post their prescriptions directly to PillTime.

co.uk or ask their surgery to post them on

their behalf.

Paul Mayberry is an award-winning

pharmacist and co-founder of PillTime.

He says, "We hope to help patients

across the UK who take multiple meds by

making how you take your medicines less

confusing. Pilltime.co.uk helps patients

take their medication exactly as your

doctor prescribed and therefore get the

very best out of them whilst reducing the

risk of complications."

www.pilltime.co.uk

Findings from the 2015 British Social

Attitudes survey present new findings

on attitudes in Britain towards obesity

and what might be done to reduce its

prevalence. Despite appreciating some

of the health risks, people tend not to

recognise obesity when it does exist - and

especially so in men. Obesity is frequently

regarded as a problem for individuals

and healthcare professionals rather than

society more generally, and those who

are obese are often stigmatised. There

is significant support for actions aimed at

reducing levels of obesity.

People tend to overestimate what

obesity means in terms of body size, with

54% of those surveyed correctly identify

when a woman is obese and only 39%

correctly do this for a man. The 2015

survey included 40 questions about

obesity, none of which had been asked

before. The questions were developed

through a process of questionnaire

design in consultation with PHE (Public

Health England) experts, together with

piloting potential questions among a small

sample of the general public. Some of the

questions were included in the face-toface part of the survey,

while others (which

might be considered more sensitive) were

asked in the self-completion booklet.

Interviewing took place between July and

November 2015.

To download the survey click HERE.

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