Medication information and reasonable adjustment for service users

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Medication information and reasonable adjustment for service users

17 Oct 2021
TECHNOLOGY THEATRE
The average reading age in the UK, is 8 and 1 in 6 adults have a reading age lower than 5. Those with communication and language barriers, may also have a higher burden of disease & multi-morbidities than the general population. These barriers lead to miscommunication of medication instructions, which is the number 1 factor in medication safety issue, according to the NHS and the Office for National Statistics, leading to; • 12% of unplanned hospital admissions • 10% of all prescribed medicines wasted • Up to 70% non-adherence rate to prescribed medication (higher than the general population)
Speakers
Ghalib Khan, Founder & Director - Written Medicine & NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur

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