Some patients and carers use different types of patient-held information about medication (known as “PHIMed”) to help them remember their current medicines, and to show to healthcare professionals.
This may be on paper or on an electronic device, and may be formal documents from healthcare providers, commercially available smartphone apps, or documents created by patients themselves.
The Trust would like to find out how PHIMed is used in practice, what helps and hinders its use, and what the important features are.
As part of this study they would like to carry out group interviews with patients, parents and carers to ask for their views and experiences with PHIMed.
You are eligible to take part if you, or a person you care for, has taken medication for a long term condition for at least a year, whether or not you use handheld records about your medication.
The discussion will take about 90 minutes and will be in London.
Participants will receive £10 for their time, travel expenses within Greater London and refreshments.
If you may be interested in taking part or would like more information please contact Dr Sara Garfield on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07870546303
This study is funded by Pharmacy Research UK and has been approved by East Midland – Nottingham 2 ethics committee, reference number 17/EM/047.
You can download a document with more information on the study here.