Did you know the NHS spends over £16 billion on medicines? £9 billion of that expenditure comes from GP prescriptions. When medicines are forgotten or full prescriptions aren’t taken, it costs the NHS, even more, money, having to re-prescribe medications earlier and more frequently.
Not only does it cost a lot of money, it can cost you your health too. Forgetting to take medications can reduce the effectiveness of your treatment, and can lead to longer-term health conditions getting worse.
How can I remember to take my medicines?
Setting a daily medicines reminder could be the key to stop missing those meds. It can also help you show your GP when and how frequently you’ve been taking your medication when it comes to reviewing your prescriptions with your GP, helping make more informed decisions about your care and treatment. You can keep all your medication history and set your reminders all within your Evergreen Life personal health record.
Set your medicine reminders in three steps
Setting yourself a reminder couldn’t be easier. Here’s how to do it in Evergreen Life:
- If you haven’t already, download the Evergreen Life app and create an account.
- Go to ‘my health record’ section of the app and go to ‘medications’ – here you can add any medications you’re on, add photos, for instance, take a photo of the packet or the instructions and keep it all stored in your app.
- When you enter your dosage and frequency, you can then click the ‘Remind me’ link to set up a medication reminder. You can change the time of day and the frequency of when you want your reminder.
Take control of your health with Evergreen Life
As well as get your medications sorted, you can take control of your health, fitness and wellbeing with Evergreen Life.
You can: book doctor’s appointments, order repeat prescriptions, download your GP record. You can also record your own health condition data in your personal health record, and keep track all sorts of measurements with our fitness tracker.
Take control of your health today and download the Evergreen Life app.