• 7Jul

    Support the development of a mobile app to promote good conversations when discussing medicines

    The Alliance Scotland have reported that the Scottish Government Effective Prescribing Team and Digital Health and Care Team want to involve people who use medicines in the development a mobile app that will support good conversations between people using medicines (including carers) and healthcare professionals when reviewing medicines.

    This app is for people whose use of medicines is quite complex due to use of multiple medicines or high risk medicines. The app will support conversations that cover important issues, such as the benefits of medicines, side effects and possible interactions.

    If you use medicines and are interested in supporting the development of this app, you can do so in any of the following ways:

    1. Attending meetings of a working group which will oversee the development process. They need three to four representatives in total for this group which is expected to meet quarterly from August this year.

    2. Taking part in short one-to-one interviews (maximum 1 hour) during July and early August to provide the developers with insight into what you would need from this tool and to feedback on some initial design ideas.

    3. Participating in workshops with healthcare professionals and developers in August and early September to jointly design the mobile app.

    4. Testing and feeding back by email and possibly short phone calls on early versions of the app and the final end-product. Based on the current project plan, feedback will be sought in September and December 2017 and March 2018.

    Reasonable travel expenses will be covered for participants.

    If you are interested in any of these opportunities or have any questions about this work, please email Ann Wales at ann.wales@gov.scot