Corpus Christi Catholic College
"We have chosen to tackle the problem of people forgetting to take their medication. Studies have consistently shown that 20% to 30% of medication prescriptions are never taken for the full course, and that approximately 50% of medications for chronic disease are not taken as prescribed due to human error. This lack of adherence causes approximately 125,000 deaths and at least 10 percent of hospitalisations a year, as well as costing the NHS between £71.5 billion to £206.8 billion a year."
"Our big idea is the product and service MediPing, an app that alerts you when you need to take your medication. We would use a QR we add on to prescriptions and we scan it into our app and allow you to set times for when you want to take it. For repeat prescriptions, when you have a week’s worth of medication left, it will alert you to call your pharmacy."
"Our app will aid people who forget to take their medicine, this will help them to stay healthy and will save the NHS millions of pounds a year. Our app will also save the lives of the thousands of people who could die from forgetting their crucial medication."