A Manchester based telehealth service has won the Innovation Award in this year’s Excellence in Supply Awards.
Pharmacist-led The Medication Support Company scooped the prize for its PAMAN system which helps people take medicines safely, increasing the numbers taking their prescriptions correctly from an average of 55% to 97%.
The company said the system had helped Liverpool City Council save £345,000 in the last year.
PAMAN operates through a video-phone called a Medihub (pictured) which is installed in the individual’s home which connects them to a team of pharmacists.
When the pharmacist calls, all the individual has to do is press the button at the top of the Medihub to connect.
The pharmacist can talk to the individual and watch them take their medicines, administer ointments and creams, or use inhalers, advising when necessary.
Richard Deed, Associate Commercial Director – Industry at Health Innovation Manchester, said: “Congratulations to The Medication Support Company on winning this year’s Excellence in Supply Innovation Award. This innovative work being done out of Manchester is making a real difference to the delivery of care across the North West.
“Health Innovation Manchester is committed to improving the remote monitoring of care and helping to transform our system digitally by providing support for innovations like PAMAN.”
The ‘NHS in the North Excellence in Supply Awards’ is sponsored Health Innovation Manchester, Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network, and the Academic Health Science Network North East and North Cumbria and hosted by the Innovation Agency.