The patient will be prompted to enter their medication when they are first setting up their account. They can then later add or amend their prescription by clicking on the ‘Add more medication’ button.
To search for their medication, they can search for the brand name, drug or molecule, by typing the first 3 letters and selecting their medication. They will then choose their dose.
Patients will only be able to enter their COPD medication.
The patient will have access to a medication assessment function which checks to see if there are any conflicts within inhaled medication prescribed, that the prescription conforms to the best evidence, and makes sure that the right spacer device is prescribed for the right inhaler. They will also be shown the estimated cost of their medication to the NHS.
All of these messages have been shown to improve adherence to medication.