Services Database Automated Pill Dispenser Pilot (Telford & Wrekin Area)

Service ID



The pilot will test the use of the electronic device as an aid for patients who have difficulty remembering to take their complex pill regimes. The aim is to raise awareness of the dispenser and show that it can improve the quality of life of users, and allow them to remain living independently at home.

The pilot will survey users and carers taking part, and report on compliance of medication taking, the drop out rates and any difficulties that arise. It will also assess the potential savings that could be made both for the NHS and local authorities by reducing the necessity of residential care or re-admissions to hospital

Location of service

Shropshire LPC


Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Service type

Medicines assessment & compliance support

Other organisations involved


Start date: 01/09/2009
End date:




Not known


This service is available in the Telford & Wrekin area only.