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13:15 - 13:55 25 October 2012

Lunch Hour Lecture: Can't take, won't take: why patients do not take their medicines


Darwin Lecture Theatre - access via Malet Place | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Prof Nick Barber, Professor of the Practice of Pharmacy, UCL School of Pharmacy

There will be over a billion prescription items dispensed in England in 2012, costing the NHS over £9bn. Most of these will be for patients with chronic conditions, yet we know that perhaps up to half of these patients will not take their medicine as prescribed. This lecture explores some of the reasons behind this, and outlines the development of a new NHS service to help patients with their medication.


Catherine Dean
020 3108 3838 | c.dean@ucl.ac.uk


Click here to watch this lecture streamed live online at 1.15pm on the day