PAMAN awarded Regional Winner
Great British Care Awards
PAMAN has been awarded Winner of The Care Innovator Award for the North West region in this year’s British Care Awards.
We will now be judged against winners in other regions with the National winner being announced in early 2022.
The judges hailed the service as revolutionary, saying
“Norman Niven and his team at the Medication Support Company have demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial skills in identifying and developing the first remote medication administration monitoring system. This revolutionary, pioneering approach to medication administration has had a fundamental impact in transforming patient care within the community.”
The Great British Care Awards are a series of regional events throughout the UK and are a celebration of excellence across the care sector. The purpose of the awards are to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.
Developed by the pharmacist-led Medication Support Company, PAMAN helps people take medicines safely, increasing the numbers taking their prescriptions correctly from an average of 55% to 97%.
It also saves tax payers’ money – for example, Liverpool City Council has saved £345,000 in the last year by introducing PAMAN.
People deemed to need some extra support to take their prescription medicines correctly are referred to the PAMAN service.
A video-phone called a Medihub 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.