Medication Prompts

Tanne Ray made this Freedom of Information request to NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information:

Medication prompts are defined as:
The definition of 'prompting' is: 'the action of saying something to persuade, encourage or remind someone to do or say something'. Prompting of medication is reminding a person of the time and asking if they have or are going to take their medicines. (Google.com)

1. Do you fund Medication Prompts?
2. If yes, under which funding budget line/service is it allocated? (i.e Pharmacy, IPP, CHC, DTOC etc)
3. Do you joint fund Medication Prompts with your local Adult Social Service Department?
4. How many clients do you currently fund?
5. What is your predicted annual spend for Medication Prompts?
6. How long / Since when have you funded Medication Prompting Service?

Please provide the information in electronic format at this email address. However, I am happy to receive them by post if that is more convenient.

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Thank you for your help, I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

Tanne Ray