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25 November 2015

Patient Adherence: A global health concern

Free Event • Registration Required

From rural Africa to renowned private hospitals, patient adherence is an issue of global concern. In 2003, the World Health Organization observed that, in developed countries, adherence among patients suffering chronic diseases averaged only 50%, whilst the degree of impact in developing countries was assumed to be even higher.

Sadly, the situation has changed little in 10 years. Within the UK, the recent Aston Medication Adherence Study found that one in three patients was putting their health at risk because they did not take their medication properly and this is costing the NHS an estimated £500 million every year.

Non-adherence is becoming a global health concern in desperate need of treatment. While it is a complex problem, the health benefits, cost savings and potential revenue opportunities can no longer be ignored.

Building upon the success of the inaugural WBS Case Competition, this event will:

  • Define non-adherence and why it matters
  • Identify key reasons for non-adherent behaviour
  • Demonstrate why non-adherence is not simply a patient problem
  • Share different stakeholder perspectives
  • Outline potential solutions
  • Explore who holds the keys to solving this global challenge


17:15     Registration opens

18:00     Welcome

18:05     Have I taken my tablets? Patient Adherence a Global Health Concern Debbie Stocker, Director, 
              Stocker Partnership

18:15     What is patient adherence, why is it so challenging and what can be done to encourage
              adherence? Insights from the University of Warwick:

18:15    Warwick Medical School Presentation
              Dr Hilary Hearnshaw
              Honorary Reader in Primary Care; Director of Research, Warwick Diabetes Care, WMS

18:30     Warwick Business School Presentation
              Professor Ivo Vlaev, Professor of Behavioural Science, WBS

18:45     Warwick Manufacturing Group Presentation
              Peter Ward, Patient Adherence PhD Researcher, WMG

19:00     Understanding differing stakeholder perspectives

19:00     A pharmaceutical company’s perspective
              Laura Southall, Service Development Manager, Medicines Adherence & Patient Support, Celesio

19:10     A prescriber’s perspective
               Stephanie West - Consultant Opthalmologist at University Hospital Southampton NHS 
               Foundation Trust

19:20     A patient’s perspective
               John Mason, Chair, Healthwatch Coventry

19:30     A community perspective
               Simon Brake, Director of Primary Care Sustainability & Integration, Coventry City Council

19:40     Panel discussion with all speakers

20:00     Open audience Q&A

20:15     Accelerator Pitches

20:30     Networking        

21:30     Close


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// Where

Warwick Business School, Scarman Road
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// When

Wednesday 25 November 2015, 17:30 - 21:00

// Contact
02476 522813

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