Monitored Dosage Systems (MDS) For Patients

A Monitored Dosage System (MDS) organises medication into a simple tray with labelled compartments for each day and time, making it easier for you to remember when to take your pills.

Monitored Dosage Systems (MDS) For Patients

3. Weekly/Monthly Deliveries

Monitored Dosage Systems (MDS), or otherwise known as dosette boxes are compliance aids designed to simplify medication management. By organising doses into easy-to-follow compartments, MDS aids in ensuring that patients take their medications correctly and at the right times, thereby improving adherence. They’re particularly beneficial for those with complex medication regimens, cognitive impairments, or those who require assistance in managing their medication due to disabilities as recognised under the Equality Act 2010. MDS can significantly reduce medication errors, enhance independence, and support the overall well-being of individuals requiring assistance with their medication.

  • Improves Adherence: Ensures medications are taken correctly and timely.
  • Reduces Errors: Organised compartments minimise the risk of missed or double doses.
  • Enhances Independence: Supports individuals in managing their medication, promoting autonomy.
  • Supports Complex Regimens: Ideal for patients with multiple medications, simplifying the process.
  • Aids Cognitive Impairments: Assists those with memory issues in following their medication schedule.
  • Equality Act 2010 Compliance: Tailored for individuals requiring assistance due to disabilities, ensuring equal access to medication management.
  • Overall Well-being: Contributes to better health outcomes by maintaining consistent medication management.

How to get started with our Monitored Dosage System service?

  1. Book a Quick Chat: Arrange a short consultation with our pharmacist—by phone or video call—to see if you need a compliance aid. It’s quick and easy, usually only taking 5-10 minutes.
  2. Choose Hot Chemist: If you’re eligible for a compliance aid, just nominate Hot Chemist as your preferred pharmacy.
  3. Weekly or Monthly Deliveries: Based on your GP’s advice, you’ll receive your dosette tray(s) either weekly or monthly—straight to your door, completely free of charge. 
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