Medicines are helping us live longer and healthier. Medicines are by far the most common form of treatment. Can any of you guess how many pills one takes in a lifetime?
Cradle to the Grave was a Museum exhibition to explore our approach to health in Britain today. The piece incorporates a lifetime supply of prescribed drugs knitted into two lengths of fabric, illustrating the medical stories of one woman and one man.
Each length of fabric contains over 14,000 drugs, the estimated average prescribed to every person in Britain in their lifetime. This does not include pills we might buy over the counter, which would require about 40,000 pills each.
At Seascale and Bootle, we want to make sure that patients get the treatment they need to promote good health and treat illness, without introducing any unnecessary risks for patients or wasting resources. Please send us your suggestions