Polypharmacy is the term used to describe the use of multiple medicines by one person. We’ve been learning more about this through our project with Professor Deborah Swinglehurst at Queen Mary University of London Through an NIHR (National Institute for Health and Care Research) funded project, she has been exploring new ways for patients to talk about this issue with their clinician, to discuss any concerns and potentially reduce the number of unnecessary or unwanted medicines they may be prescribed. Deborah and her co-researcher Dr Nina Fudge co-authored a set of stories, each one based around a different character which, whilst fictional, drew on observations and findings from their research. Dr Alison Thomson was also part of the project as creative facilitator in the co-design process that led to the story creation. We created a set of booklets, one for each story, and commissioned Satoshi Hashimoto (via Dutch Uncle) to create illustrations that would bring the characters to life. These were printed in a small run by Dayfold Ltd. We also designed and developed a website to house the stories, and engaged Rebecca Gethings to narrate these as an alternative way for an audience to access them. The project is still in the research phase, but the hope is that in the coming months it will achieve a wider reach throughout the community and on a national level.