Health technology and supported self-care in Liverpool
Evidence & Practice    

Health technology and supported self-care in Liverpool

Carol Hughes Clinical and operations lead health technology, Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust, Liverpool, England

Telehealth is being used across Liverpool to empower patients to actively manage long-term conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure and diabetes, and to encourage behaviour change through supported care. Guided by the technology, patients follow a programme at home that includes taking vital signs such as blood pressure, pulse, body weight and oxygen levels. They also watch educational videos designed to increase their confidence in self-care. This article discusses how digital technology is used in Liverpool to support patients’ self-care, examines what role nurses play in service provision and outlines how the service has developed.

Primary Health Care. doi: 10.7748/phc.2017.e1205

Correspondence

carol.hughes@liverpoolch.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Received: 13 August 2016

Accepted: 06 March 2017

Published online: 22 August 2017