Health technology and supported self-care in Liverpool
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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.

Correspondence carol.hughes@liverpoolch.nhs.uk

Primary Health Care. 27, 7,22-25. doi: 10.7748/phc.2017.e1205

Received: 13 August 2016

Accepted: 06 March 2017

Published in print: 29 August 2017

Peer review

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

Conflict Of Interest

None declared