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  • Chris Thomas posted an update in the group Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Q 1 month ago

    Digital Health – Patient Participation

    I’m an NHS App ambassador living in Leicester and would like to contribute my idea to this regional Group. Could LLR Q be a virtual space to share experiences of the impact, personal and professional, of the recent national NHS App roll out?

    The NHS App was designed to improve access NHS services, promote self-care, improve patient experience and to save time in GP practices.

    The future position of the citizen is central to the electronic health record’s ongoing development. It is a single process for people and their nominated carers to simply, securely, consistently and conveniently access any approved digital health and social care service.

    Successful implementation of shared records (for example, LHCREs) demonstrate a transformational impact towards ICS. Effective implementation relies on efficient and complex interoperability of the software. Issues of individual digital literacy affects patients and workforce alike.

    Technology and Digital Health initiatives bring health improvement ambitions. Does the NHS App meet its design ambitions, and how long will it take citizens to open the ‘front door’ as a tool to enhance and take shared health and care decisions?