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Enabling Patients with COPD to Self Manage and Enable Early Intervention in Lanarkshire (United4Health Pan-European Initiative)

posted 21 Jul 2015, 05:05 by Karen O'Connell   [ updated 16 Oct 2017, 03:22 by Hollie Stirman ]

NHS Lanarkshire have integrated Flo as part of the European-wide initiative United4Health, geared to using new technology to improve healthcare. NHS Lanarkshire along with North and South Lanarkshire Council are partners and the initiative and Flo has been demonstrated as a key tool in supporting patients with COPD to be enabled to self manage at home increasing confidence and the feeling of patient's control over their condition. A recent press release focusses on John, a patient with COPD who since using Flo has reduced his hospital admissions from 11 in the previous year to just 1.

According to the patient's agreed self management plan, Flo prompts and receives readings for pulse and oxygen levels, providing guidance according to the patient's reported readings and individual care needs. If symptoms exacerbate, Flo provides specific guidance and notifies the Specialist Nurse creating an opportunity for early intervention supported by recent clinical data as required.

To find out more about United4Health and Florence, contact Morag Hearty, United4.HealthProject@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk

To find more about the integration visit: http://www.nhslanarkshire.org.uk/ABOUT/HSCP/Pages/FAQs.aspx

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Press Release NHS Lanarkshire- COPD July 2015

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