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New digital measures will help keep vulnerable Nottinghamshire residents safe by allowing them to access the information and professionals they need from home

Nottinghamshire residents will soon be able access their test results, track symptoms and easily share their health data with family, carers or any health and care professionals anywhere if they choose to from the comfort of their own home.

Those who have already downloaded the free NHS App will soon have access to a host of new features that are being pushed out in Nottinghamshire through NHS and care partners across the Nottingham and the Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System.

NHS logo. (34738482)
NHS logo. (34738482)

Connected Nottinghamshire is the digital programme which works across all health and care organisations in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and has been working on a new product called Patients Know Best, which works alongside the NHS App.

It means that if you live in Nottinghamshire and download the NHS App, you will soon be able to access additional features including:

  • The ability to virtually access care plans
  • A library of local information resources to help manage your condition(s)
  • Consultations virtually via a questionnaire, video, voice or messaging
  • The ability to self-monitor, track symptoms and test results
  • Attach medical and fitness devices to pull information into your app without having to re-enter your information
  • Seamlessly share data with health and care professionals

Alexis Farrow, head of transformation and strategy for Connected Nottinghamshire, said: “With the unprecedented increase in demand on the NHS and care settings due to the outbreak of coronavirus, and the reduction in face to face contact not only with friends and family, but also health and care professionals, we are putting in place additional measures in order to treat people remotely, where it is safe for them to do so.”

The NHS App is a huge step forward helping patients and GPs by providing basic tasks.

However, in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire the NHS wanted to provide its residents with a single application to help them manage their health and care needs; whether that be with their GP Practice, hospital or community services, in one place in the palm of their hand.

For those people that don’t have the skills or confidence to use technology there is a support service run by the NHS called ‘Get Nottinghamshire Connected’ which has developed some easy how to guides to get people started and will provide support if people need it via email or telephone.

If people want to find out more information visit www.nottsnhsapp.nhs.uk

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