What is the NHS Remote Patient Monitoring Service?
The service has been created by the NHS and Doctaly to help monitor patients at home who have certain longterm conditions such as asthma, diabetes and hypertension. It is designed to help NHS healthcare professionals safely manage and monitor these patients without the patients needing to physically visit a GP practice. Many of these patients are particularly at risk from COVID-19, therefore home monitoring can help keep them safe.
What is Doctaly Assist?
Doctaly Assist is the technology platform that the above Service uses. The platform has been developed in partnership with the NHS, Kings College London and Imperial College.
How does it work and how can it help me?
If your doctor feels that you should be monitored, with your consent you will be invited to use the service. You will receive clinical assessment reminders via WhatsApp, asking you a series of questions about your condition and how you are feeling. Your responses will always be reviewed by a healthcare professional and if necessary, you may be contacted directly via chat, phone or video.
Where can I find more information
Published: Sep 20, 2021