Time to Talk: Time to Change

It is really encouraging to see the Time to Talk campaign which looks to end the stigma associated with mental ill health.  From reading some of the personal stories on the website, and the comments,…

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My Health Tools User Videos: Setback Plans

My Health Tools has been live in Kirklees, West Yorkshire since September this year. In order to help patients understand the part that the platform has to play in improving the management of their long-term conditions, Kirklees Public Health have commissioned several user videos.…

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The Future of the Self-Care Hub

We often talk about what the Self-Care Hub (SCH) does, how it helps people, what makes it different. Almost as important a question is, “What is the future of the Self-Care Hub?” To some extent, the answer depends on what people want most, as we always design according to the needs of the user and in response to what is happening within healthcare. We do already have some development ideas for the future, some of which include integrating technology we have already built which is proving popular.…

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My Health Tools: Initial snapshot of use, paints a positive picture of digital self-care

My Health Tools is a digital self-care platform for people living with a range of long-term conditions (LTCs) launched in late September across Kirklees, West Yorkshire. To tie-in with Self Care Week 2015, we wanted to share some early usage data. We are able to begin to build a real-life picture of how people are using the portal to self-care, what people are interested in investigating and doing for themselves, as well as initial improvements in terms of confidence to live with a LTC.…

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Promoting Self-Care: The Hardest Part of the Self-Care Puzzle?

The commitment from Kirklees Council Public Health Department, North Kirklees CCG and Greater Huddersfield CCG to My Health Tools in terms of budget, time and development has delivered a significant, valuable and scalable self-care portal for people with long-term conditions in Kirklees.…

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Online Self-Care and Long-term Conditions - how it works

It's Self Care Week and with theme for this year is Self Care for Life, therefore we thought it would be perfect timing to share the progression of our SelfCareHub platform, especially the Kirklees My Health Tools version which went live in September 2015. Every day this week we will be updating you on the in's and out's of My Health Tools and how it's enabling people of Kirkless to self-manage their long-term conditions.…

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The most comprehensive online support available in the UK for people with long-term conditions.

Necessity, as the old adage says, is the mother of invention. It perhaps applies even more in public health services, where need v.s. resources are held in an increasingly fragile tension. Now that the NHS is at crunch point, what will be necessary for us to do?…

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My Health Tools Launches in West Yorkshire to Digitally Support People with Long-Term Conditions & Enable Self-Care

Today sees the public launch of My Health Tools, a digital self-care technology for people diagnosed with a range of long-term conditions (LTCs) across Kirklees, West Yorkshire.…

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West Wakefield at the King’s Fund MCP Event

At the King’s Fund MCP (Multi-Speciality Community Providers) event last week we heard from some leaders in the field of implementing new models of care. The sessions highlighted how great the need for change is and how urgently the country’s health services need it. The role of IT and digital services was central in discussions on transforming care.…

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Are social landlords missing an opportunity in Health and Wellbeing?

Fascinating report just published by Metropolitan. I confess, it’s the connections between housing and health that really interest me. They’ve asked their tenants some interesting questions including which area's they felt there landlords should offer support, in which care & health came out top.…

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