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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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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Self-Care Hub demonstrated at the Digital Health Congress

The King’s Fund, 16 & 17 June Health professionals learnt more about the Self-Care Hub at this week’s Digital Health & Care Congress 2015, organised by The King’s Fund.…

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Health professionals positive about Self-Care Hub

The Self-Care Hub, the new online tool that empowers people with long-term health issues to better understand and self-manage their conditions, has had an excellent response from health professionals from across the UK who attended a preview at the Library of Birmingham.…

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Self-Care Hub previewed

The Self-Care Hub, the new online tool that empowers people with long-term health issues to better understand and self-manage their conditions, was previewed to health professionals from across the UK at an event at the Library of Birmingham yesterday (Thursday 23 April).…

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My Health Tools starts patient trials in West Yorkshire

A new online tool that empowers people with long-term health issues to better understand and self-manage their conditions - and take day-to-day control of their well-being - has started patient trials in West Yorkshire. And professionals in the long-term health care field are being invited to an event next month to share their experience and contribute to its ongoing development.…

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