Supporting care with remote monitoring

The NHS continues to work on delivering more care to people in their homes.

NHSX is working with all 7 NHS regions in England to scale digitally enabled healthcare at home for people with long term conditions. This includes both physical and mental health, for people for whom home is a care home, and for acute COVID-19.

Watch our short animated video to find out how over 78,000 patients across England have been supported at home by using remote monitoring technologies as part of the NHSX National Innovation Collaborative between November 2020 and May 2021.

NHSX Innovation Collaborative supporting 78,000 patients

Case studies

You can see an overview of some of the regional projects scaling technology enabled remote monitoring below.

North East and Yorkshire

As part of a wider digital programme to transform cardiology outpatient services across the region, this project uses new mobile heart monitoring technology to track the impact of antipsychotic drugs on a patient’s cardiac health in their own home.

East of England

Health teams across Norfolk and Waveney implemented a new digital referral process to transform dermatology care using a camera function on a smartphone.

London

Supporting care home residents across London through remote monitoring technologies to help recognise the deterioration of residents’ health and improve the

care available.

Midlands

NHSX funding has supported the rapid expansion of remote monitoring technologies for heart failure, COPD and COVID-19 patients across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

North West

Across Cheshire and Merseyside, the pandemic triggered an expansion of digital models to care for people with COVID-19. Drawing on an established telehealth “hub” model set up in Liverpool, COVID Oximetry at Home services have expanded across the area. Similar work across Lancashire and South Cumbria is supporting patients with remote monitoring of symptoms using the digitally-enabled service.

South East

This case study showcases the successful use of digital remote patient monitoring to identify deterioration of patients with silent hypoxia in response to COVID-19. The project enhanced the digital capabilities of the COVID Oximetry at Home service to identify and prioritise patients who need urgent treatment.

South West

This project is led by an integrated team spanning primary, secondary and community care. It aims to use remote monitoring and digital tools to improve outcomes, reduce health inequalities, transform working cultures and build closer relationships to improve health and wellbeing for people with learning disabilities.

Join the National Innovation Collaborative to find out more

To read the full case studies of the regional projects above, and find out more about improvement enabled by technology, join the National Innovation Collaborative.

Existing members of the FutureNHS platform can join the Innovation Collaborative Digital Health workspace.

Alternatively, please email innovationcollaborative-manager@future.nhs.uk to request to join.

You can also join in the conversation by tweeting using the hashtag #NHSXInnovCollab.

Listen to our podcast

Our Innovation Collaborative podcast series highlights how innovative technologies are being used to provide safe, personalised and more convenient care. The six podcasts are hosted by former Chief Digital Nurse Anne Cooper.