North-east England to benefit from new digital NHS services

A consortium of NHS trusts has created a range of new digital services for patients in north-east England

As reported by Pharmaphorum, NHS organisations in north-east England are set to enable patients to benefit from new digital health technology.

Six NHS Foundation Trusts in the area have joined forces to create Health Call, which will offer a variety of services including home monitoring and patient reminders.

Health Call boasts around 50 apps for patients to use, including a self-care toolkit and access to professional medical opinions and diagnoses.

The scheme is owned by the NHS and is the largest deployment of digital care technologies in the country.

Graham King, chief information officer at the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation, said:

“We’ve already seen the development of a range of more than 50 services through Health Call and these services are now being adopted by health organisations in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

“I am looking forward to continuing to expand and introduce new services over the next three years.”

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