The NHS Leeds West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has commissioned the ‘largest-ever digital health service’ in Yorkshire according to The Yorkshire Post
The commission will enable patients in Leeds, Yorkshire, to use Advanced Digital Institute’s (ADI) PainSense app and Inhealthcare technology to help them transfer data to their doctors.
PainSense is a free app that the news site said gives patients the knowledge, skills and guidance to manage their pain.
The Yorkshire Post reported that this information is then transferred safely and securely to doctors and their patient record systems via technology created by Inheathcare, a digital healthcare specialist based in Harrogate.
PainSense was successfully piloted in Leeds last year and has now been contracted by the NHS Leeds West Clinical Commissioning Group according to The Yorkshire Post.
Inhealthcare, chief executive, Bryn Sage, said: “We are combining innovation from Inhealthcare and ADI with a willingness to use this technology in the Leeds’ GP community to create a new service to help deliver innovation in the NHS.”
John Eaglesham, chief executive of ADI, said people with chronic pain are not well served by the NHS with many sufferers referred unnecessarily to hospital or specialist services. There is also an over-reliance on medication, he added.
Jamie O’Shea, clinical lead for elective care at NHS Leeds West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “By investing in the latest digital technology to support our patients we’ve demonstrated that we want to help patients be at the centre of their care.
“By using the PainSense app patients can take greater control of their own health so that they are able to lead as normal and active lifestyle as possible.
“Patients have the reassurance that the app allows their GP to remotely monitor the management of their condition.”