Our Covid digital rehabilitation product is live in Barts Health, CNWL, Solent, Southern Health, Isle of Wight, Homerton, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey, Berkshire Healthcare, Royal Berkshire, Central London Community Healthcare, Frimley Health, Royal Free, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, North East London Foundation Trust, Oxford Health, Essex Partnership, ESNE and Whittington NHS Trusts; and going live in a number of other hospitals shortly.
We have packaged up life-changing clinical input into an app and are providing it to patients through our existing remote condition management platform, to help them recover safely and comfortably from home.
It will evolve continuously over the next 12 months as it learns from the data and the use of AI.
We are working in close partnership with a team of UCL health researchers and computer scientists, UCLPartners, Barts Health NHS Trust, UCLH, CNWL, University of Southampton and the University of Exeter. Please also see here for more details about our Living With Covid Recovery programme on the UCL website.
It is clear that COVID19 survivors still suffer from debilitating symptoms of tiredness, breathlessness and anxiety many weeks and months after the peak of their infection – a group often known as the COVID19 ‘long-haulers’.
Understandably hospitals are limiting bringing patients in for face-to-face appointments to stop further spread of infection but there isn’t enough clinical resource to support individual patients across this range of symptoms after they have been discharged.
When they do seek help, patients often still have trouble remembering to do their exercises and often miss or skip appointments.
This results in it often taking longer to see the desired improvements in outcomes, DNAs are increased and the treatment cycle is unnecessarily lengthened.
The programme includes an app for patients providing tailored advice, treatment plans and suggested exercises, and also supports clinicians with a dashboard to review patient progress and communicate, and a clinical pathway for how to provide safe, remote support.
The first version of the rehabilitation tool targeted three primary on-going symptoms being reported – fatigue, anxiety and breathing problems but subsequent versions are targeting neurological problems, depression, taste and smell and other prevalent symptoms.
There is an exciting roadmap of iterative development of the existing Covid Recovery product to meet new needs every two months. This includes making increasing use of data to drive more intelligent and personalised digital programmes for patients. We are aiming to make significant improvements in patient outcomes.
A significant number of patients continue to have a high symptom burden for many months after their acute COVID-19, with associated deterioration in quality of life. The product is providing a more efficient way for clinicians to manage patients remotely and asynchronously than the traditional patient review. It is allowing successful triage according to symptoms and identification of patients who need more specialist support.
Respiratory physician Dr Paul Pfeffer, Barts Health NHS Trust
Physiotherapist Hannah Hylton, St Bartholomew’s Hospital
Psychologist Dr Stuart Linke, UCL Primary Care and Population Health and Camden and Islington Mental Health NHS Trust
UCL Living With COVID recovery programme
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