Partnering with healthcare, third sector and industry, the NHS in Liverpool has added capacity to community nursing services by building a remote telemetry hub. This hub, which is clinically staffed, provides patients (and their families) with:
• information & advice
to enable them to manage their long-term health conditions e.g. COPD, heart failure and diabetes. Patients (and/or families) use digital, peripheral devices to record vital signs which are monitored by clinical practitioners in the hub who use the data to decide upon the appropriate intervention.
This is a mainstreamed, core funded service which has increased service capacity by in excess of 12,000 patients over the last 2 years, and currently supporting 1,100 at any one time.