As we redesign healthcare it is clear that greater provision needs to be made for patients to be able to self-manage and monitor themselves, for both the comfort of the patient, but also to alleviate the strains placed in capacity within acute environments. Part of this change has seen a partnership with uMotif a small tech startup business who have designed a self-management tool to be used by patients after leaving hospital. This allows reporting of feelings daily on a simple tablet or phone accessed App, with information entered seen on a near live basis by clinicians, who are therefore able to monitor and assess needs remotely. The agreement with uMotif saw a low level investment into 5 Apps, shared learning and development with our medical teams and patients, and with Yeovil incentivised to
sell and promote uMotif in return for commission on future sales.