Could you help develop a tool that will help people manage their long term conditions?

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Currently 15 million people in the UK have a long term condition. 1 in 4 of us live with at least 2. Long term conditions have the greatest healthcare needs of the population (50% of all GP appointments and 70% of all bed days) and their treatment and care absorbs 70% of acute and primary care budgets in England.

HCI (Health and Care Innovations Limited) are working closely with Dr Jane Smith, a Senior Lecturer in Primary Care within the Exeter Academic Primary Care Collaboration (APEx) at the University of Exeter Medical School, Dr Samantha van Beurden, Postdoctoral Research Fellow with a background in psychology and behavioural medicine, and research associate Dr Natalie Grinvalds, on a project to develop a deeper understanding into self-management best practice, and how to embed and apply this knowledge to all existing and future health conditions supported by HCI's award winning app, CONNECTPlus.

The team want to make sure that CONNECTPlus addresses the needs of people with long term conditions, so would like to speak to people living with a range of conditions about their views.

They are calling on people living with Type 2 Diabetes, Asthma, Coronary Heart Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) to participate in up to 3, 1:1 interviews, each lasting up to 1 hour.

This is a great opportunity for people to support a better understanding of the needs of people managing long-term health conditions so that an effective digital platform can be developed with patients, not for them.

The team would greatly appreciate any help in sharing the opportunity with their patients, colleagues and families.

More information about the research study can be found  HERE

You can register your interest in taking part here: or by emailing [email protected]

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