WMAHSN programme evaluation published in the BMJ

Posted on 14 May 2015 (Permalink)

The evaluation of an innovative programme which uses text messaging to support patients with their health needs and lifestyle has been published in one of the UK's most prestigious health journals. 

"Patient and professional user experiences of simple telehealth for hypertension, medication reminders and smoking cessation: a service evaluation" has been published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

The study sought to establish patient and professional user satisfaction with the Advice & Interactive Messaging (AIM) for Health programme delivered using a mobile phone-based, simple telehealth intervention, Simple Telehealth/Flo. The WMAHSN has been supporting the roll out of Flo across the West Midlands and beyond, which allows patients to receive text messages that support them with long-term conditions and adverse lifestyle choices. 

The study covered 425 primary care practices across 31 Clinical Commissioning Groups in England, with 3381 patients taking part in the service evaluation. 

You can read the study on the BMJ website