At the recent WMAHSN conference - Long term conditions: making innovation happen in the NHS - the WMAHSN's Clinical Lead for long term conditions, Dr Ruth Chambers, grabbed the opportunity to interview the event's guest speaker, Dr Phil Hammond.
As well as being an investigative journalist for Private Eye, a BBC Radio Bristol presenter, comic and author who has appeared on shows such as “Question Time” and “Have I Got News For You”, Phil is an NHS doctor working in chronic fatigue. Following the conference, Ruth and Phil discussed the technology enabled care services (TECS) available, and what the barriers to uptake were from both patients and practitioners. Phil emphasised the importance of the evidence base, while both agreed that TECS were incredibly convenient for patients, as well as being effective.
Phil gave the keynote speech at the conference, which provided a platform to showcase new innovations for long term conditions. The speakers provided an insight into an innovative programme of work that can be adopted across the West Midland, making a difference to patient safety, behaviour change and self-management, empowering and engaging the public in service design and patient decisions aids.
You can watch the video on Vimeo.