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Digital support for at-home blood pressure monitoring earns innovation award short-listing

Our work with Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership to improve the remote management of patients with uncontrolled hypertension has been short-listed for the Innovate Awards.

NHS Confederation and the Academic Health Science Networks are running the new Innovate Awards to celebrate excellence in innovation in health and care. Our digital transformation programme enabling at-home monitoring of blood pressure to help identify, triage and treat more patients has been short-listed for the Enabling Safer Systems of Care Through Innovation award.

The Digital First Primary Care-funded ‘Hypertension Accelerator’ sites of Liverpool, Cheshire, and Wirral Places have been working collaboratively on the BP@Home approach. Without the digital enablers, patients and practices rely on paper printouts, and average readings need to be calculated manually, increasing workload and scope for error or loss of results.

The digital enablement blueprint developed is the first of its kind to improve remote management of patients in primary care settings. It is being shared via the FutureNHS platform to support roll-out of remote monitoring for high blood pressure across England – and can be replicated to support other digital programmes.

Read more about the programme here.