During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the teams in each country are continuing to follow their own government guidelines. All mPower teams have adapted their working practices and the project is continuing to support beneficiaries through telephone and digital support. We encourage all who need support to get in touch. As a project we support those who are most vulnerable to the virus, and therefore want to do all we can to help at this difficult time. Stay safe, stay home and stay healthy and with our support we hope you will stay connected.
Lots of people are using digital tools to improve their health.
There are a range of tools that could be available to you, and your Community Navigator will discuss with you what is most appropriate for your long-term condition and available at the time.
We understand that new technology can sometimes feel daunting, so we support you in learning how to use the tools that are suggested to you.
Below are just some of the tools we work with in and around The Western Isles – though there might be something else more suitable for you.
NHS Attend Anywhere is an easy to use video call facility which means you can attend health consultations from the comfort of your own home, meaning you don’t have to travel. This can be helpful if the appointment is far away or if you are feeling very unwell. You can use this tool on a computer, mobile or tablet device.
This is a tool where you receive daily (or several per day) text messages to your mobile phone from ‘Florence’ to remind you to do something. It is currently being used to help people to remember to take medication or to supply regular health readings or monitoring information such as blood pressure, heart rate or weight information to the person managing the patients care.
The My Diabetes My Way app is full of information about specific diabetes related health issues and gives you suggestions on how to improve your health, including information about healthy eating and exercise. It also gives you access to your blood results from your appointments which means it’s easier to monitor them over time.