The digital primary care activities at Wessex AHSN aim to support strategic goals aligning to regional and national priorities. The Self Care Technology (SCT) project is an initiative between Wessex AHSN and Hampshire and the Isle of Wight ICS. The aim of the project is to discover the self care technology needs in primary care, run demonstrator sites of potential solutions and scale up those with the most demonstrable benefits and impact. The project is funded by HIOW ICS.
In early 2021 primary care colleagues who were interested in The SCT project took part in a rapid insight event where with clinicians and health professionals discussed the opportunities for supporting patients to self manage their conditions through digitally enabled services. Key condition areas participants wanted to focus on were weight management, diabetes and hypertension. Following this, NHS England (NHSE) released the National Digital Weight Management Programme which supports adults living with obesity who also have a diagnosis of diabetes, hypertension or both, to manage their weight and improve their health.
Further information on how to access the NHSE Digital Weight Management Programme (DWMP) can be found here https://www.england.nhs.uk/digital-weight-management/
Further information on the work we are doing with Hampshire and Isle of Wight ICS in conjunction with the NHSE DWMP and FAQs for both patients and healthcare staff can be found in the resources section on this page along with the local pathways and weight management services for practices across the HIOW ICS.
If you have have any further queries about the programme please contact Patrick Arnold, firstname.lastname@example.org