A remote telemonitoring service helps patients with chronic disease to manage their condition at home. Patients often have a number of devices in their own houses, the results from these devices are sent via telephone to the health care provider. It is a convenient way for patients to avoid travel and to perform some of the more basic work of healthcare for themselves.
In Northern Ireland, Health and Social Care Trusts are providing a telemonitoring service (Telemonitoring NI) to people who have been diagnosed with conditions such as diabetes, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and after stroke/transient ischemic attack (TIA).
The Patient and Client Council would like to understand the experiences of people who have or are currently using the Telemonitoring service and would be very interested to get your feedback. If you receive this service, have received it in the past, or know of someone who has, we would like to hear your views. This is an independent study and your feedback will be treated confidentially and therefore your details will not be passed on to the providers of this service. If interested, please contact Deepak Samson or Dr. Avril Craig on 0800 917 0222 or 028 90 321230 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.