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Information Prescriptions live on "RECAP Health" pilot

Patient Information Online (PIF) is a partner in the launch of a digital product - RECAP Health, which will allow healthcare professionals to send patients direct links to resources from the Country's leading patient support groups.

RECAP Health is a partnership between Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Health2Works. Diabetes UK has joined the partnership by providing our Information Prescriptions to the library of resources. Asthma UK, Alzheimer’s Research UK, Crohn’s and Colitis UK and Parkinson’s UK have also provided information and resources to the pilot which runs for six months (1 June – 30 November 2018).

“In a nutshell the RECAP system is a digital patient information distribution and impact measurement system. Clinicians can efficiently ‘prescribe’ patient information. Patients become better informed and better able to manage their health effectively. Trusts see extra quality and efficiency gains and are able to measure the impact of the information provided on a patient’s ability to self-care effectively,”

Steve Pashley, RECAP Health.

Sophie Randall Project and Partnership Manager at PIF added “Timely access to high-quality, accurate, evidence-based healthcare information provides a robust platform from which patients and healthcare professionals can engage in a shared partnership to improve health outcomes. Barriers to providing and signposting to information include lack of resources within Trusts, lack of a defined process and leadership for patient information, lack of storage space and information stands, infection control and governance issues. This means that awareness of patient support groups among people with long-term conditions can be low, denying them access to much needed information and peer support, fundamental to successful self-management. We hope this pilot will change that."

For more information on RECAP Health visit the RECAP Health website.

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