Digital Health Service

We can teach you how to make self-care easy with simple digital technology

Our Digital Health Service teaches people about how to look after their health at home, using really simple digital technology – from apps to digital health monitors.

We want to empower as many people as we can to feel ready, willing and able to take control of their own health and wellbeing using digital technology – and to help medical professionals use these tools to take care of their patients.

Our Digital Health Service team recruit and train up Health Activators – volunteers across Liverpool who help their friends and family, workplaces and communities use digital technology to help look after themselves better.

It’s like self-care relay: we train people up, they train up someone else, and the pattern of up-skilling continues.

We train people in how digital technology can help you to:

  • Stop smoking
  • Monitor your blood pressure
  • Send test results to your GP practice
  • Get fitter
  • Track your moods and keep an eye on your mental health
  • Lose weight

What are the benefits of working with us?

  • For employers:
    • Help your teams stay fit and well by empowering them to take better care of themselves with easy-to-use digital technology
    • Help reduce staff sick days through better self care
    • Help look after your teams’ wellbeing and promote self care
    • One trained person can pass their knowledge on to your whole organisation through their own networks
    • Training in digital health makes for a great development opportunity
  • For medical professionals (GPs, practice nurses, etc):
    • Stay up-to-date on the latest digital tools your patients can use to monitor their health
    • Reduce the likelihood of revolving door cases
    • Save time and money
    • Teach your patients ways they can use digital tools to take simple health checks – like blood pressure and blood glucose – at home and report the results to the surgery quickly and accurately
    • Learn about Florence, the simple digital technology you and your patients can use to help them report at-home test results to the surgery (such as blood pressure or blood glucose readings) and find out about ways you can send alerts to your patients when their readings need medical attention
    • Train your teams on PatientAccess

How to get involved

To find out more about working with our Digital Health team, contact our Digital Health service manager, Lee: lee.lewis@pss.org.uk