Liverpool Community Health (LCH) has led one of the programme objectives to enable people to be supported in their community by a tailored package of health technology and monitoring and/or social/medical care, to reduce hospital admissions and visits to the GP. They have set up a central ‘hub’ in Liverpool, which is staffed by nurses and offers telehealth services to local residents. Once individuals have been referred to the ‘hub’ by their GP, they have telehealth equipment installed in their homes allowing them to monitor health conditions such as blood pressure, glucose levels or weight. Recordings are then monitored by hub staff, who can make referrals to the GP should intervention be required.
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