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Overview

Benefits of smarter care

Be prepared every day

Easily upload, access and share your personalised action plan.

Reduce symptoms

Improve and master inhaler technique with short training videos

Never miss a dose

Stay on track and get maximum benefits with medication reminders

Take control

Track your asthma symptoms and peak flow to know if changes are needed.

Avoid triggers

Stay healthy and avoid asthma triggers with air quality and pollen alerts

Be ready if things get worse

Quick access to emergency instructions for asthma and anaphylaxis

Improve skills, knowledge and confidence

Manage your asthma better with regular bitesize learning

Get the right help at the right time

Connect with peers and experts for support, via Asthma & Lung UK

Everything in one place

Podcasts

Latest podcast

Show Notes

Monica Fletcher OBE is a distinguished respiratory health expert, who has innovated all her career, be that here in the UK or further afield in Bangladesh and China. With a career spanning over three decades, Mon has made a massive and significant contribution to the field of respiratory health.
She joined Dom Burch and Saira Arif on the Up, Up and Away podcast to discuss her career, digital health, and global health initiatives. Fletcher, an honorary research fellow at the University of Edinburgh, shared how her career in nursing, driven by passion and serendipity, evolved into a focus on respiratory health. She emphasised the critical role of digital transformation in healthcare, highlighting the importance of integrating data and technology to improve patient outcomes.
Fletcher advocated for involving patients from the inception of digital health solutions, ensuring their practical implementation and acceptance. She stressed the need for intuitive, user-friendly designs that engage both patients and healthcare professionals. Drawing from her international experience in countries like Bangladesh, she underscored the universal healthcare needs and the potential of mobile technology to bridge gaps.
Addressing health inequalities, Fletcher suggested that enabling patients who can use digital tools to manage their health frees up resources for those requiring in-person care. She proposed creating online communities for patients, allowing them to support each other privately, especially younger individuals who may not want to discuss their conditions openly.
Fletcher also highlighted the urgent need for systemic changes in asthma management in the UK, advocating for new commissioning models and the adoption of wearable devices and early detection methods.
Motivated by a desire to make a difference and innovate, Fletcher encouraged listeners to maintain a clear vision and resilience in their efforts to improve healthcare.
Her insights offer a roadmap for leveraging technology and community engagement to enhance health outcomes globally.

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User testimonials

Portable

“As an asthmatic in the last two years I’ve been to A&E twice and if I’m having trouble breathing I can take my phone out and say look at this plan. That would be really handy. The name as a Digital Health Passport is exactly it - you can travel around with it and use it as and when you enter into a service.”

Saira DHP User

Good look and feel

“The look and feel is really good - not just a boring NHS App and the interactive background is especially good for younger users.”

Lucy DHP User

Simple to use

“I really liked it because it was simple to use.”

Jared DHP User

Helps independence and self-monitoring

“We are always trying to encourage Alice to look after her asthma herself and it helps her be independent…..really great as she has been discharged from hospital and the app helps her monitor her asthma and she lets us know how she is getting on.”

Susan, Alice's Mum DHP User

Knowing my asthma level

“Easy to log onto and good to know what level my asthma is at - knowing if I need to wear a coat or hat is really good.”

Alice DHP User

Information in one place

"Really useful when patients come back into clinic recording peak flow rather than paper is a real positive. The links are really good - one patient this morning had poor inhaler technique and having additional information that they access in one place is really useful."

Jane Asthma Nurse, St Bartholomew Hospital, London

Life saving

"This app is just brilliant and life saving."

Anne Marie Asthma Nurse, St Bartholomew Hospital, London

Spacer benefits

"When my Asthma Nurse first told me about spacers, I was sceptical. But I am so happy about the device, all the medicine goes where it should go. There is also one for children to use. Since using the spacer I have noticed a massive improvement with my Asthma and my peak flow. If you haven't got one, then speak to your GP or your Asthma Nurse, because this unit is a must to have, and anyone can use it."

Anthony DHP User - feedback following Health Hacks email

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