Covid Recovery

Improve your clinic’s management of patients by tenfold compared to traditional therapies, and increase capacity without compromising on outcomes.

Source: Barts Health, 2021

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    Co-created with experienced clinicians and researchers at UCL, Barts Health NHS Trust, UCLH, CNWL and The Royal Free, Southampton University and Exeter University.

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    Used in over 30 NHS Trusts and multiple ICBs

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    Recommended and endorsed by NHSE and in the NHS Long Covid commissioning guidelines

  • Patients

    Helping over 8,000 patients

  • Continuously updated

    Live since Aug 2020 and constantly updated in response to feedback

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    After 30 days, 64% of patients are using the app at least once a week*

  • Funded by two NIHR grants

  • Winner of the ‘Excellence in Patient and Public Involvement in Transformation and Innovation’ at the 2022 AHSN Innovate Awards

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In the UK there are more than two million patients with Long Covid and over 100 million worldwide. Research has shown that many patients have: not recovered after 7 months, not returned to their previous productivity levels, and continued to experience symptoms.

Living With Covid Recovery provides sector-leading support to Long Covid patients, and enables clinics to increase the number of patients getting high-quality treatment, simultaneously and remotely, across all aspects of the condition. It is designed to be:

  • Cost-effective
  • Adaptable to your clinical pathway
  • Flexible to meet the needs of different clinic setups and resources

Features

The patient app

Among other things, the patient app is used by the patient to follow prescribed treatments, set goals, understand their condition and measure their progress. Features include:

  • Questionnaires to assess and monitor their recovery.
  • Diaries to track symptoms, energy levels and medications.
  • Programmes to guide their recovery.
  • A weight tracker to monitor their recovery.
  • A messaging service to send queries or concerns to their clinician.
  • A library of resources offering advice and support.
  • Library reading recommendations from their clinician.
  • Goal setting and push notifications to aid self-management.
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The clinician dashboard

The clinician can use their dashboard to assess, monitor and track a patient’s symptoms and progress. The clinician can also adapt the care of each patient when needed and optimise their interventions. For instance, they can:

  • Set exercises and tasks for the patient to complete.
  • Monitor a patient’s recovery through reading their diary and recorded symptoms.
  • Message the patient with advice, instructions, updates and key information.
  • Recommend library articles to patients.
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The carer web app

The carer web app enables family and friends to help support patients remotely. They can:

  • See if the patient has forgotten to do a task.
  • See when the patient’s next appointment is.
  • Remind the patient to do exercises and tasks prescribed by their clinician.
  • Message the clinician.
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The 3rd party dashboard

The 3rd party dashboard allows the management of multiple clinics and access to aggregated and anonymised data. This is:

  • To ensure patients’ are optimising their usage of the app.
  • To enable clinics and clinicians to see where their patients’ most pressing needs lie.
Living With patient engagement report

Living With offers 3 different and complementary Long Covid rehabilitation products which are housed in the same app. They can be used individually or in combination depending on the patient’s needs.

Assessment only

A full range of outcome measures for assessing/triaging a patient before “treatment”.

Covid recovery app

Full product

Enables clinics to provide higher-risk patients with personalised treatment programmes.

Self-management

A reduced product without messaging and designed for lower-risk patients.

Results and Feedback

A significant number of patients continue to have a high-symptom burden for many months after their acute COVID-19. This product is providing a more efficient way for clinicians to manage patients remotely and asynchronously. It is allowing successful triage according to symptoms and identification of patients who need more specialist support.

Service evaluations and feedback reveal that clinicians most value:

  • The efficiency of the platform and how it enables good quality care.
  • The reduction to 2 or 3 minutes per patient, per week.
  • How the patient app promotes MDT learning.
  • The ability to take a proactive approach to spot imminent “crashes” and intervene early.
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Clinician feedback

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Patient feedback