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Digital technology making a difference on World Asthma Day

Today is World Asthma Day!

Over 72,595 people in Nottingham & Nottinghamshire are currently diagnosed with Asthma. Here’s an update on how Digital Notts is helping to help individuals alleviate and manage their asthma symptoms. With colleagues from across the ICS, we are concentrating on minimising the health inequalities gap for Asthma patients living in the most deprived areas.
Asthma Remote Monitoring update

Our Remote Monitoring project to support patients with Asthma has been running since August 2022. The project is based within the Mid-Nottinghamshire Place-Based Partnership, in collaboration with Kings Medical Practice in Mid Notts and Digital Notts, our digital transformation team for the ICB.

Free for all involved, the project helps to improve the patients’ understanding and their overall self-management of their condition. It also provides support for annual asthma reviews, reducing exacerbations and emergency admissions.

Using the NHS App and a digital remote monitoring platform (PKB), patients are encouraged to record their daily peak-flow readings in a personal Self-Management Plan. The plan also includes a small library of helpful information such as inhaler technique videos.

Positive outcomes for patients and practices

The impact of the Asthma Remote Monitoring project continues to have a positive impact across our system, as well as on the lives of the patients involved*.

  • A 12.5% reduction in the need for oral steroid prescriptions.
  • Five hospital admissions avoided which has saved nearly £8,500 and 4.0 bed days .
  • Supporting the reduction of NHS carbon emissions through the use of regular medications rather than SABA inhalers.

*Based on 34 patients at Kings Medical Practice.

Mostly importantly, patient well-being has improved, and activity levels increased. Patients are more confident and aware of their condition, reducing the number of visits to their practice.

Find out more by watching our video:

Remote monitoring is available for other GP practices to use across our ICB. For more information and to rollout digital asthma monitoring at your practice, contact or .