About Our Dorset Digital

Our Dorset is a partnership of health and social care organisations working together to deliver Integrated Care Systems.

myCOPD
The NHS App
Health & Care App Library
MyArthritis
BloodPressure@Home
Consult a Health Professional

Find out more about other digital services in available in Our Dorset

Our Dorset health and care video library
Dorset Care Record
Waitless App
My mHealth
Self-test for kidney disease trial

myCOPD

The myCOPD app can better help you self-manage your condition especially in light of COVID-19.

The app offers many different features including: education courses, inhaler videos, symptom tracking, medication diary, self-management plan.

If you have been referred to myCOPD by your clinical team, please watch these short videos to learn more about the platform and how using myCOPD helped Paul.

Visit the myCOPD website

Online health and care app library

Online health and care app library Apps and Digital Health solutions are growing as a natural part of the day to day management of health and care related conditions. This provides apps that are secure with your data privacy and have been proven in clinical safety to support you in your own home.

Visit the Health and Care App Library

The NHS App

Apps and Digital Health solutions are growing as a This enables you to check your symptoms and find help when you need it urgently with 111 online as well as links for health information. You can also view your GP medical record securely and order repeat prescriptions.

Download the app
Download the app
Find out more about the NHS App

Online consultations

Our online consultations are powered by the platform eConsult. This allows patients to submit their symptoms or requests to their own GP electronically, and offers around the clock NHS self-help information, signposting to services, and a symptom checker.

Find out more about eConsult

Online Video Consultations

Your GP or healthcare professional may offer you a video consultation as an alternative to face-to-face consultations. This can help make life easier for you by reducing the need to travel to clinic for appointments, saving you money and time.

  • 95% of patients would be likely to recommend video consultation to a friend or family member
  • 95% of patients found their appointment easy or very easy to access
  • 93% of patients felt that video consultation was an appropriate alternative to a f2f appointment
  • Over 50,000 video consultations have taken place in Secondary Care since March 2020.

“I’m really appreciative of the video consultation option. As my mother’s carer, it’s fantastic not to have to disturb her by taking her all the way into hospital. I hope this will remain an option, as it’s really brilliant for those of us who have internet access and enough IT skills to handle it.”

“Avoided perceived worries regarding Covid-19”.

“Although I wasn’t confident in my technology capabilities, the video consultation was really straightforward and helpful. Would definitely do it again rather than travel to hospital.”

“I have twins and taking them both to hospital is very difficult unless my husband takes time off work”

“I felt more [comfortable] to talk about anything as I was at home. I did not have the “whiteshirt” problem”.

    BloodPressure@Home

What is high blood pressure?

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension or raised blood pressure, is when your blood pressure, the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels, is consistently too high. Around a third of adults in the UK have high blood pressure, although many will not realise it. The only way to find out if your blood pressure is high is to have your blood pressure checked. High blood pressure, or hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms. But if untreated, it increases the risk of serious problems such as heart attacks and strokes. Persistent and untreated high blood pressure can increase the risk of several serious and potentially life-threatening health conditions.

Remote monitoring of people with high blood pressure

Dorset GP practices are running a trial funded by the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership, to provide blood pressure cuffs to a cohort of patients living with uncontrolled high blood pressure across Dorset, alongside an app that will support them to monitor their condition remotely. The programme team are working with GPs to identify the patients who would benefit most from joining this programme and whose health outcomes and life chances will be dramatically improved as a result. The objective is to inform how we manage these services in the future.

Learn more about high blood pressure
Find out more about this programme

Available support

We will be looking at working with health care professionals across Dorset to support with delivering this offer, training and educating patients on how to use the different technologies available to them.

Who is involved?

See which GP practices are involved

Our Dorset health and care video library

The library contains simple and engaging videos to help our patients access quality and assured health information, which have been developed and approved by NHS clinicians. These videos offer a practical alternative to written information and aim to help our patients take better control of their health, and provide education and support to manage long term health conditions.

Visit the Our Dorset health and care video library

My Arthritis App

What is inflammatory arthritis?

The term inflammatory arthritis describes a number of conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. These conditions are all caused by the immune system mistakenly attacking joints leading to inflammation which patients experience as pain, swelling and stiffness. The causes of these conditions are complex but they are relatively common affecting about 1% of the population. Almost all patients require long term medication to manage their condition with the support of a rheumatology team.

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Psoriatic Arthritis
Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ampersand’s MyArthritis App helps you to:

Available support

Patients interested in the app will be supported by their rheumatology team. Some features will only be available to Christchurch patients in the trial phase.

However, all patients are encouraged to download the app and we intend to support you in due course.

Download the app
Download the app