Digital technologies are helping the NHS and local partners to create healthier futures for local people.

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  • Using digital devices, we can now accurately monitor things like blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen levels of people in care homes. The readings can be sent automatically to a clinician to review.

  • Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. Find out how we are working with local communities to promote usage of the app and understand how it might benefit our patients.

  • The new NHS shared care record in the Black Country and surrounding areas. It will let the professionals who are directly involved with your care see relevant information about the care and treatment you’ve had across all services.

  • Black Country Connected is a programme to loan residents in the Black Country a Geobook laptop with an option to receive connectivity/wi-fi to give them access to the internet.

Future digital schemes coming soon include:

  • Adult respiratory virtual ward
  • Paediatric respiratory virtual ward
  • Blood pressure monitoring (hypertension)
  • Connected Towers