MyTailoredTalks wins prestigious digital health and care award
Innovative digital platform, MyTailoredTalks, has won the prestigious Holyrood Digital Health and Care Award for Technology Enabled Independent Living. This award recognises the creativity and innovation that continues to put Scotland at the forefront of the digital revolution.
MyTailoredTalks is the digital aspect of an individualised and easy-to-use Long Covid Pathway that helps people manage their condition day-to-day while providing feedback to their GP to help with ongoing care.
GPs and other clinicians can refer patients directly into Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland’s Long Covid support services and provide bespoke digital advice through the MyTailoredTalks app or web-based digital platform. This provides patients with personalised health information, before being offered 1-12 weeks support from a Chest Heart and Stroke advice line practitioner.
Thanks to joint funding from NHS Lothian Charity*, NHS Lothian and Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland, the Long Covid Pathway was piloted in Edinburgh in 2022, involving 36 GP practices and 173 patients, and will be rolled out to Midlothian in March 2023.
Jane Ferguson, Director of NHS Lothian Charity, said:
It’s great to see the difference that MyTailoredTalks is making to the lives of people who are living with Long COVID and I am delighted to see this recognised at the Holyrood awards.”
Mike Smith, 58, from Edinburgh was referred to the Long Covid Pathway by his GP and has found MyTailoredTalks useful and easy to use. He has also benefitted greatly from support from Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland and the Long Covid peer support group.
Listen to Mike talk about the benefits of the Pathway or find out more by visiting Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland’s website.