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The University of Sheffield

9 Mappin Street

Sheffield University

Sheffield

S1 4DT

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Digital Health Workshop: Helping patients to use technology to manage their health


We are running a half day training session for NHS health professionals who want to learn how to better support patients to use technology to manage their health.

The training is not highly technical or about learning the latest gadget. It’s about using the opportunity to enhance healthcare for our patients using technology that is already out there.

It’s an interactive session – you won’t be ‘talked at for hours on end’. Instead, you’ll work in small groups to share, listen and better understand how we can remove barriers that prevent people using technology to manage their condition.

By the end of the training, you will have some new ideas and practical steps that you can take away and share with your team.

What do we mean by ‘technology’?

That’s an important question, because technology means different things to different people. For this session, it’s anything that a patient could use to improve their daily life, from text messaging to tablets.

Who is it for?

This training session is for any healthcare professional who works with patients that manage a long-term condition. You don’t need to have lots of experience with technology. Just come with an open mind and be ready to share your thoughts.

How will it work?

The session will be organised around five key themes.

  1. Language We’ll look at how the way we talk about technology and how it can be hard to understand, especially for patients. Then we’ll see if there are any opportunities for you to make language around technology clearer for everyone.

  2. Real examples – One of the best ways for you to understand the possible benefits of technology for your patients is to see it in action. You’ll see and hear from patients and clinicians who will share their stories.

  3. Peer support – Consistent care comes from teams supporting each other and sharing what they know. You’ll identify ways that you can take what you gain from the session and pass it on to your colleagues.

  4. Myth busting There are a lot of myths around technology that make using it seem daunting. We’ll talk about some of those myths and think about how you can reassure your patients.

  5. Barriers – There are often good reasons why people fear or avoid technology. We want to talk to you about those barriers and share ways you might be able to overcome them with your patients.

What will you get out of it?

This training will contribute to your CPD and help you think about how technology can play a role in your clinical post. You’ll also go away with clear advice on how you can share what you have learned with your colleagues.

There are 15 places available for each of the workshops. The dates and time for each are as follows:

  1. Friday 8th December - 12:30pm to 3:45pm
  2. Thursday 11th January - 12:30 to 3:45 pm
  3. Thursday 8th February - 09:20am to 1:00pm

If you register to attend and but are unable to join us, we ask that you let us know on hello@goodthingsfoundation.org or call us on 0114 349 1666 so that we are able to offer your place to another colleague.

Lunch will be provided on the day.

The venues are well-served by public transport and the nearest car parks are Q Park on Rockingham Street www.q-park.co.uk/parking/sheffield/q-park-rockingham-street or Devonshire Green, Fitzwilliam Street, S1 4JL.

This training is supported by the South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw NHS England Test Bed www.ppptestbed.nhs.uk

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The University of Sheffield

9 Mappin Street

Sheffield University

Sheffield

S1 4DT

United Kingdom

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