Vinehealth and Cancer Research UK form partnership to help people living with cancer
Vinehealth and Cancer Research UK (CRUK) have formed a partnership to support people living with cancer, to support them in managing, tracking and understanding their care through the Vinehealth digital app.
The app has been co-developed with both NHS oncologists and cancer patients with the aim of helping patients to feel more confident and in control. From the clinician perspective, it is hoped that by providing them with better data, they will feel supported to make “more timely and personalised decisions”.
The app enables people to record side effects and symptoms and facilitates communication with their care team to keep them up-to-date with how their patients are getting on.Alongside this, patients will receive reminders about appointments and medication, in addition to information on how to manage treatment and lifestyle issues.
CRUK’s library of expert information is also easily accessible to patients within the app
Dr Julie Sharp, Head of Health Information at CRUK, stated: “Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and can bring about so many questions, so it’s really important that people affected by cancer and their families are able to access high-quality information to help navigate this. We are delighted to be able to work together with Vinehealth to help reach even more people with our vital information, which covers all aspects of cancer including diagnosis, treatment, clinical trials, and coping with the disease.”
Georgina Kirby, Co-Founder Vinehealth, added: “We have seen firsthand the power that technology has to support patients remotely, which in the current climate is vital. Vinehealth delivers thoughtful technology that delivers value for people living with cancer.”