NHS Innovation Accelerator
Simon is an innovation and respiratory consultant at Portsmouth Hospital and he specialises in utilising mobile technology to provide patients with sophisticated health support information, and clinicians/organisations with tools to manage their populations more effectively. Simon is one of the leads for MyCOPD, one of the four NHS Innovation Accelerator programmes, which educates and empowers patients to take more control of their own care. MyCOPD brings significant improvements in inhaler use and raises the currently low levels of compliance with treatment. Local healthcare providers and CCGs can use the platform to monitor exacerbation burdens in real time, and review potential inequalities in health care to more effectively plan support services.