If you live in Bradford District and Craven and have a long-term respiratory illness, often referred to as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) you could receive support through MyCare24 thanks to funding from the local health and care partnership and NHSX.
MyCare24 offers people with COPD support through an app, called Luscii or a paper-based version of the app. The app – digital or paper format – allows you to understand more about your health, recognise when you might be at risk of becoming unwell and helps ensure we can reduce the risk of you needing to be admitted to hospital. People using the app have access to a 24 hour support team that can be contacted remotely should you find it difficult to manage your health condition at home when your oxygen levels begin to deteriorate.
The MyCare24 service, led by the Digital Care Hub at Airedale Hospital and covering people from across Bradford district and Craven, is expected to be the largest of its kind across England.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a group of lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties. These breathing problems tend to get gradually worse over time limiting normal activities, although treatment and self management can help keep the condition under control.
If you have COPD and think you might benefit from using the smartphone app or the paper-based version, please speak to your GP. If you have an appointment or check-up already scheduled as part of the routine care provided by your GP, you can ask the health and care professional looking after you to see if the Luscii app and MyCare24 service would help you.