Royal Stoke University Hospital develops IPF app
Royal Stoke University Hospital have developed an app for their IPF patients.
Its 320 patients will be able to download myIPFcheck onto their mobile devices to tell their consultants detailed changes in their condition including breath or blood test results and drug side-effects.
They will then be given advice if there is any change in their symptoms.
Patient Pete Robinson, 62, says:
“When I was first told I had the condition, they said I wouldn’t survive two years and it would have been better if I had lung cancer. But because of a new drug I now hope to survive a decade.
“This app will be an absolute godsend for when I get worried about changes in the condition.
“It means you can go on holiday with peace of mind that you have the specialist with you, constantly monitoring things and in touch with you via your mobile.”