U.K. Quality in Care commendation for the PocketMedic film work 

02 Nov 2018

PocketMedic in collaboration with Dr Sam Rice of Prince Philip Hospital in Hywel Dda University Health Board was given a commendation in the Quality in Care Diabetes Awards 2018. Dr. Sam Rice is the DRU Cymru work package lead for Self management of Diabetes theme.

Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes recognises, rewards and shares innovative practice demonstrating quality in diabetes management, education and services for people with diabetes and/or their families, throughout the UK. Now in its seventh year, Quality in Care Diabetes helps to identify innovations and innovators, recognise their achievements and disseminate their innovative practice more widely across the NHS, charities and industry for the ultimate benefit of people with diabetes and/or their families and carers.

A Quality in Care award means an initiative has been recognised by the NHS, patients and industry as improving the quality of life for people living with diabetes. The judges said: "A very innovative idea to have films available on prescription! An excellent concept, well thought through from the patients’ perspective and well presented. These videos help educate and inform patients more effectively than traditional methods."

PocketMedic is a digital platform that allows clinicians in primary, secondary or community care, to send film-based prescriptions to patients to help manage their chronic disease. These can be watched on mobile phones, tablets or PCs. Over 30 films are now available for type 2, type 1, gestational and pre-diabetes, covering all aspects of diabetes care. They were recently incorporated into the National Direct Enhanced Service (DES) for Diabetes in Wales and are viewed by approximately 1,000 patients each month. Initial evaluation of the system demonstrated improvement in disease control as measured by HbA1c.  To watch the videos click here