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Digital assessments extended to Ophthalmology patients

In addition to our Heart Function Service, suitable Ophthalmology patients are now able to use Digital Assessments to keep their healthcare team informed about their health in-between appointments.

Patients with Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) will receive a text message or email with a link to a Digital Assessment form to answer questions about their symptoms, physical health and quality of life.

The patient’s medical team will be able to review the information provided in the Digital Assessment, allowing them to check on progress and understand their patient’s health in-between appointments.

The link in the text message and email is trustworthy and delivered by DrDoctor, a service accredited to the highest standards set by the NHS for protecting the healthcare information of UK citizens.

The information provided will be stored securely within the patient’s record.

Dr Phil Kloer, Deputy Chief Executive and Medical Director at Hywel Dda UHB, said: “Following its successful introduction to patients under the care of our Heart Function Service, we are pleased to be able to extend this easy to use service to our Eye Care Services.

“Digital Assessments do not replace medical care. The information provided through this secure platform will provide regular monitoring of symptoms at home to help us better understand your health and make the best use of the time spent with your clinical team.”

If your doctor or nurse has identified someone as suitable to use Digital Assessments, they will receive a text or email asking them to complete the online form in-between appointments.

It is important that we have your correct mobile number, full name, postcode, date of birth and email so you can log in to complete your online form. If you need to update your contact details please phone us on 0300 303 9642.