“I’m enormously proud of what has been created. It shows what can really be achieved when true innovation is embraced, and I cannot underestimate the dedication and commitment of the team at ICST and Professor Chris Davies, without whose expertise none of this would have been possible.”
Dr Simon Barry, National Respiratory Clinical Lead, NHS Wales
Full implementation at scale and pace is reached using implementation science software (ISS), outperforming traditional approaches by nine fold.
Published article from Dr Simon Barry, Respiratory Lead for Wales
Published article from Dr Simon Barry, Respiratory Lead for Wales.
ICST digital programmes reduce the burden on frontline services. Among regular users of the ICST respiratory apps, 36% reduce their visits to the GP, and 19% reduce their admissions to A&E, following improved wellness scores.
Detailing how ICST are supporting clinicians to provide the best, evidence-based care for their patients, The COVID toolkit was praised by the Chief Medical Officer in his 2021 “Protecting our Health” Report.
Minister for Health Eluned Morgan outlines the benefits the NHS Wales COVID Recovery app has brought to patients suffering from long COVID in her 2021 report on the Aferiad programme. The Long COVID app was a success of co-production with patients.