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With part-funding from the NIHR and School for Primary Care Research, researchers in the internationally acclaimed E-Health Unit at University College London have developed a digital health intervention that is successfully increasing uptake and reducing costs to the NHS.

Self managing type 2 diabetes to reduce the risk of heart disease kidney failure and premature death
Professor Elizabeth Murray, Director of the E-Health Unit

The UCL e-health unit has collaborated with NHS Alliance and ITN Productions to produce a short film celebrating innovation and new ways of working in Primary Care.

With the challenges facing Primary Care and the NHS more generally, including a larger and ageing population, budget constraints, and higher expectations of care standards, ehealth is recognized as a key component is achieving more for less.  The film features several of the interventions developed by the eHealth Unit including work in areas of alcohol, safer sex and diabetes. It showcases the HeLP-Diabetes Programme, which was developed by the eHealth Unit and implemented via Help-Digital, a Community Interest Company led by UCL, as a working example of how research has been practically implemented into CCGs to the benefit of the NHS and patients.

The short film can be viewed here: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/pcph/research-groups-themes/ehealth/news

For more information, contact Professor Elizabeth Murray (Elizabeth.murray@ucl.ac.uk) or Orla O'Donnell (o.odonnell@ucl.ac.uk). 

Elizabeth Murray, Director of the eHealth Unit and School training lead, has recently taken on the role of Head of Research Department of the Primary Care and Population Health Department.