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Recent media coverage of Liva Healthcare

 

Living Well Taking Control and Liva Healthcare team up in Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

London, April 2, 2019

Liva Healthcare and Living Well Taking Control (LWTC) have today been announced by NHS England as a joint provider in the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP). With Liva offering a digital service to complement LWTC’s face-to-face intervention programme in delivering diabetes and obesity prevention for the next five years.

Type 2 diabetes is one of the biggest healthcare challenges of our time. Diabetes and its complications cost the NHS over £10 billion every year to treat, with one in six patients in hospital now having diabetes. There is strong evidence that the onset of Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed in those at high risk through improved quality of diet, an increase in physical activity and successful weight loss.

 

Partnering for success

Building on their extensive combined experience, Liva Healthcare and LWTC have built a comprehensive and innovative service for pre-diabetic patients across the UK.

Liva Healthcare is an innovative digital health platform designed to tackle chronic diseases through changes in lifestyle and behaviour. The programme has been proven to halt and reverse Type 2 diabetes by helping patients change their lifestyle. Its platform supports patients in monitoring and managing their lifestyle with the help of a free, dedicated personal health coach.

LWTC is a Limited Liability Partnership between Birmingham-based social enterprise Health Exchange CIC and Exeter-based charity Westbank Community Health and Social Care. Each organisation has expertise in supporting individuals to change their lives by establishing new patterns of behaviour to improve their health and wellbeing. As a Community Interest Company and charity, LWTC is the only third sector provider in the Healthier You programme.

Liva and LWTC both participated in previous pilots of the Healthier You programme.

 

Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

The Healthier You programme was officially launched in 2016 to support people who are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The programme, which gives advice on dieting, exercise and healthy lifestyle, is being doubled in size over the next few years to treat around 200,000 people annually as part of the NHS Long Term Plan’s renewed focus on prevention.

The national roll-out of the programme sees traditional providers supported by digital partners, in order to reach those of working age who might otherwise struggle to attend face-to-face appointments. The combined Liva Healthcare and LWTC service will be provided free of charge to pre-diabetic patients through GP referral.

 

Face-to-face

The face-to-face service provided by LWTC consists of 13 sessions across nine months, each lasting between one-two hours (a minimum 16 hours in total). The core programme is structured and designed to facilitate peer-to-peer learning, with a maximum of 20 people per session which allows room for participants to bring a friend or family member that may be key to their experience.

Sessions will cover topics such as understanding the risks of diabetes, behaviour change techniques, healthy lifestyles and mental wellbeing. The face-to-face behavioural interventions will be delivered by locally recruited teams, utilising their local knowledge, skills and experience which to achieve the best possible health outcomes for participants.

 

Digital

Patients accessing the digital programme through Liva Healthcare will receive a dedicated coach for 12 months to help and assist them in achieving a healthier lifestyle. The digital behaviour change programme starts out with a personal face-to-face meeting between patient and coach. Throughout the year, the patient and the coach will have around 26 digital personal coaching sessions. The Liva coaching platform and patient app supports the patient with behaviour change tools such as smart goal setting and plans, lifestyle tracking, video communication and online peer-to-peer support to encourage participation and lasting lifestyle change.

Simon Pickup, UK managing director at Liva Healthcare, said:
“Liva’s strong results from the pilot of the digital stream of the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme proves just how important lifestyle intervention is to supporting those at risk of Type 2 diabetes. Technology facilitates these important lifestyle changes and makes any programme highly scalable.

A close relationship between health coach and patient through our platform can change lives. With our easy-to-use programme, patients will have direct ongoing contact with their personal coach, motivational tools and help from an online support group.”

Stuart Brown, service manager at Living Well Taking Control, said:
“We’re very pleased to be able to continue as provider of the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, helping those within the most deprived communities across England make changes for life. Our continued focus will be on delivering a local service delivered by local people designed to meet the needs of local communities.”

Professor Jonathan Valabhji, national clinical director of diabetes and obesity, at NHS England said:

“Around two thirds of adults and one third of children are now overweight or obese, driving higher and higher rates of Type 2 diabetes that we are now focusing huge efforts to address, as outlined in the NHS Long Term Plan.

“I’m delighted that our work so far in this area has been producing really positive results. This weight loss and glucose reduction is promising – we hope to help many more of those who are at risk of Type 2 diabetes to not get it in the first place.”

 

 

Digital health innovator Liva Healthcare gets investment from MIG, Santo Venture Capital and Digital Health Ventures

Copenhagen, March 15, 2019 – The European digital health company Liva Healthcare today announced an investment of eight million euro from three German venture funds, MIG (Munich), Santo Venture Capital (Holzkirchen) and Digital Health Ventures (Berlin).

The investment into the Copenhagen and London-based digital coaching and disease management company will boost Liva Healthcare significantly to scale up with existing clients, expand further geographically and continue its technological innovation. The three new investors acquire a significant minority stake in the transaction. Liva Healthcare is already backed by Danish Maj Invest.

Liva Healthcare’s digital platform is used by a broad range of healthcare organisations across Northern Europe to prevent and manage chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease through lifestyle changes. Among Liva’s most prominent customers since December 2017 are NHS England, which uses the platform to fight the obesity and diabetes epidemics. Also, several health authorities in Scandinavia have selected Liva Healthcare for disease management and patient education across a spectrum of lifestyle conditions.

In addition to working with public and private healthcare providers and payers, Liva Healthcare is also engaged with major global pharma companies. Here the innovative company is combining personal lifestyle coaching with medications to drive better and more sustainable outcomes.

Kristoffer From, CEO of Liva Healthcare explained: “This investment is rocket fuel for Liva Healthcare. It enables our ambition of expanding internationally and helping even more patients to prevent and manage their chronic conditions through personal coaching and lifestyle changes. We are looking forward to working with our three new German investors in driving further growth.”

MIG partner Sören Hein said: “We have been very impressed by the proven clinical outcomes and efficiency of Liva Healthcare’s platform. The platform is making it possible to scale personal coaching and health professional-centred disease management. Early successes with leading healthcare players show that Liva Healthcare is already in a special league. Clients recognise that Liva Healthcare offers a cost-effective solution with an attractive return-on-investment. We are thrilled to support the company financially in its growth ambitions, not least given the potential to work with major pharmaceutical firms to combine medicine with scalable digital coaching.”

Digital Health Ventures’ managing partner Guido Hegener explained the attraction: “The potential for Liva Healthcare is substantial, given the significant and growing population affected by obesity and type 2 diabetes. The company is helping clients reduce costs while at the same time helping patients improve their quality of life. The team behind Liva Healthcare is one of the strongest within digital healthcare we have seen yet. They have a proven track record, including founding and growing the respected and independent health information portal NetDoctor internationally.”

 

About Liva Healthcare

Liva Healthcare is a Copenhagen and London based company behind a leading digital coaching and disease management platform. The company was created by the Danish founders of the independent international health information portal NetDoctor.com, journalist Rune Bech and medical doctor Carl J. Brandt, together with the company’s CEO, Kristoffer From. Liva Healthcare employs 30 digital health experts. Among the company’s clients are NHS England, insurance companies like AXA and Skandia and several Scandinavian public health authorities.

 

About MIG

MIG is a leading Germany-based venture capital firm with more than EUR 1 billion under management. MIG‘s portfolio currently comprises 24 companies. MIG invests in deep-tech, lifescience and digital health companies with a focus on early-stage teams with global ambitions. The MIG partners are all entrepreneurs who actively support the development of portfolio companies. For additional information, visit www.mig.ag.

 

About Santo Venture Capital

Santo Venture Capital is the venture capital arm of the Strüngmann family office. The Family office has a wide-ranging network in the pharma industry. Santo is invested in leading European biotech companies, in addition to several companies in various other industries.

 

About Digital Health Ventures

Digital Health Ventures (DHV) is a venture capital fund focused on early-stage investments in digital health start-ups. It was founded in 2015 by Ulli Jendrik Koop and Guido Hegener, showing a track record including several European healthcare innovators. DHV’s mission is to build a sustainable digital health ecosystem with a focus on start-ups which will play a significant role in healthcare.

For further information

Liva Healthcare, Copenhagen: Rune Bech, +45 20289666, rb@livahealthcare.com
Milk & Honey PR, London: Kirsty Leighton, +44 7715503022, kirsty@milkandhoneypr.com

 

News Medical Life Sciences, October 9, 2018.

Liva Healthcare appoints Dr Roger Henderson to tackle Type 2 diabetes

Liva Healthcare, the digital health platform designed to tackle Type 2 diabetes, has appointed Dr Roger Henderson as UK medical director. Dr Henderson will be responsible for overseeing clinical governance of Liva’s Type 2 diabetes prevention and treatment program which is used by the NHS, leading insurers and pharmaceutical companies. In addition, Dr Henderson will be responsible for ensuring patient safety and advising on any clinical issues.

 

Press release, September 10, 2018.

 

Liva Healthcare enters Swedish healthcare market 

Liva’s digital health programme to be rolled out in region of Gävleborg

Liva Healthcare, the innovative digital health coaching platform for scalable lifestyle and disease management, today announces it has been awarded a large contract with the Swedish region, Gävleborg, north of Stockholm.

The contract marks further international expansion of the Danish company which is now operational in: Sweden, England and Denmark. In England, Liva is a provider in the digital stream pilot of the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme. In Liva’s home country, more than 20 per cent of Danish municipalities have so far implemented the Liva programme for patients with lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and obesity.

The Gävleborg region has a population of 285,000 and 18% of the population has BMI > 30, 4% above the national average. Over the next ten years, the number of diabetic patients in Gävleborg is expected to double. In order to tackle unhealthy lifestyles, nearly 40% of the population have indicated they need support to increase their physical activity levels, according to statistics from the region.

The new contract with Gävleborg will see Liva’s digital health programme being rolled out to diabetics throughout the region. Patients at risk of Type 2 diabetes, or who have Type 2 diabetes, will be able to use the Liva programme to slow down the development of the disease or even reverse it.

Liva Healthcare was founded by the entrepreneurs and founding fathers behind the international success NetDoctor, Rune Bech and Dr. Carl J. Brandt together with it’s CEO Kristoffer From. The company provides a digital health coaching programme to help diabetics reverse the disease through lifestyle change. Liva’s programme facilitates ongoing personalised health coaching through an intuitive app, building a strong bond between a health coach and a patient to help drive behaviour change. The programme is based upon nine to 18 months of continuous patient engagement to make new habits and behaviours stick. One health coach can typicaly manage up to 400 patients simultaneously without the loss of patient outcomes.

Kristoffer From, CEO of Liva Healthcare comments: “This is an exciting step for Liva, with Sweden now the third country we operate in. Since being selected by the NHS, the world’s largest healthcare provider, to help tackle Type 2 diabetes, we have received inquiries from all over the world. This latest development is part of our drive to become the world leader in the digital treatment of diabetes.”

 

 

News Medical Life Sciences, August 15, 2018.

Liva Healthcare announces appointment of Thomas Cooke as clinical services manager in the UK

Tom has a wealth of experience in lifestyle coaching and was previously the health and wellbeing program manager at AXA PPP Proactive Healthcare. Here he helped businesses implement solutions to inspire wellbeing and build a sustainable health culture.

Read the full article here.

 

 

Digital Health, August 10, 2018.

Dacadoo and Liva Healthcare collaborate on global health crises.

Digital health platforms dacadoo and Liva Healthcare have partnered up tin an effort to tackle growing global health crises.

The collaboration means both companies can offer a broader service to their corporate customers, such as payers and insurance providers.

Kristoffer From, co-founder and CEO of Liva Healthcare, said: “Liva’s scalable platform was designed as a lifestyle intervention tool to help prevent and roll-back chronic diseases.

Read the full article here.

 

 

Mobi Health News, August 2, 2018.

Digital health coaching company Liva Healthcare and employee health engagement platform dacadoo have announced a strategic cooperation that will offer their complementary services within a single package. This connected offering will be available in Europe, Asia, and the US

Read the full article here.

 

 

SLOAN Magazine, August 2, 2018.

It’s halfway through the year. Many of you might be looking back at what you had promised to do for your health when the new year rang in to find that little has changed. The promises you made to exercise more, eat a little healthier and drink a little less may have failed to materialise. If this resonates with you, you aren’t alone.

Read the full article here.

 

 

Home Health Technology News, July 30, 2018.

ZURICH, Switzerland & COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Digital health engagement platform provider dacadoo and Liva Healthcare, a digital health coaching platform provider, are collaborating to improve population health management.

Read the full article here.

 

 

PharmaTimes, July 26, 2018.

There are thousands of health and fitness apps freely available on the market today. They all do a decent job of helping motivated people become fitter and healthier.

However, many people will always need some extra motivation, especially to have long-term results, and that’s why we, and the NHS, recognise that an app alone, isn’t sufficient to change lifestyle behaviour. Research shows a personal relationship is needed.

However, it’s not cheap, or realistic, for the NHS to provide a face to face health coach to every patient in need of lifestyle interventions. That’s the challenge that Liva aims to provide a solution for.

Read the full article here.

 

 

News Medical Life Sciences, July 25, 2018.


Digital health engagement platform, dacadoo, and Liva Healthcare, the innovative digital health coaching platform for scalable lifestyle and disease management, today announce a strategic cooperation to help tackle growing global health crises. 

”The strategic cooperation of Liva and dacadoo’s complementary platforms will offer insurers a one-stop shop for managing and improving health and wellbeing of their customers.”

Read the full article here.

 

 

Ghp-news.com, July 19, 2018.

Type 2 diabetes is a vast, and growing, health problem for the UK. Almost 3.7m people have been diagnosed with diabetes in the UK, 90% which have Type 2 diabetes. Worryingly, if the current trend persists, over five million people, will have diabetes by 20252.

Initiatives have already been set up to trial digital health tools in the UK. The NHS last year launched its Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme. On this programme over 5,000 patients are expected to benefit as five different technology companies (including Liva Healthcare) provide digital health interventions. The digital pilot is testing a range of apps, gadgets, wristbands and other innovative digital products to see their impact on people at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The hope is that the programme will be rolled out nationally after the pilot to help drive healthcare efficiency and patient outcomes.

Read the full article here.

 

 

PharmaTimes, July 16, 2018.

The co-founder of NetDoctor and medical director of Liva Healthcare on how digital health could change patients’ lives.

The evidence is clear: Lifestyle interventions, relating to diet and exercise, are more powerful than medicine. In addition, research has shown that collaborative e-health solutions are the most effective.

Read the full article here.

 

 

Daily Express, June 24, 2018.

Diabetes type 2 could be reversed with more exercise, a GP has claimed.

Dr Carl Brandt, GP and medical director at Liva Healthcare said exercising for 50 minutes three times a week could restore normal blood sugar levels and reverse the condition.

“Being diagnosed with, or being told you are at risk of developing diabetes type 2 doesn’t have to be a life sentence of medication,” he told Express.co.uk.

“There is a wealth of research out there showing that making lifestyle changes such as improving your diet and increasing your physical activity levels can remove diabetes type 2 completely.”

Read the full article here.

 

 

Cover Magazine, June 5, 2018.

Ultimately digital health tools should be seen as an opportunity to implement cost saving disease management interventions.

Lifestyle management can be viewed as a treatment for certain illnesses and health insurers therefore have the opportunity to use digital health tools to halt or reverse a disease so it doesn’t progress to further complications and stop the cost flow of an ill patient.

Read the full article here.

 

 

Open Access Government, May 30, 2018.

Kristoffer From, CEO of Liva Healthcare and Simon Pickup, UK Managing Director at Liva Healthcare share their thoughts on why obesity is key to tackling the root cause of type 2 diabetes.

Read the full article here.

 

 

Open Access Government, May 1, 2018.

The emergence of personalised e-health care. CEO of Liva Healthcare, Kristoffer From, explains the emergence of personalised e-health care ans asks if e-health can close the gap between doctors and diabetic patients.

Read the full article here.

 

 

The Guardian, April 24, 2018.

From previous medical studies, it has been proven that the most important driver in long-term lifestyle changes is a strong and personal relationship based on trust. Be that with a GP, health professional or even friend or family member.

Let’s hope that the message is clear on what the healthcare system ought to do in the future to tackle pressing health concerns.
Dr Carl Brandt GP
Research Unit for General Practice, University of Southern Denmark

Read the full article here.

 

 

Channel 5 News, April 22, 2018.

 

 

The Press, April 20, 2018

Andrew Green from Sherburn, near Malton, said is one of the patients taking part, and said: “I went to the doctors for a check-up, including a blood test, and found that my blood sugar levels were steadily going up. Because of that, I wanted to put it right. The nurse recommended this new trial.

“That was six weeks ago and I haven’t looked back. I don’t want to be a diabetic and I want to get healthier. I want to bring my blood sugar down and being on the programme has changed my lifestyle. I’ve got to 50 and I want to keep going. Having a personal health coach has really helped me along the journey. It’s given me a helping hand in the right direction.”

Read the full article here.

 

 

Digital Health, April 17, 2018.

Kristoffer From, the company’s chief executive, commented: “Simon has a unique mix of skills, experience and contacts which are essential to Liva as we continue to grow the UK arm of our business.

“Our role in the NHS digital pilot is already proving how our hybrid model of human and digital intervention can be effective in preventing the onset of chronic diseases, such as diabetes.

“With Simon on board, we are now aiming to widen our presence in the UK through building new partnerships and launching new health prevention programmes with private insurance, pharma and public healthcare bodies.”

Read the full article here.

 

 

Open Access Government, April 17, 2018.

CEO of Liva Healthcare, Kristoffer From explains the emergence of personalised e-health care and asks if e-health can close the gap between doctors and diabetic patients

Read the full article here.

 

 

Ben Coomber Radio, April 17, 2018.

We often complain the NHS aren’t doing enough, but are they? What preventive healthcare initiatives are happening, and how are the scientific innovators trying to effect the nations health? I debate with Dr Carl Brandt on nutrition vs exercise and what is more important, how we change peoples behaviour around diet and health, the current impact of conditions like diabetes, the concept of prevention, the impact of Liva Healthcare, and much more. 

Listen to the podcast here.

 

 

Barking & Dagenham Post, April 17, 2018.

“We offer the programme to patients as an option and what seems to really draw them in is that the Liva programme enables a patient as an option and what seems to really draw them in is that the programme enables a patient’s blood sugar to be checked every three months versus the traditional route that only offers it once a year.

“Patients also like that it is a two-way commitment. They are not all giving, they get some back too – that is the key to success.”

Simon Pickup, managing director at Liva Healthcare UK, who have developed the app, said: “We are really pleased with how the pilot is going. It’s great to see the benefits patients are having by introducing lifestyle changes, such as watching what you eat and increasing exercise.

Read the full article here.

 


World Health Net
, March 23, 2018.

Intervention lifestyle platforms are going digital. Liva Healthcare digital lifestyle intervention platform designed to tackle chronic diseases has shown promise to reduce rates of Type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, which is a pilot scheme providing digital intervention to over 5000 patients who are at risk of Type 2 diabetes is going to be using Liva Healthcare as the provider for its digital stream.

Read the full article here.

 

 

Digital Health, March 23, 2018.

Digital tools deemed most effective when combined with a trusted relationship with a healthcare professional 

Research published in the BMJ Open has claimed that digital tools for long-term conditions such as obesity and diabetes are most effective when combined with a trusted relationship with a healthcare professional. The research, carried out at the University of Southern Denmark, involved with 10 participants who had previously taken part in an e-health tool, provided by Liva Healthcare, for a weight loss intervention study.

Read the full article here.

 

 

News Medical Life Sciences, March 13, 2018

An interview with Rune Bech, co-founder of Liva Healthcare, conducted by Alina Shrourou, BSc.

How prevalent is diabetes and why is it becoming more of an issue?

Diabetes is exploding at the moment. We’re going from roughly 380 million diabetic people in the world to around 600 million within the next 15 years.

Read the full article here here.

 

 

Digital health, February 22, 2018

Liva Healthcare aims to bring human touch to digital diabetes management

A healthcare platform that connects patients with lifestyle and disease management coaches is being trialled by the NHS as a possible means of preventing and managing diabetes.

Read the full article here.

 

 

Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation, February 14th, 2018

An NHS digital type 2 diabetes prevention programme has reported successful results in helping people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes make healthy lifestyle changes and lose weight.

Read the full article here.

 

 

BioPortfolio, February 1st, 2018

Digital lifestyle intervention platform shown to reduce rates of Type 2 diabetes

Liva Healthcare, a digital health platform designed to tackle chronic diseases, has released promising results on the effectiveness of digital interventions to help with weight loss and prevention of Type 2 diabetes.

Read the full article here.

 

 

News Medical Life Sciences, January 31st, 2018

Digital lifestyle intervention platform shown to reduce rates of Type-2 diabetes

Read the full article here.

 

 

Copenhagen Post, January 20, 2018:

New phone app developed to help diabetes-sufferers live a more healthy life

If you are a diabetic with type-2 diabetes, personal contact an advisor to get help on making the right choices to optimise your health.

Read the full article here.

 

 

Fab UK Magazine, UK, January 3, 2018

“Dr Carl Brandt, co-founder and medical director at Liva Healthcare, a digital healthcare platform, provides his top tips for those looking to make long-term behavioural and lifestyle health changes in 2018.”

Read the full article here.

Top Tips for long-term lifestyle changes in 2018

 

Ideal Magazine, UK, January 2, 2018

5 ways to make long term behavioural lifestyle changes

Drunk too much during the festive season? Said things and done things you shouldn’t? Over indulged and under performed? Well, you wouldn’t be human if you bid farewell to 2017 with zero regrets. So many of us are in the same boat in wanting to change our habits and routines in the new year, so we’ve asked Dr Carl Brandt, co-founder and medical director at Liva Healthcare, a digital healthcare platform, to share his top tips for those looking to make a positive change in their lives. So, here are 5 IDEAL ways to make long-term behavioural and lifestyle changes in 2018.

Read the full article here.

5 IDEAL WAYS TO MAKE LONG TERM BEHAVIOURAL & LIFESTYLE CHANGES IN 2018

 

Edelman Magazine, UK, December 4, 2017

“Focus on behaviour change elevates the Digital Health conversation beyond interface design, flavours of machine learning, or monthly active users. Doing so naturally addresses all these areas whilst keeping the end user front of mind.”

Read the full article here.

 

 

MobiHealthNews, November 22, 2017

UK invests in digital diabetes prevention: The National Health Services recently announced that Public Health England and Diabetes is teaming up with tech companies in a pilot program to provide resources for individuals fighting obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

Read the full article here.

 

 

Telehealth & Telecare Aware, November 22, 2017

NHS England, Public Health England, and Diabetes UK launched a pilot, announced on World Diabetes Day on 14 November, to test various digital health approaches to controlling obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

Read the full article here.

 

 

Hull Daily Mail, November 22, 2017

This new app can help Hull patients monitor diabetes. The Humber and Vale of York area is one of just eight places across the country selected to test drive new apps and digital gadgets, being run by Liva Healthcare, in the fight against Type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Read the full article here.

 

 

PharmaTimes, November 15, 2017

Health bodies test digital interventions for diabetes. Rune Bech, co-founder at Liva Healthcare, said: “It has been clinically proven in our native Denmark that lifestyle intervention can roll-back chronic diseases, such as type II diabetes. In some instances, patients will come off their medication entirely. The NHS is extremely forward thinking in pioneering this programme, the largest of its kind.”

Read the full article here.

 

 

WiredGov, November 15, 2017.

Thousands of people set to access diabetes and obesity prevention services through the touch of a button. More than 5,000 people are expected to benefit from a pilot project which will see five companies and eight areas of the country test drive a range of apps, gadgets, wristbands and other innovative digital products, which starts this month. Users will be able to access health coaches and online support groups as well as set and monitor goals electronically.

Read the full article here.

 

 

The Memo, November 14, 2017.

What NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK have actually announced is a six month trial of five innovative new healthcare businesses, each that can be tailored to diabetes prevention. In short: this is not a case of throwing trashy tech at patients and praying for positive results. As you can read here, the NHS knows that simply giving out Fitbit trackers doesn’t help people to lose weight. That’s exactly why it is working with a series of specialist online healthcare businesses.

Read the full article here.

 

 

Medscape, November 14, 2017.

Simon Stevens, CEO of NHS England. “This new programme is the latest example of how the NHS is now getting practical and getting serious about new ways of supporting people [to] stay healthy.” Patients in 8 areas of England will be recruited over the next 6 months and asked to trial different systems for a year.

Read the full article here.

 

 

Boots, November 14, 2017

“So much else in our lives is now about online social connection and support, and that now needs to be true too for the modern NHS,” says Simon Stevens, CEO of NHS England. “This new programme is the latest example of how the NHS is now getting practical and getting serious about new ways of supporting people [to] stay healthy.”

Read the full article here.

 

 

Digital Health, November 14, 2017

NHS pilot launched to help tackle obesity and Type 2 diabetes. One of the companies involved in the pilot is Denmark-based Liva Healthcare which will provide a platform to link up coaches with patients.

Rune Bech, co-founder at Liva Healthcare said through their programme patients will have direct ongoing contact with their personal coach, motivational tools and help from a support group.

Read the full article here.

 

 

HealthInvestorUK, November 14, 2017.

“Rune Bech, co-founder at Liva Healthcare, commented: “It has been clinically proven in our native Denmark that lifestyle intervention can roll-back chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes. In some instances, patients will come off their medication entirely. The NHS is extremely forward thinking in pioneering this programme, the largest of its kind.” Set up in Copenhagen in 2014 by the founders behind Netdoctor, and chaired by former minister of health for Denmark Carsten Koch, Liva will be supplying the pilot in two regions – Humber, Coast & Vale, and North East London. Its service, which has been adopted by 15 health authorities in Denmark, provides each user with a dedicated coach, starting with a face-to-face meeting and then providing personal coaching, lifestyle tracking and peer-to-peer support through an app.

Read the full article here.

 

 

Hitachi, November 14, 2017.

The Battle Against Diabetes and Obesity Goes Digital

Thousands team up to create touch of a button access to prevention services

NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK have teamed up with leading companies from the tech sector as the battle against obesity and Type 2 diabetes goes digital.

Read the full article here.

 

 

NHS England, November 14, 2017.

Thousands of people set to access diabetes and obesity prevention services through the touch of a button. Heathier You: The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme was officially launched last year to support people who are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. This new pilot offers similar support, assistance and guidance but through the use of the new digital interventions.

Read the full article here.