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Stigma: an unmet public health priority in COPD
A group of researchers in Manchester and Watford (UK) published an important article on the negative impact of stigmatisation often suffered by people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The article reminds us that as many of 1-in-5 people with COPD have never smoked tobacco. COPD is in fact multi-factorial in its cause, while acknowledging […]
Posted on June 30, 2021
Latest guidance from GPs about using pulse oximetry to help if you catch COVID-19
If your SpO2 falls between 88-92% you should go to A&E immediately.If your SpO2 is usually lower than 95% and you have the virus, ANY drop in Sp02 is a cause for concern and you should seek help immediately.
Posted on January 12, 2021
The changing face of cardiac rehab: How health technology has improved the way cardiac patients access vital rehabilitation services
16th November 2020, St Ives Cambridgeshire: Aseptika, a Cambridge-based healthcare business, has developed an innovative remote monitoring system for cardiac rehabilitation patients. This system has been awarded a “Highly Commended” in the Selfcare Forum awards for 2020. The system, called Active+me REMOTE Cardiac Recover, is a cardiac recovery service delivered remotely in partnership with cardiac […]
Posted on November 16, 2020
Taking Cardiac Rehab Online during Lockdown
How Addenbrooke’s Hospital continued to deliver rehabilitation for cardiac patients using Active+me during the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients enrolled on the Active+me cardiac rehabilitation pilot were able to complete the programme without face-to-face contact. When the coronavirus pandemic forced hospitals to deliver services differently, a cardiac rehabilitation pilot being run at Addenbrooke’s Hospital quickly adapted to […]
Posted on September 14, 2020
Coronavirus: Helping GPs with vital signs monitoring at home supporting online and telephone consultations
GPs are now seeing just seven in every 100 patients face-to-face because of the coronavirus outbreak, following a marked shift to online and telephone appointments across England. Last year fewer than 1% of appointments were conducted by video link, and 80% were in person. Social distancing and the need to protect NHS staff has changed […]
Posted on April 16, 2020
Latest Case Studies
Colin getting control of his life back
“I want to be at the centre of my recovery, not being told what to do by a doctor all of the time", Colin said, who is living with incurable cancer.
Northamptonshire County Scouts World-Walk Adventure
In a World’s first for the Scouting movement, groups of Scouts walked in teams of 10 to Nyeri in Kenya – to the grave of Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scout movement – without leaving the County.
How exercise can transform your life
I have previously written openly in this blog about my struggle with anxiety and the multitude of benefits running has had, both on my life in general, and on my mental health.
7 Miles – in 7 Days – in 7 Countries
One of the Activ8rlives regular walkers, has started an amazing Adventure and we are going to walk the route between her walks on Activ8rlives.
Dot Makes 4
As, you may already know, my husband and I are competing in a weight loss challenge, The Biggest Loser and I love my gadgets (my brothers and sister call me a geek!), so I'm very excited that I'm lucky enough to try out Activ8rlives' new Body Analyser Smart Scales :)