Nuffield Health and Careology have joined forces to provide digital support to patients who are undergoing cancer treatment with the aim of improving the overall care experience.

The partnership will see Nuffield Health Derby Hospital connecting up to 50 of their patients, who are currently having cancer treatment, to the Careology app.

Via the app the selected patients will be able to monitor their health via digital tools as well as checking symptoms, vital signs and wellbeing measures.

Elisa Mills, interim quality lead for cancer services at Nuffield Health, said: “Using digital cancer care to better support our patients whilst they are at home, paired with comprehensive remote monitoring from our specialist cancer teams, will significantly enhance how we communicate with patients and enable us to personalise their experience. We believe this has the potential to provide a new standard of patient support in cancer care.”

Cancer care teams and health professionals will receive real-time insights through the patient-reported data and clinical questionnaires, such as holistic needs assessments. The app will empower care teams to provide a more personalised and connected patient experience and ultimately help to improve health outcomes.

Steve Winton, head of digital services at Nuffield Health said: “At Nuffield Health we understand the important role digital technology plays in healthcare. Providing greater visibility through ‘virtual wards’ supports how complex conditions, like cancer, are treated most effectively. We believe the digital cancer care technology Careology provides is truly best in class and will help us to better support our patients, clinical colleagues and hospitals.”

Paul Landau, founder and CEO at Careology, added: “We have been incredibly impressed by Nuffield Health’s proactive approach and its commitment to moving into the new digital age in healthcare. We are looking forward to closely collaborating as we deliver on our mission to create more ‘Up Days’ for everyone living and dealing with cancer.”

The Nuffield collaboration is the latest announcement by Careology who also teamed up with Macmillan Cancer Support for a similar partnership in January this year.