Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust has launched getUBetter, a new app designed to help patients with musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries and conditions manage their symptoms at home.
Created by clinicians in Emergency Care and checked by multiple GPs, physiotherapists and orthopaedic consultants, the app delivers evidence-based advice to patients so they have the right information to help them recover.
It can be used by anyone over 18 years and can offer help on all common muscle, bone and joint problems, including back, back and leg, neck, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle pain and soft tissue injury.
Dr Lalitha Iyer, chief medical officer at NHS Frimley, said: “We’re delighted to launch the getUBetter app for our local patients.
“The app is safe and easy to use, and provides a personalised recovery tailored to how the patient is feeling. This includes day by day and step by step guidance, exercises based on an individual’s stage of recovery and a symptom checker with advice to seek help when needed.
“The app does not replace the health service but works alongside it to complement and ensure patients get the support they need.”
A most muscle and joint problems can be self-managed without specialist treatment, getUBetter, which is currently used in a quarter of integrated care systems (ICSs) throughout England, can give patients the confidence to better understand their journey of recovery.
The app can be used by anyone who requires self-management support for a new, recurrent or long-term MSK condition, therefore it is suitable for around 80% of Frimley Health’s MSK patients.
Patients can access the getUBetter support tool here.
Resources are continuing to grow for MSK patients across the country. At the beginning of the year, we reported that Cognitant and Versus Arthritis have teamed up to improve access to information, advice and tools for patients with MSK conditions.
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