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Thousands of patients to benefit from NHS At Home roll-out

Thousands of patients with cystic fibrosis and dozens recovering from coronavirus are being given devices and apps so that medics can monitor their condition remotely, as part of the NHS drive to give more people connected, supported, personalised care in their own homes.

People with cystic fibrosis (CF) are among those classed as at extreme risk from the coronavirus and have been advised by the government to follow specific shielding advice.

From this month, NHS England will help patients cystic fibrosis aged six years and over to be given a spirometer to measure their lung capacity, and an app that lets them share this information with their doctor. More…..