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Pilot for new patient and carer app

Recipient: Mr Giuseppe Garcea

Host Institution: University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Title: Pilot for new patient and carer app

Type of award: 2015 Clinical Pioneer Award

Funding: £23,058

Being referred to a pancreatic specialist team can be very daunting. Many people will have only limited knowledge about the pancreas and what to expect at appointments for investigations and treatments around pancreatic cancer.

The Leicester Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Specialist team recognise that modern technology provides lots of different options for patients and carers to access information. Therefore the Leicester team are developing an App to support patients and carers to access high quality information, to capture any questions they might have before their appointments and to track their own symptoms and pathway.

With support from the Clinical Pioneer Awards Scheme, the app is being developed to ensure that patients and carers find the app easy to access and use. If successful the team at Leicester hope it is a resource that can be rolled out across the UK.