If you are living with a long-term condition such as heart failure or COPD, you will know that sometimes life is not easy. Closercare is a service which helps to monitor certain vital signs, and helps you to manage your health

Closercare includes the use of a smartphone and some monitoring equipment* which allows you to take your readings, such as blood pressure, temperature, oxygen levels and/or weight from the comfort of your own home.

You can also answer questions on the device about how you feel that day.

A healthcare professional will receive and review your information on a regular basis.

*Devices are provided as part of the service and remain the property of the Closercare service, by MSD. All devices, the smartphone and monitoring equipment must be returned at the end of the service.

Some of the possible benefits from Closercare include:

  • Closer monitoring of your vital signs than normally possible at home.
  • Additional support from the Closercare Team to your normal NHS Care.
  • Help to develop your understanding and knowledge of your condition and ability to self-care.
  • Reducing the risk of an emergency admission to hospital.

Please note that Closercare is not used to replace emergency services, but provides routine monitoring of your condition at home which will help NHS staff to act earlier to try to reduce the chance of a serious medical event.

For further information

Click here for MSD UK Website

Click here for Closercare website