Introduction to Digital Transformation in Dorset

Our digital vision is that we commit to delivering the right information to the right person, in the right place and at the right time.

Follow the link below and watch the Our Dorset Digital video to discover more about the role of digital in healthcare.

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Long Term Condition Supported Self Management

To deliver personalised digital health support for patients with long term conditions we are deploying a suite of apps from providers such as My mHealth and Omron. This looks to improve management of patient’s condition through access of education modules, self-management plans, symptom scores and disease progression among other benefits.

Please find below more information relating to each disease area and the support/education available to Primary Care Teams.

myCOPD – powered by My mHealth

myAsthma – powered by My mHealth

myDiabetes – powered by My mHealth

Blood Pressure@Home – powered by Viso App

Digital Health Huddles – Lead by our Digital Nursing Fellows

There are eLearning modules by MymHealth for extra support and guidance which can be found here.

Self-diagnostic and Screening – ACR by

ACR Testing at Home: The Minuteful Kidney Service

GP Practices are introducing a new service which allows people to carry out a urine test at home with a smartphone and a simple urine test kit, which will be sent to their home address.  The test results go straight on their medical records via the mobile App, saving them and their GP time.  

How does the service work?

Patients who meet the criteria will receive an invitation via SMS text from their GP Practice, offering them the new service, which is called Minuteful Kidney.  They will be able to opt in or out of the Minuteful Kidney service by responding to the text message.   

NHS Dorset’s partner,, provides the Minuteful Kidney service. Patients accepting the invitation will be sent a Minuteful test kit in the post.  Once registered, the person downloads the Minuteful Kidney App from the Apple store (for iPhones) or Google Play (android phones).  Anyone unsure about how to do this can contact their Practice to ask for help from a local Digital Champion.  

The service allows people who wish to do so to complete essential screening tests without needing to come into the Practice.  For anyone who does not wish to use the new service, your GP will continue to manage your care within the Practice.  

Patients self test using the kit and the Minuteful Kidney app, which guides them through the process.  Test results are seamlessly imported to the patient record in SystmOne via a secure NHS messaging protocol.

How easy is it to use the Minuteful Kidney kit and App?

Minuteful Kidney patient survey results, which patients complete at the end of the test within the smartphone application, have shown an overall 92% for ease of use. provides contact details for their dedicated patient support team on 020 7183 7939, who are there to help patients every step of the way if needed.  The team is available from 08:00 – 20:00 Monday to Friday and 11:00 to 15:00 on Saturdays, excluding bank holidays. Patients may also email 

Why has NHS Dorset commissioned the Minuteful Kidney ACR Testing Service?

The Minuteful Kidney service has been commissioned locally to improve the uptake of recommended urinary albumin to creatinine ratio (ACR) testing for people living with diabetes and/or patients living with hypertension.  It also reduces GP practice workload by shifting testing from the clinic to the home. 

To learn more about Minuteful Kidney:

For more information, please view the following videos:


For more on ACR self testing and other digital healthcare tools and technologies being introduced to support Dorset resgistens, NHS staff and frontline teams, visit the Our Dorset Digital website by following this link>>

Population Health Management

Population Health Management (PHM)  is helping us understand our current and future health and care requirements so we can tailor better care and support and provide more joined up and sustainable health and care services and make better use of public resources.

To understand more about Population Health Management please visit the PHM Academy website via this link: Click here to find out more >>


MJog provides a fully automated, multi-channel and interactive Patient messaging service, proven to achieve sustainable efficiency gains, and cost savings from innovative use of fast and effective digital communications. They are a leading provider or patient communications for health providers in the UK.

Find out more by visiting the Mjog website and the MJog YouTube channel or email the team at for more details.

For support, please email or raise a ticket here.

Digital Access to Services at Home (D@SH)

The Digital Access to Services at Home (D@SH) are running a fortnightly drop-in session open to all staff across the ICS. If you are interested in understanding the digital tools like the ORCHA App Library and the HCI Video Library that are openly available to the public, or the condition-specific resources such as Blood Pressure at Home that are being rolled out across Dorset, please join between 12:30 and 1pm on Thursday lunchtimes. Please email for the meeting link.

Digital Health Apps Library

Visit the App Library by clicking here>>>

The Digital Health App Library recommends apps that help with a wide range of health needs, from long-term conditions such as high blood pressure, asthma and COPD, to managing joint and muscular problems, to how to improve mental wellbeing.


Find out how George from Livewell Dorset, Louise Bell, Advanced Nurse Practitioner at teh Bridges Medical Practice, and patients Jenny, Luke and Paul, are using the App library and health apps to improve patient outcomes by visiting the Digital Health App Library on Vimeo.

Click here to view ORCHA Clinical Lead, Dr Tom Michelwright (GP), give an overview of the Health App Library and Digital Health Formulary.


We are continuing to work with the Dorset ICS delivery group to support the roll out of the Library across Primary Care. This will include supporting with access and training to maximise the opportunities.


Dorset Care Record

For more information about the DCR, training, resources and support please visit:

Please follow the link for the latest dates for this training: Click here to find out more >> 

If you have any questions, or any problems accessing this link, please email:

Additional Learning Resources

To access useful resources and further information, please visit our Additional Learning Resources page here.