East of England Asbestos Patient Support Group and other leading cancer charities have joined forces with Your Health Companion, a free, digital app that allows patients to keep track of your symptoms, quality of life, experience of care and costs in one central, secure place. At the same time, driving research into new treatments and better care.
When living with cancer, knowing what impact the disease is having on your life is essential if you are to receive the best care possible. The Companion works like a private, diary, that enables you to record how you are feeling, quality of life and symptoms, your experience of the care you receive and keep track of expenses connected with your care. By enabling you to keep an accurate record in one place, across time, you are better equipped to monitor changes in your health and wellbeing and able to communicate accurately with healthcare professionals, so together you can better understand how to manage the illness and symptoms.
We are dedicated to supporting research, by using Your Health Companion you will help drive advancements in treatments and medicines by providing real-world evidence: what it is really like living with the disease.
Across the UK, existing cancer registries routinely collect information about every single cancer patient and use it to help doctors and healthcare teams decide on the most effective treatment. However, what is lacking is the ‘patient voice’ – YOUR voice.
Developed in collaboration with DaSH Global, a leading real-world evidence company, the Companion app is underpinned by validated research instruments called Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs). Anonymous data collected by Your Health Companion sits alongside national clinical datasets to create a real world research platform that helps inform research and in order to make fully informed decisions on how to improve standards and treatments.
We are asking our members to download Your Health Companion to help them be informed and help drive change together.
Find out more www.health-companion.me