This multi-centred randomised controlled trial, led by
Professor Adrian Taylor, investigated the effects of adding web-based coaching (e-coachER) to an exercise referral scheme as a way to increase uptake and sustained health enhancing physical activity for patients with chronic physical and mental health conditions. The research was supported by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) South West Peninsula (PenARC) and resulted in a number of publications, such as the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity and the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The project has now been completed.
Health technology projects
Healthcare systems worldwide are striving for the ‘quadruple aim’ of better population health and reducing inequalities, improved experience of care, healthcare team well-being (including that of carers) and lower system costs.
Centre for Health Technology brings together a team with expertise not just across a range of technologies but in the barriers to digital transformation in health and social care.