Matt, alongside Divisional Medical Director Dr Jo Emmanuel, was also a winner of the Medopad Greatest Minds in the NHS Competition, which asked NHS clinicians to submit ideas to transform patient care pathways, improve standard of care or kickstart new clinical research with the use of Medopad’s app platform.
Live More has now been made the basis of an app, to be offered to Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) patients.
The app presents an opportunity to support patients through lifestyle change, connecting patients with sport, while tracking their activity levels and mood.
Within CNWL NHS Trust, Matt has utilised a health & wellbeing grant to improve exercise equipment on the wards at St Charles Hospital, so that staff can regularly exercise alongside patients.
Bethan Davies, activities coordinator on one hospital ward, said: "What made the most impact on the patients’ lives is how the gym gave them a reason to wake up. Unlike the other groups, there is progression in the gym and mental reward that comes at the end of the session."