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Genie set for launch

27 March 2017

An online tool designed to help people to manage their long term condition is being launched in Winchester this month.

GENIE has been developed over a number of years by researchers based at the University of Southampton and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (CLAHRC Wessex).

The web based program works by connecting people to the activities and resources in their local community. During its pilot phase on the Isle of Wight it was shown to reduce the frequency and severity of relapse. This helped reduce pressures on acute and emergency services as well as GPs. The main benefit was that it helped people with a long term condition stay healthier, and allowed them to get involved in activities they really enjoyed.

On Wednesday 29 March 2017, commissioners, academics, charities and clinicians will be able to see Genie at work and learn more about it.

If you would like a last minute seat email wessexclahrc@soton.ac.uk

You can also see more on the Genie website

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