TERMS (Technology Enabled Remote Monitoring in Schools)

TERMS (Technology Enabled Remote Monitoring in Schools) is an exciting and innovative all-Wales
pilot study being conducted by a team in TEC Cymru, hosted by Aneurin Bevan University Health
Board (ABUHB).

This project is also being supported by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) Wales. Ollie John,
Manager of the RCP, said “We’ve been delighted to support the work of TEC Cymru into remote
monitoring. Importantly the work has been co-designed with young people, and it has the potential
to deliver a timely, efficient intervention.”

TERMS is a project which is piloting the use of remote monitoring, with a vision to bring health and
social care into schools to improve access to healthcare services. Remote monitoring is the ability to
monitor and manage aspects of patient health from a distance, through the use of technology. The
technology can collect information on measures such as blood pressure, heart rate, and weight.
We have recently secured the remote monitoring technology to undergo our pilot testing for this
project. We are now ready to begin testing user experience of the technology within schools and
clinical teams. This is a very exciting opportunity for schools to become involved in a pioneering
project taking place within Wales, to develop and improve NHS services.

The Principal Investigator, Alka Ahuja MBE has said: “We are delighted to receive the funding from
the Q lab (Health Foundation) for TERMS (Technology enabled remote monitoring in schools). The
introduction of remote monitoring for young people in schools has the potential to provide an
efficient service that saves time, reduces cost and reduces stress for young people, families and
clinicians while improving communication between health and education.”

Alka Ahuja is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and is the National Clinical Lead for the
Technology Enabled Care Programme. She was awarded an MBE in 2021 due to her work done on
video consulting during the pandemic.

Our Research Assistant, Vicky Daniels has said “this is such an exciting project to be involved in, it is
going to be ground breaking for many different services in Wales in supporting young people with
their physical and mental health.”

“The project is being fully evaluated, through adopting a phased, embedded approach to understand
the full impact that TERMS could have across Wales.” Said Gemma Johns, the Head of Research at
TEC Cymru. The research and evaluation approach that TEC Cymru follow can be found using this
link: https://digitalhealth.wales/tec-cymru/research/research-evaluation-framework

For updates as the project progresses, we have social media accounts that are updated regularly:
Twitter: @TERMScymru
Facebook: TERMS Cymru

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