Partnership puts patients in the driving seat

Published: 1-Mar-2022

Kinetik Wellbeing and Monitor My Health join forces to provide home blood tests kits for patients in Devon and Exeter

Kinetik Wellbeing has joined with Monitor My Health to provide blood test kits to empower individuals to better monitor their health at home.

Monitor My Health is a not-for-profit venture launched by the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust to provide an easily-accessible, safe, and regulated service that promotes disease prevention and wellness.

Thanks to this collaboration, people with health concerns, or who simply want to learn more about their health, can have their blood checked by NHS labs.

Tests include a COVID-19 Vaccine Immunity and Antibody Test, a Full Screen Test (including diabetes, Vitamin D, cholesterol, and thyroid), and a Healthy Heart Test, among others.

And results are available via a personalised online portal within 24-48 hours of the sample being received by the laboratory.

Since the pandemic there has been an increased interest in home testing as people have become more pro-active with monitoring their own health.

But, with many online providers it can be hard to know who to trust.

The collaboration between Monitor My Health and Kinetik Wellbeing means that people can get quick and reliable test results with the confidence that comes with using a service from the NHS.

“I am on medication and like to keep a regular check of my hormone levels using Monitor My Health, especially as it is a service run by the NHS,” said Jill Williams a Monitor My Health user.

“I used their kits before the pandemic, but the service has proven even more valuable throughout lockdown.

“If I have noticed changes in my symptoms which the results confirm, I contact my GP to look at adjusting medication.

“From when I order a home pack, to receiving and sending back my bloods, it is very quick.”

Adrian Harris, the trust’s chief medical officer, added: “With the growth in public demand for online tests, we realised that we had the ability to provide a cutting-edge, safe, and reliable service in an unregulated market.

“These tests put patients in control through fast, accurate, NHS-approved test results, helping to identify health issues in order to try and prevent them getting worse.

“The Monitor My Health initiative is not-for-profit and money from commercial activity is re-invested into funding patient care in the trust.”

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