ELAROS is pleased to announce that Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership (ICB) has adopted the digital C19-YRS to streamline its 5 PCS services in East Lancashire, Central Lancashire, West Lancashire, Fylde Coast, and Pennine Lancashire. 

The initial response from the Lancashire and South Cumbria Trust has also been very positive. Abi Campbell, the Clinical Service Lead has said

‘Lanarkshire have been so impressed with the capacity and capability the digital C19-YRS system brings to their Long Covid Rehabilitation Pathway. Since adoption, people with Long Covid have their initial screening  an average of three weeks faster, meaning they are triaged and added to the waiting list 3 weeks quicker. Administration report a 90% reduction in time spent supporting screening. Clinicians have easy access to questionnaires and summary reports with a 50% reduction in the time taken to triage each person.


Most importantly, our people with Long Covid on the pathway are spending less time and precious energy to complete the questionnaires. They have access to their own data and can track their own progress – this supports shared decision making regarding care planning thus really helping the pathway optimise person-centred care. People with Long Covid also have easy access to evidence-based self-management information and advice.


The platform is intuitive to use for all concerned and there are multiple options for people who may have issues with digital access and literacy. There has been ample opportunity to tailor the platform to the needs of our service – changes have been quick and well-supported.


On a population level, the data the system generates is crucial to build an understanding of the needs of people with Long Covid and evaluate whether our pathway is having an impact. This in turn informs the strategic direction of support for people with Long Covid in Lanarkshire, and across Scotland. The import and potential of a national dataset for Long Covid in Scotland cannot be overemphasised.’

ELAROS are overwhelmed by the positive impact of the system on running of the services. 

If you represent a clinical team and are interested in the C19-YRS, please contact c19-yrs@elaros.com