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FeSTivAPPS receives funding from The Health Foundation

FeSTivAPPS is a project headed up by Dr Kath Mares and colleagues from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust. This project uses an app to deliver functional strength training to people after stroke. The most important factor in movement recovery after stroke is physical activity. This project involves developing and piloting an app that provides a prescribed exercise programme via video demonstrations, feedback and reminders. It aims to motivate stroke patients to increase the time they spend engaged in physical exercise.

Innovating for Improvement aims to improve health care delivery and/or the way people manage their own health care by testing and developing innovative ideas and approaches and putting them into practice. The selected projects will be led by clinical teams and will develop their innovative ideas and approaches, put them into practice and gather evidence about how their innovation improves quality.

The programme will run for 15 months, including a recommended set up phase starting in August 2016. Each team will receive up to £75,000 of funding to support the implementation and measurement of their project. The innovative ideas will be tested in health care settings around the around the UK including primary and community care, secondary care, and mental health services.

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