With 6 months left on the Tracking Ourselves project, we are progressing well with the analysis of the data we have collected, and we are getting to the final stages of data collection. We have now completed our interviews with around 80 people who self-monitor blood pressure and/or BMI, and we have also now completed five focus groups with primary care doctors and nurses, to explore their views and experiences of patient self-monitoring of blood pressure and BMI.
We are currently drafting a number of papers from the project, relating to digital health platforms, to everyday data practices and to care in relation to self-monitoring. Plans for our project symposium, ‘Health technologies in practice: between the home and the clinic’ are also coming along well. This will take place in Sheffield in June – full details will be announced on the symposium page soon!