St George’s Pregnancy BP Home Monitoring team have been nominated for a Health Service Journal (HSJ) Award.

The team are nominated in the ‘Using technology to improve efficiency’ category for the development of the Home Monitoring of Hypertension in Pregnancy smartphone app, and will find out if they’ve won at an awards ceremony on 22 November.

The Home Monitoring of Hypertension in Pregnancy smartphone app (HaMpton) allows women to monitor their blood pressure at home and alerts them if they need to attend hospital for further assessment.

HaMpton was designed to help reduce the need for pregnant women to make frequent hospital appointments, and to empower them to be involved in their own clinical assessment. Just three weeks after launching the app had over 400 downloads.

Dr Asma Khalil, Consultant Obstetrician, worked on the development of the app and following the news about the nomination said: “We’re delighted to be shortlisted for the HSJ award, and extremely grateful for the help and support of the Health Foundation with this project.

“I’m really proud when colleagues from other hospitals get in touch to learn more about the app, and proud to work at St George’s for a service that provides a good patient experience and is cost effective.”

Well done to the team and the best of luck for the awards in November.