Patient-empowering CML management
YOUR CML APP
My CML has been designed by a team of NHS pharmacists working with CML patients to help you manage your CML. It contains 7 different functions to assist with different aspects of your CML journey. See below to find out more about the different functions that the app offers.
In this section, all the information that you have entered that relates to test results, adherence or symptoms is presented in simple graphs and tables to allow you to easily track your progress.
In this section, you can record how you are feeling on a particular day, either in the form of a diary entry or by recording a score (on a scale of 0-10) for particular symptoms e.g. nausea, diarrhoea, muscle cramps etc.
In this section, you can check if there are any interactions between your CML medication and other medications. The app uses a traffic light system to tell you whether there is likely to be an interaction between any two medications and how significant any interaction is likely to be.
In this section you can set a daily reminder to help you remember to take your CML medication (and any other medication that you take regularly). You can also record every time you take a dose of your medication. You can then check how good your adherence is using the My Progress function.
In this section you can record important blood test results such as BCR-ABL PCR, full blood count, kidney function and liver function. You can then keep track of your results over time using the tables and graphs in the My Progress section.
This section allows you to keep track of all your CML-related appointments. It also has a notes function so that you can record any questions or topics that you want to talk to your health care provider about.
This section contains links to up-to-date CML guidelines, information on medicines and various support groups both for CML and for cancers in general.
THE NHS TEAM
Divisional Lead Pharmacist for Haematology
University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust
With just over 20 years NHS experience, Andrea leads a team of Cancer Specialist Pharmacists and Medicines Management Technicians at Bristol Haematology & Oncology Centre.
Andrea is passionate about research and innovation for patient benefit. She is a NHS Clinical Entrepreneur with NHS England and NHS Improvement’s Innovation, Research and Life Sciences group and a member of the British Oncology Pharmacy Association’s Audit & Research Committee.
She is Chair of the UK Myeloma Forum Pharmacist Group and plays an active prescribing role for patients with multiple myeloma and amyloid.
Her areas of research interest include medication adherence, dosing in obesity and the use of innovative technologies to improve the safety of systemic anticancer therapy.
Consultant Haematology Pharmacist
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Nick is a Consultant Haematology Pharmacist at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and an Academic Practitioner in the School of Pharmacy, University of Birmingham.
He has spent most of his career to date working in oncology and haematology, and has an active prescribing role in a variety of haematology clinics including Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia clinics.
He is a member of the British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA) and the International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners (ISOPP) Audit & Research Committees and is a past chair of the UK BMT Pharmacists group.
His areas of research interest include medicines adherence, patient experience and antifungal stewardship.