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New digital platform for patients with chronic illness could save health services millions

October 4, 2017

A pensioner has used his chronic illness to create a digital platform that could save health services millions of pounds and make a huge difference to patients’ lives.

Ian Bond, 73, from South Wales in the UK, was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ten years ago, shortly after quitting smoking. He is one of 3 million people in the UK with the condition, which costs the NHS £2bn each year. (Source: British Lung Foundation).

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