A portable electronic diary developed in Sheffield enabling patients to record how often they empty their bladder could save the NHS millions of pounds, according to city doctors.
The UroDiary, which looks like a mobile phone, provides doctors with a breakdown of the frequency and timing of patients’ trips to the loo, in the day and night.
Prof Chris Chapple, consultant urological surgeon at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, said the device could ‘revolutionise’ the way clinicians treat common urinary symptoms.
It is estimated the diary could save the NHS £66 million in treatment costs. Plans are being made to roll it out to patients at Sheffield GP surgeries.