Revolutionary faith inspired ‘Facebook for health’ set to improve patient outcomes

 Bhai Sahib Dr Mohinder Singh delivering a passionate message of common ground to realise working for the common good at the United Nations earlier this year.

Bhai Sahib Dr Mohinder Singh delivering a passionate message of common ground to realise working for the common good at the United Nations earlier this year.

A sewadar (volunteer) at Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha (GNNSJ) and the Nishkam Civic Association (NCA) has developed a digital innovation to help users share health related experiences with patients living with similar conditions, in need of an open-hearted response of respect and care. Jyotveer Singh Gill with mentoring and guidance from the Chairman of GNNSJ, Bhai Sahib Dr Mohinder Singh, created AnonCare – a patient portal promoting faith inspired values of compassion and empathy, offering a universal human response to the suffering of others.

With the rise in global health inequalities and considering the limited health resources available to many patients and carers, the founder of the system, Jyotveer, a healthcare Communications Specialist, felt the need to create a platform to empower health communities with the right information and network them to with like minded patients without geographical restrictions.

The project is set to revolutionise the way people communicate about our health. AnonCare promotes shared values of compassion and empathy for the greater good, helping people support one another to live and be better.

Adopting the Sikh inspired slogan “no one is a stranger and I am friend of all”, AnonCare invites people to reach out and share experiences with those on the network who as a result of a health condition are subject to feelings of isolation, loneliness, and helplessness. The system has already attracted members across the globe with patients as far as USA sharing support with patients in the UK.

To promote its vision, the AnonCare health network offers free membership allowing access to a range of features that allow members to:

  • Join groups on health topics that interest them,
  • Keep track and monitor any relevant information about their wellness through a private health diary, specially designed to help identify the progression of a disease, note the presence of new symptoms, and to keep track of medications and appointments,
  • Watch clinical films,
  • Play interactive educational games,
  • Share information, discuss experiences, create networks with people and lots more.

Bhai Sahib Dr Mohinder Singh said, “compassion is the foundation for all ‘Dharams’ and ‘Religions’ of this world.  Exercising love touches all; forgiveness is an unparalleled virtue emanating from compassion.”

Jyotveer Singh Gill said, “As a volunteer at GNNSJ and Nishkam Centre, I have witnessed faith in action and seen how selfless service for the greater good can make a positive difference to oneself and to those around you. I am convinced that members of the system can go beyond self interest and help support others live healthier lives. But this needs individual action for the greater good. I would encourage anyone with an interest in health or healthcare to sign up.

“The NHS has made a commitment to reduce over reliance on healthcare services and bring care back into the community. What better way to ‘bring care back’ than through the practice of these shared values. “

He added, “I am extremely grateful and indebted to Bhai Sahib Dr Mohinder Singh for the support and guidance to develop this faith inspired system. I am convinced it will go on to benefit people across the globe as a hallmark of our shared humanity.”

 Dr David Kerr, Consultant Physician and Diabetologist at the Bournemouth Diabetes and Endocrine Centre commented, “Healthcare is changing and moving into a new era of technology, we want to make sure we increase our transparency, open up new channels in communications, giving our users the centre seat in shaping our priorities.

“AnonCare is an innovation that promotes a culture of ‘no decision about me without me’ by encouraging the practice of collecting and sharing good information to improve the quality, safety and effectiveness of patient care. This really is the Facebook for health.”

You can sign up to AnonCare today at www.anoncare.com.

Released by: Nishkam Centre

Telephone: 0121 515 4229

Email: enquiries@anoncare.com

 info@ncauk.org

 

Notes for Editors

1. Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha (GNNSJ) is a multi-faceted, faith based organisation practicing and propagating the Sikh Dharma (faith) in the name of Guru Nanak Dev Ji (1469-1539). It has been involved in selfless intra-faith work in Kenya and India informally since 1950, and formally in the UK since 1978 as a registered Charity through five centres for excellence in the inner-city depressed area of Handsworth, Birmingham, where its headquarters are based. GNNSJ also has sister organisations in Leeds and London (UK); as well as in Kericho (Kenya) and Delhi / Amritsar (India). Significant achievements have been made by GNNSJ in the conservation and restoration of historical Sikh shrines.

2. The Nishkam Civic Association, more fondly known as the Nishkam Centre is one of the five Centres for Excellence created by the faith-based charity, Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha. 

The Nishkam Centre is at the forefront of advancing community and economic wellbeing; promoting interfaith, intercultural, intercommunity dialogue; and championing social justice and inclusion. To deliver its mission, it has embedded and promotes active volunteering and selfless service for the benefit of humanity in all aspects of its work

Chaired by Bhai Sahib Dr. Mohinder Singh Ahluwalia, who holds two honorary degrees from the city’s universities, it aims to serve and uplift society through the practice of core values – nishkamta, or the spirit of selflessness, being one of them.  Inspired by spirituality, the organisation has generated a flourishing culture of volunteering, which has contributed immensely to transform its visionary projects into a reality.

For more information, please visit www.ncauk.org

3. AnonCare is a unique web based patient portal which is faith inspired and generated from within the NHS. The health network aims to motivate patients to care for one another and promote shared values of compassion and empathy, to offer a universal human response to the suffering of others.

Through its features the innovation offers significant benefits for patients, carers and providers in the management of health and wellbeing.

For more information, please visit www.anoncare.com

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