Salisbury Foundation Trust

Digital Assessments

What are digital assessments?

Digital assessments are part of a new service which help us better understand your health between appointments and gives you a more active role in your care. Using these online forms, you can inform us of your symptoms and other vital clinical information, from the comfort of your home before and after your appointments.

Digital assessments are important in helping us monitor your health, inform clinical appointments and provide you with more suitable care.

We’ve partnered with DrDoctor to provide this service.

Why we are introducing digital assessments

It’s not always easy to tell your care team how you’ve been feeling over time. Regular monitoring of your health at home helps us:

  • Better understand your health before and after your appointments
  • Give you a more active role in your health care
  • Improve our understanding of treatments and any side effects
  • Use data to make better decisions around delivering care.

How do digital assessments work?

If your doctor or nurse has identified you as a suitable patient to complete assessments, you will automatically receive a text message or email asking you to complete one online before or after your appointment, or as part of your scheduled care. Text messages will come from the number 07860 039092 and emails will come from

The questions you will be asked depend on which specialty you are being seen by. Digital Assessments may include questions about your diagnosis and treatment, pain and its management, current symptoms and well-being. These assessments may also help us to gather information on what you would like to discuss with your care provider at a scheduled appointment.

Once you’ve completed your assessment your care team will review your answers and discuss them with you at your next appointment. If it is a multi-point assessment, in the future you and your team will be able to see how your answers change over time and note your progress.

How to complete your digital assessment

  1. We’ll send you a text message or email when you have a new digital assessment to complete
  2. Click the DrDoctor link in your text message/email to go to your secure patient portal
  3. Log in with your last name, date of birth and postcode. Military personnel may need to use different log in details. Please enquire with your medical centre or hospital booking team if you have difficulties logging in
  4. Fill in the form as accurately as you can and click ‘Submit’
  5. View a summary of your answers online at any time.

You can view and complete your assessments on another device by visiting, logging in as usual and navigating to ‘Online Care’. We will send you a one-time code to your phone number for additional security when logging in from another device.

Find out more in the FAQs below.

I’m having trouble logging in and completing my form
I’ve logged in but I can’t access my Digital Assessment, what should I do?
I want to use a different device
What if there is a problem?
What should I do if I need medical care?
Where is my information held?
How is my data handled?

Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.

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