Liverpool University chooses Better way to teach e-prescribing -

Liverpool University chooses a better way to teach electronic prescribing

Liverpool University chooses a better way to teach electronic prescribing. Liverpool John Moores University has teamed up with Better to teach nursing and pharmacy students about digital prescribing practices. The university is set to use Better’s OPENeP electronic prescribing and medicines administration (EPMA) solution as part of a student’s learning. It’s aimed at enabling students[…]

North Bristol NHS Trust fast-tracks digital tools roll out during Covid-19 -

North Bristol NHS Trust fast-tracks digital tools roll out during Covid-19

North Bristol NHS Trust fast-tracks digital tools roll out during Covid-19. North Bristol NHS Trust has fast-tracked the roll out of a series of digital tools to clinicians to help in their response to Covid-19.  More than 3,500 clinicians went live with System C’s CareFlow instant messaging and care co-ordination app, and soon after the[…]

Bradford Teaching Hospitals ditches paper for digital appointment letters -

Bradford Teaching Hospitals ditches paper for digital appointment letters

Bradford Teaching Hospitals ditches paper for digital appointment letters. Digital appointment letters are being trialled at Bradford Teaching Hospitals in a bid to phase out the paper. The letters are currently being piloted in the ophthalmology and paediatrics departments with patients receiving text message notifications instead of a paper letter. The text message provides them[…]

Ascom wins £13m contact for Wales critical care information system -

Ascom wins £13m contact for Wales critical care information system

Ascom wins £13m contact for Wales critical care information system. NHS Wales Informatics Service has awarded a £13m contract for the development of a national critical care information system. Telecommunications company Ascom will develop and manage the system over a seven-year period. The company’s Digistat clinical information system (CIS) will enable care staff across Wales’[…]

Rapid adoption of technology ‘should not be abandoned’ post-Covid -

Rapid adoption of technology ‘should not be abandoned’ post-Covid

Rapid adoption of technology ‘should not be abandoned’ post-Covid. The rapid adoption of digital care solutions during the Covid-19 pandemic “should not be abandoned”, a new report has found. The government “must support” infrastructure needed to assist care providers in switching to technology-enabled care, according to the report from the policy institute, Public Policy Projects[…]

Consultant Connect data reveals usage has soared during Covid-19 -

Consultant Connect data reveals usage has soared during Covid-19

Consultant Connect data reveals usage has soared during Covid-19. Data from Consultant Connect has revealed the usage of its products soared by as much as 380% during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. The company has an enhanced advice and guidance platform which supports telephone and photo advice. GPs are able to choose a specialty[…]

Greater Manchester Mental Health trust launches validated apps library -

Greater Manchester Mental Health trust launches validated apps library

Greater Manchester Mental Health trust launches validated apps library. Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust has launched its own apps library to extend the support offered to patients. The trust is the first in the UK to launch a dedicated library of reviewed mental health apps for patients with anxiety or depression. The apps will[…]

NHS Highland looks to tech to help reduce Covid-19 spread in care homes -

NHS Highland looks to tech to help reduce Covid-19 spread in care homes

NHS Highland looks to tech to help reduce Covid-19 spread in care homes. NHS Highland is looking to deploy technology in care homes which aims to help reduce the spread of Covid-19.   The Scottish health board together with Highland Health Ventures and Wyld Networks are hoping to instal the technology which uses an app on[…]

Digital immunity passports part of government’s plans to ramp up testing -

Digital immunity passports part of government’s plans to ramp up testing

Digital immunity passports part of government’s plans to ramp up testing. Digital immunity passports are to form part of the government’s new plans to ramp up testing, a leaked memo has revealed. The ambitious Operation Moonshot programme aims to carry out up to 10 million Covid-19 tests a day by early next year as part[…]

NHS Covid-19 contact-tracing app to be launched in England and Wales -

NHS Covid-19 contact-tracing app to be launched in England and Wales

NHS Covid-19 contact-tracing app to be launched in England and Wales. The NHS Covid-19 contact-tracing app is set to launch across England and Wales in two weeks. The app will officially be rolled out on 24 September after months of setbacks, including a U-turn on the original operating model. It uses Bluetooth technology to track[…]

Kettering General Hospital goes live with System C’s Patient Flow software -

Kettering General Hospital goes live with System C’s Patient Flow software

Kettering General Hospital goes live with System C’s Patient Flow software. Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has gone live with a new real-time clinical system which aims to help better manage patient journeys through the hospital. The trust is the first in the country to go live with System C’s Patient Flow software, a[…]

Gould reveals lessons learned during development of contact-tracing app -

Gould reveals lessons learned during development of contact-tracing app

Gould reveals lessons learned during development of contact-tracing app. There were “several” lessons learned during the development of the Covid-19 contact-tracing app but NHSX “did what it was set up to do”, the head of the organisation has said. Speaking at London Tech Week on 8 September, Matthew Gould spoke about the journey of the[…]

Government announces £50m diagnostic products under National AI Lab -

Government announces £50m diagnostic products under National AI Lab

Government announces £50m diagnostic products under National AI Lab. The government has announced a further £50million for artificial intelligence technologies to benefit NHS patients. A range of AI tools that can accurately analyse breast cancer screening scans and assess emergency stroke patients will be tested and scaled under the National AI Lab. Take-home technology could also[…]

The Royal Marsden goes live with Soliton IT Radiology Information System -

The Royal Marsden goes live with Soliton IT Radiology Information System

The Royal Marsden goes live with Soliton IT Radiology Information System. The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust has gone live with a new radiology information system (RIS) from Soliton IT. The contract was awarded in March 2019 and involved the supplier’s Radiology+ RIS application being rolled out across the trust’s sites in Chelsea and Sutton[…]

NHS seeks supplier to continue Palantir’s work on Covid-19 data store -

NHS seeks supplier to continue Palantir’s work on Covid-19 data store

NHS seeks supplier to continue Palantir’s work on Covid-19 data store. NHS England and Improvement are seeking a supplier to provide a platform to continue the work of the NHS Covid-19 data store, which is currently run by Palantir. The procurement process began on 1 September, Digital Health News understands and NHS England and Improvement[…]

Covid-19 tracing tool to be built into phones, Apple and Google announce -

Covid-19 tracing tool to be built into phones, Apple and Google announce

Covid-19 tracing tool to be built into phones, Apple and Google announce. Future versions of Android and iOS operating systems are set to have a Covid-19 notification system built-in, Apple and Google have announced. The system will replace the need for users to install contact-tracing apps developed by public health bodies. The exposure notification system[…]

Government pledges £50m for AI to improve diagnosis of deadly disease -

Government pledges £50m for AI to improve diagnosis of deadly disease

Government pledges £50m for AI to improve diagnosis of deadly disease. The government has pledged £50 million for further investment in artificial intelligence to improve diagnostics across the NHS. The investment aims to speed up the diagnosis of deadly diseases like cancer through delivering digital upgrades to pathology and imaging services across the country. It[…]

British Army deploys clinical communication app to keep medics connected -

British Army deploys clinical communication app to keep medics connected

British Army deploys clinical communication app to keep medics connected. The British Army has deployed a clinical communications app to keep the medical staff from the Defence Medical Services connected while in the field. The Pando app has been used to send more than 120,000 messages by deployed medical staff over the past six months.[…]

Medical Interoperability Gateway extended to urgent care staff in London -

Medical Interoperability Gateway extended to urgent care staff in London

Medical Interoperability Gateway extended to urgent care staff in London. The Medical Interoperability Gateway (MIG) has been extended to urgent care staff in London so they can give more informed advice to vulnerable patients with Covid-19 symptoms. The MIG, from Healthcare Gateway, provides a real-time view of the GP records of around eight million patients,[…]

Newham trial of contact-tracing app a ‘step in the right direction’ -

Newham trial of contact-tracing app a ‘step in the right direction’

Newham trial of contact-tracing app a ‘step in the right direction’. The decision to trial the revamped NHS contact-tracing app in a more diverse area of the country is a “step in the right direction”, the leader of a network for women of colour in digital health has said. But Shuri Network co-founder Dr Shera[…]

NHS organisations adopt clinical decision support tool during pandemic -

NHS organisations adopt clinical decision support tool during pandemic

NHS organisations adopt clinical decision support tool during pandemic. A number of NHS organisations have adopted a clinical decision support tool to help during the Covid-19 pandemic. Wolters Kluwer Health’s UpToDate is an evidence-based knowledge system that helps clinicians make the right decisions at the point of care. It contains more than 10,000 articles providing[…]

Managing the UK’s ‘next big crisis’ of disrupted cancer care and diagnosis -

Managing the UK’s ‘next big crisis’ of disrupted cancer care and diagnosis

Managing the UK’s ‘next big crisis’ of disrupted cancer care and diagnosis. With a lot of medical care on hold during the coronavirus pandemic, Paul Landau, founder and CEO of digital cancer care company Careology, looks into how the UK’s ‘next big crisis’. On the 23rd March, the UK government announced that lockdown measures to[…]

Barts clinicians develop digital programme for long-lasting Covid-19 symptoms -

Barts clinicians develop programme for long-lasting Covid-19 symptoms

Barts clinicians develop a digital programme for long-lasting Covid-19 symptoms. A digital programme to treat the lasting symptoms of Covid-19 has been developed by clinicians from Barts Health in collaboration with UCL researchers and UCL Partners. A team led by Barts Health clinicians and UCL health researchers have developed a rehabilitation tool with app developers[…]

ZOE Covid-19 Symptom Study app awarded £2m government grant -

ZOE Covid-19 Symptom Study app awarded £2m government grant

ZOE Covid-19 Symptom Study app awarded £2m government grant. A £2million grant is to be given to the ZOE Covid-19 Symptom Study app by the UK government to support its data collection. Launched in March 2020, the ZOE app is used by participants who regularly report on their health and symptoms and whether they have tested positive[…]

Welsh health board launches Covid-19 Artificial Intelligent assistant -

Welsh health board launches Covid-19 Artificial Intelligence assistant

Welsh health board launches Covid-19 Artificial Intelligent assistant. Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board has launched a Welsh and English speaking  Artificial Intelligent to help answer information requests about Covid-19. The assistant, which uses IBM Watson, can help answer information requests and reduce the overload on NHS call centres. Known as “CERi”, the virtual agent[…]

Dudley Group NHS FT accelerates information sharing platform roll-out -

Dudley Group NHS FT accelerates information sharing platform roll-out

Dudley Group NHS FT accelerates information sharing platform roll-out. The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust has accelerated the roll-out of an information-sharing platform to support its clinicians during the coronavirus outbreak. The trust is one of the first in the UK to adopt the Allscripts’ dbMotion platform and was planning a full-scale deployment this summer,[…]

Applications now open for Digital Pioneer Fellowship to grow innovation -

Applications now open for Digital Pioneer Fellowship to grow innovation

Applications now open for Digital Pioneer Fellowship to grow innovation. Applications are now open for a place on the Digital Pioneer Fellowship programme to support digital change in the NHS in London. The programme, run by DigitalHealth. London aims to support innovators employed by the health service to design and lead transformation projects. Now in[…]

Covid-19 - New trial for England’s revamped NHS contact-tracing app -

Covid-19: New trial for England’s revamped NHS contact-tracing app

Covid-19: New trial for England’s revamped NHS contact-tracing app. England’s new-look NHS contact-tracing app is set to begin public trials today, after months of setbacks. The app will be based on Apple and Google’s decentralised model. NHSX has been working with the tech giants to develop a new version of the app after abandoning its original[…]

Emergency planning hub introduced at Birmingham Community Healthcare -

Emergency planning hub introduced at Birmingham Community Healthcare

Emergency planning hub introduced at Birmingham Community Healthcare. A digital contingency planning hub has allowed staff at Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) to make better use of their time during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Covid-19 Contingency Planning Hub helped the trust to manage the pandemic locally by allowing it to track its operations[…]

Period of reflection post-Covid-19 is needed to learn about NHS innovation -

Period of reflection post-Covid-19 is needed to learn about NHS innovation

Period of reflection post-Covid-19 is needed to learn about NHS innovation. A period of reflection on what has been learnt about the nature of innovation in the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic should take place ‘once the dust settles’, according to a report by The King’s Fund. The ‘Technology and innovation for long-term health conditions’ report,[…]

Early warning system to be deployed across NHS Lanarkshire -

Early warning system to be deployed across NHS Lanarkshire

Early warning system to be deployed across NHS Lanarkshire. An early warning system that helps identify when patients are at risk of deterioration is to be deployed across Lanarkshire. Patientrack, which has previously helped staff at NHS Fife, is to be deployed across the entirety of NHS Lanarkshire in a new five-year contract with Alcidion. The[…]

Answer Digital to continue delivering NHS Integrating Care Programme

Answer Digital to continue delivering NHS Integrating Care Programme

Answer Digital to continue delivering NHS Integrating Care Programme. Digital services company Answer Digital has won a contract to continue delivering the NHS Integrating Care Programme. Working with NHS Digital, the Leeds-based company will be responsible for the development and delivery of the programme, which aims to join up care. Answer Digital has worked on[…]

Northern Ireland launches UKs first Covid-19 contact-tracing app -

Northern Ireland launches UKs first Covid-19 contact-tracing app

Northern Ireland launches UKs first Covid-19 contact-tracing app. Northern Ireland has released its contact-tracing app – the first country in the UK to roll-out the technology. The app, StopCOVID NI, uses Bluetooth technology to notify users if they have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. Those who test positive will[…]

Patients Know Best launches education programme for medical students -

Patients Know Best launches education programme for medical students

Patients Know Best launches education programme for medical students. Patients Know Best has launched an education programme which can be used by medical schools.  Among the first to use the programme are undergraduate Pharmacy students at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). The Patients Know Best platform, which recently became the first personal health record to be fully integrated[…]

Calls for government to invest in local data sharing to recover from Covid -

Calls for government to invest in local data sharing to recover from Covid

Calls for government to invest in local data sharing to recover from Covid. The government should invest in local data sharing to help the country recover from Covid-19 and prepare for future pandemics, according to data experts. The Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA) have said investment in local data sharing programmes is “vital” to fighting[…]

NHS clinicians given access to online training for treating Covid-19 patients -

NHS clinicians given access to online training for treating Covid-19 patients

NHS clinicians given access to online training for treating Covid-19 patients. NHS doctors and nurses in England are being given access to training in treating Covid-19 patients from some of UK-based technology companies. A consortium called Resilient XR has provided the health service with interactive videos that allow healthcare staff to rotate the content 360 degrees and[…]

Hancock NHS needs to ‘double down’ on tech advances after Covid-19 -

Hancock: NHS needs to ‘double down’ on tech advances after Covid-19

Hancock: NHS needs to ‘double down’ on tech advances after Covid-19. The NHS needs to “double down” on the technological advances made during Covid-19 to ensure they continue after the pandemic, health secretary Matt Hancock has said. Speaking about the future of healthcare at a Royal College of Physicians event, Hancock told the audience better[…]

Leeds City Digital Team helps third sector go digital during pandemic -

Leeds City Digital Team helps third sector go digital during pandemic

Leeds City Digital Team helps third sector go digital during pandemic. Leeds City Digital Team provided special grant funds to help third sector organisations across the city continue to deliver essential services during the Covid-19 pandemic. Voluntary, community, charity and social enterprise organisations benefited from a funding of up to £1,000 to help with equipment[…]

Health Foundation launches Networked Data Lab to improve healthcare -

Health Foundation launches Networked Data Lab to improve healthcare

Health Foundation launches Networked Data Lab to improve healthcare. Independent charity The Health Foundation has launched a Networked Data Lab to address the biggest healthcare problems facing the UK. Five organisations have joined the lab which brings together analytical teams from across the country. It will focus on the most pressing challenges, such as understanding[…]

Visionable partners with Bupa Cromwell Hospital for video platform -

Visionable partners with Bupa Cromwell Hospital for video platform

Visionable partners with Bupa Cromwell Hospital for video platform. Bupa Cromwell Hospital and Visionable have partnered to introduce a video collaboration platform used to treat patients based in the UK and abroad during the Covid-19 pandemic. Visionable’s platform, which is accessible using an app, connects doctors not only with their patients but also their peers,[…]

Safeguarding skin cancer services during Covid-19 using teledermatology -

Safeguarding skin cancer services during Covid-19 using teledermatology

Safeguarding skin cancer services during Covid-19 using teledermatology. Dr Amy Poyner, a GP on the Isle of Wight, highlights how using teledermatology has not only improved the process for skin cancer diagnosis, but ensured referrals continue as normal during the Covid-19 pandemic. Like every part of the NHS, the Isle of Wight has been doing[…]

Free app which helps people navigate Covid-19 is launched -

Free app which helps people navigate Covid-19 is launched

Free app which helps people navigate Covid-19 is launched. A new free-to-download app to help people navigate the coronavirus pandemic has been launched for Apple and Android devices. Designed and made in Bristol, the Coronavirus Support App (UK) has been created by Expert Self Care, alongside a team of volunteers and eight partner organisations, including NIHR Applied[…]

Covid-19 tests now being automatically sent to GP systems -

Covid-19 tests now being automatically sent to GP systems

Covid-19 tests now being automatically sent to GP systems. GP systems are now being automatically sent Covid-19 test results giving doctors visibility of which patients have had tests and results. Patients who use online patient services such as the NHS App and who have requested full access to their GP medical records will now be[…]

Norfolk and Norwich deploy automated Covid-19 staff risk assessor -

Norfolk and Norwich deploy automated Covid-19 staff risk assessor

Norfolk and Norwich deploy automated Covid-19 staff risk assessor. Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has deployed an automated Covid-19 risk assessor to help vulnerable frontline workers limit their exposure to the virus. Developed by intelligent automation company Rainbird, the system provides staff with a digital one-to-one automated report. It uses artificial intelligence to evaluate a[…]

Digital Health Unplugged Breaking the Covid-19 backlog -

Digital Health Unplugged: Breaking the Covid-19 backlog

Digital Health Unplugged: Breaking the Covid-19 backlog. The latest Digital Health Unplugged is now live, looking at the backlog of appointments leftover from Covid-19 and the role technology has to play in easing pressure on the NHS. Host Andrea Downey chats to Tom Whicher, founder of DrDoctor, and Graham Kendall, director of the Digital Healthcare[…]

DrDoctor CEO has high hopes for post-Covid innovation

DrDoctor CEO has high hopes for post-Covid innovation

DrDoctor CEO has high hopes for post-Covid innovation. The CEO of DrDoctor has said he hopes the drive for innovation across the health service will continue post-Covid-19. Tom Whicher spoke to Digital Health News about how the digital health start-up has responded during the coronavirus pandemic. The DrDocotor team have mixed together some of their[…]

New £11m programme to explore AI in lung cancer diagnosis -

New £11m programme to explore AI in lung cancer diagnosis

New £11m programme to explore AI in lung cancer diagnosis. More than £11 million is set to be invested in an Oxford-led artificial intelligence programme to improve the diagnosis of lung cancer. The funding, from UK Research and Innovation and Cancer Research UK, will be used to accelerate pathways for earlier diagnosis of the disease[…]

Sussex Partnership leads the way in Attend Anywhere digital appointments -

Sussex Partnership leads the way to Attend Anywhere digital appointments

Sussex Partnership leads the way to Attend Anywhere digital appointments. A mental health trust in Sussex is leading the way in providing digital appointments for patients during the Covid-19 lockdown, according to national figures for England. Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust rolled out remote appointments through Attend Anywhere software on March 16 and in the[…]

House of Lords committee press for NHS Covid-19 app roll-out date -

House of Lords committee press for NHS Covid-19 app roll-out date

House of Lord’s committee press for NHS Covid-19 app roll-out date. The managing director of the NHS Covid-19 app has told a House of Lords committee that the introduction of the technology is “urgent and important” but could not give a specific roll-out date. The government recently announced it was abandoning its contact-tracing app in favour of[…]

NHS launches online recovery service for Covid-19 patients -

NHS launches online recovery service for Covid-19 patients

NHS launches online recovery service for Covid-19 patients. An online recovery service for those who are suffering from long-term effects of coronavirus has been launched by the NHS. Nurses and physiotherapists will be able to reply to patients’ needs either online or over the phone as part of the ‘Your Covid Recovery’ service. Patients who[…]

Greater use of health technology ‘could save 20,000 lives a year’ -

Greater use of health technology ‘could save 20,000 lives a year’

Greater use of health technology ‘could save 20,000 lives a year’. Greater use of health technologies could prevent 20,000 deaths a year and save the NHS billions of pounds, a new report has found. The UK has a “good track record” of innovation but struggles to keep up with international peers in providing quick and[…]

More than two thirds of readers agree with contact-tracing app U-turn -

More than two thirds of readers agree with contact-tracing app U-turn

More than two-thirds of readers agree with contact-tracing app U-turn. More than two-thirds of Digital Health readers have said they agreed with the government’s U-turn on the NHS contact-tracing app. Out of the 175 people who voted, 120 (67%) said they thought the decision to abandon the app in its current form was the right[…]

Former Accenture MD appointed as NHS Resolution’s first CIO -

Former Accenture MD appointed as NHS Resolution’s first CIO

Former Accenture MD appointed as NHS Resolution’s first CIO. A not-for-profit part of the NHS which provides expertise to the health service to help resolve disputes fairly has appointed its first CIO. Niamh McKenna joins NHS Resolution from Accenture where she was managing director for health in the UK. She will start in her new[…]

Contact-tracing app U-turn ‘shouldn’t distract from wider data concerns’ -

Contact-tracing app U-turn ‘shouldn’t distract from wider data concerns’

Contact-tracing app U-turn ‘shouldn’t distract from wider data concerns’. The contact-tracing app U-turn “shouldn’t distract us” from pressing the government for clearer information on how it is using health data, a cybersecurity and privacy expert has warned. Professor Eerke Boiten, a professor in cybersecurity at De Montfort University in Leicester, raised concerns about the companies with “strong[…]

Reassurance on privacy of contact-tracing app remains ‘crucial’ -

Reassurance on privacy of contact-tracing app remains ‘crucial’

Reassurance on privacy of contact-tracing app remains ‘crucial’. Reassuring people about data protection and their privacy in relation to the NHS contact-tracing app remains “crucial”, an MP has said. Harriet Harman, chair of parliament’s joint human rights committee, has written to health secretary Matt Hancock requesting further clarification on how data will be collected and[…]

NAO report highlights “complexity of the NHS digital landscape” -

NAO report highlights “complexity of the NHS digital landscape”

NAO report highlights “complexity of the NHS digital landscape”. The team behind a troubling report into digital transformation across the NHS in England have said they think it highlights the “complexity of the NHS digital landscape”. Published in May, the National Audit Office’s (NAO) report concluded that local NHS organisations are facing “significant challenges” when it comes[…]

Lack of ‘robust’ digital systems is pilling pressure on GPs -

Lack of ‘robust’ digital systems is pilling pressure on GPs

Lack of ‘robust’ digital systems is pilling pressure on GPs. A lack of robust digital systems and sustainable plans is leading to extra work for GPs, a British Medical Association (BMA) survey has revealed. Due to reduced numbers of patients attending hospital because of the coronavirus pandemic, family doctors across the country are now expected[…]

Covid-19 tracking tool appears on smartphones – but it’s not an app -

Covid-19 tracking tool appears on smartphones – but it’s not an app

Covid-19 tracking tool appears on smartphones – but it’s not an app. A new Covid-19 tracking feature has appeared on Androids and iPhones – but it’s not a contact-tracing app. The new settings are part of an update to the operating systems,which will enable an app to run in the background. The “exposure notification” allows[…]

NHS Covid-19 data store fails to collect and analyse BAME data -

NHS Covid-19 data store fails to collect and analyse BAME data

NHS Covid-19 data store fails to collect and analyse BAME data. Data collected to inform the NHS and government response to Covid-19 will not include ethnicity or race, according to government documents. The data protection impact assessment (DPIA) on the NHS Covid-19 data store revealed that health data on the virus would not be broken[…]

Consortium to look into algorithms for Covid-19 pneumonia diagnosis

Consortium to look into algorithms for Covid-19 pneumonia diagnosis. A team led by the University of Oxford is looking to develop potential algorithms which could help diagnose Covid-19 pneumonia. GE Healthcare is also working with the National Consortium of Intelligent Medical Imaging (NCIMI) in the UK on the programme, which also aims to predict which[…]

New technologies can help break the looming backlog of Covid-19 crisis in the NHS -

New technologies can help break the looming backlog of Covid-19 crisis in the NHS

New technologies can help break the looming backlog of Covid-19 crisis in the NHS. As the NHS starts to recover from the Covid-19 crisis, Tom Whicher, an NHS Innovation Fellow and founder of DrDoctor, looks into how new technologies can help with the looming backlog of non-Covid conditions. Despite early fears, it would be overwhelmed[…]

Imperial College docs using Microsoft HoloLens for Covid-19 ward rounds -

Imperial College docs using Microsoft HoloLens for Covid-19 ward rounds

Imperial College docs using Microsoft HoloLens for Covid-19 ward rounds. Doctors at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust have been piloting the use of Microsoft HoloLens to carry out ward rounds for patients with coronavirus. By wearing the computer headset, the mixed-reality ward round means only one doctor has to enter the coronavirus ward. During the[…]

Analysis of Covid-19 data ‘fails to provide actions to reduce inequalities’ -

Analysis of Covid-19 data ‘fails to provide actions to reduce inequalities’

Analysis of Covid-19 data ‘fails to provide actions to reduce inequalities’. A report that found people of black and minority ethnic backgrounds are twice as likely to die from Covid-19 has been criticised for failing to provide recommended actions to reduce inequalities. A rapid review of coronavirus data by Public Health England (PHE) found people[…]

Online consultation provider eConsult added to NHS App

Online consultation provider eConsult added to NHS App for Covid-19. Online consultation provider eConsult is now available through the NHS App. Patients whose GP surgeries use the service can now use the NHS App to ask their GP for advice. They will be prompted to complete clinically validated questions through eConsult. Where possible the online[…]

Anonymous summary data on shielding covid-19 patients published -

Anonymous summary data on shielding covid-19 patients published

Anonymous summary data on shielding covid-19 patients published. Anonymous summary data on patients who have been identified as being on the Covid-19 shielded patient list (SPL) has been published. The SPL is a specific subset of patients judged to be at highest risk should they contract coronavirus, identified by the chief medical officer. The open[…]

Mobile health and applications news in brief -

Mobile health and applications news in brief

Mobile health and applications news in brief. Digital Health’s latest mobile apps round-up features news that Patient Access has passed 10 million UK users and Pando Health has been added to the NHS Apps Library. Patient Access passes 10 million UK users Ten million NHS patients are now registered on the Patient Access app, powered[…]

Covid-19 - NHS contact-tracing app launched in Isle of Wight -

Covid-19: NHS contact-tracing app launched in Isle of Wight

Covid-19: NHS contact-tracing app launched in Isle of Wight. A trial of the NHS contact-tracing app has been launched on the Isle of Wight, with a further roll-out of the tool expected in the coming weeks. The app, which has already been trialled at an RAF base, will form part of the next phase of[…]

NHSX publishes AI buyers guide to ensure safety and efficiency for Covid-19 -

NHSX publishes AI buyers guide to ensure safety and efficiency for Covid-19

NHSX publishes AI buyers guide to ensure safety and efficiency. NHSX has published a buyers checklist to aid trusts and healthcare providers in the procurement of artificial intelligence solutions. The Buyer’s Checklist for AI in Health and Care is designed for procurement teams, chief finance officers, service transformation and commissioning leads, data scientists and analysts,[…]

Clinical teams at two London hospitals using new Covid-19 software -

Clinical teams at two London hospitals using new Covid-19 software

Clinical teams at two London hospitals using new Covid-19 software. A new piece of software is helping clinical teams at Northwick Park and Ealing Hospitals monitor and track the progress of Covid-19 patients in intensive care. Path point ICU is based on digitising various patient pathways without being speciality-specific. It allows large numbers of patients to[…]

Online portal launched to help care homes access Covid-19 tests -

Online portal launched to help care homes access Covid-19 tests

Online portal launched to help care homes access Covid-19 tests. A new online portal which aims to make it easier for care homes to arrange deliveries of coronavirus test kits has been launched by the government.   All symptomatic and asymptomatic care home staff and residents in England are now eligible for testing. Testing will[…]

Adult social care app launched in England to support staff coronavirus pandemic -

Adult social care app launched in England to support staff for coronavirus pandemic.

Adult social care app launched in England to support staff for coronavirus pandemic. A dedicated app for the adult social care workforce in England has been launched to support staff during the coronavirus pandemic. Developed with NHSX and NHS Business Services Authority, the Care Workforce app will be introduced under the new CARE brand and[…]

Health and Safety Mandatory Training – E-Learning Courses – CPDUK Accredited

Health and Safety Mandatory Training - E-Learning Courses - CPDUK Accredited Health and Safety Mandatory Training - E-Learning Courses with Certificates - CPDUK Accredited. LearnPac Systems is the leading UK provider of accredited statutory and mandatory training courses for all sectors, including health and social care, education, local government, private and charity sectors. We have supported[...]

First Aid at Work Training – E-Learning Courses – CPDUK Accredited

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Lone Worker Training – E-Learning Courses – CPDUK Accredited

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Health and Safety Training – E-Learning Courses – CPDUK Accredited

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Electronic prescription error lead to woman’s death, coroner finds -

Electronic prescription error lead to woman’s death, coroner finds

Electronic prescription error lead to woman’s death, coroner finds. A woman died after a mix-up with an electronic prescription caused her to continue taking the wrong medication for an infection, a coroner has found. David Urpeth, assistant coroner for South Yorkshire West, said “there is a risk that future deaths will occur unless action is[…]

How computer vision can alleviate pressure on NHS staff - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

How computer vision can alleviate pressure on NHS staff

How computer vision can alleviate pressure on NHS staff. Paul Davis, VP for UK and Northern Europe at Scandit explores how computer vision and augmented reality are improving patient care and removing the need for the NHS to commit to largescale technology investments. The NHS Long Term Plan, published earlier this year, outlines the importance of technology in[…]

NICE endorses patient record tool to improve AF treatment - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

NICE endorses patient record tool to improve AF treatment

NICE endorses patient record tool to improve AF treatment. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has endorsed a tool developed by a West Midlands GP to improve treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), a heart condition that affects 1.2m people in the UK. The tool, being rolled out to 4,166 GP practices using[…]

A 'liquid health check' could predict disease risk - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

A ‘liquid health check’ could predict disease risk

A ‘liquid health check’ could predict disease risk. A single blood test could be used to predict whether someone is at risk of developing a range of diseases, according to research we part-funded. Researchers from the University of Cambridge collaborated with teams in the US to create a test which scanned a sample of blood[…]

Apps valuable tools for skin cancer self-monitoring, say dermatologists -

Apps valuable tools for skin cancer self-monitoring, say dermatologists

Apps valuable tools for skin cancer self-monitoring say, dermatologists. Apps that allow patients to keep photographic records of their skin and track changes over time are viewed by dermatologists as important tools for self-monitoring for skin cancer, according to new findings. The Skin Health Alliance 2019 Dermatologists Survey found that 93% of 245 dermatologists said[…]

Move to increase drug and treatment options in Guernsey - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Move to increase drug and treatment options in Guernsey

Move to increase drug and treatment options in Guernsey. GETTY IMAGES. A “disparity” between drugs and treatments available in Guernsey and in England is set to change next year, health bosses have announced. Currently one-third of NHS approved medical treatments are not funded for patients on the island. These are instead available under a private[…]

Ailing Mothercare lines up administrators for UK business -

Ailing Mothercare lines up administrators for UK business

Ailing Mothercare lines up administrators for UK business. Mothercare has put administrators on standby to take over its domestic division Mothercare is finalising a radical restructuring plan that could see its British operations placed into administration this week, dealing a fresh blow to a beleaguered retail sector. Sky News has learnt that the company, which[…]

Government pledges £26m to upgrade digital prescribing systems -

Government pledges £26m to upgrade digital prescribing systems

Government pledges £26m to upgrade digital prescribing systems. Twenty-five trusts across the country are set to receive a share of £26million to upgrade digital prescribing systems, the government has announced. The funding will also be used to better connect patient history and replace outdated paper systems, with the ultimate aim of reducing errors and improving[…]

New £56m research network to focus on AI in radiotherapy -

New £56m research network to focus on AI in radiotherapy

New £56m research network to focus on AI in radiotherapy. A new multi-million pound research network, led by Cancer Research UK, will explore how artificial intelligence can improve radiotherapy treatments. The £56million Cancer Research UK RadNet network marks the charity’s largest-ever investment in radiotherapy research and aims to accelerate the developments of advanced treatments through[…]

Wearable blood pressure cuff allows users to track hypertension at home -

Wearable blood pressure cuff allows users to track hypertension at home

Wearable blood pressure cuff allows users to track hypertension at home. A wearable blood pressure cuff that allows users to track and trend hypertension were featured in a multi-sensory ‘home of imagination’ pop-up in London. OMRON Healthcare’s EVOLV was demonstrated at the Amazon Alexa event in Shepherd’s Bush, which also included live demos of Alexa[…]

UK Digital Healthtech companies to showcase ground-breaking technologies at Medica 2019 -

UK Digital Healthtech companies to showcase ground-breaking technologies at Medica 2019

UK Digital Healthtech companies to showcase ground-breaking technologies at Medica 2019. The world’s first ‘smart’ peak flow meter that connects to a smartphone and a software platform that turns exercise into video games are two of the cutting-edge technologies that will be showcased alongside a range of pioneering UK digital health innovations at MEDICA 2019.[…]

Certain Gut Bacteria May Contribute to Bowel Cancer - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Certain Gut Bacteria May Contribute to Bowel Cancer

Certain Gut Bacteria May Contribute to Bowel Cancer. Credit: Pixabay People who have a certain type of bacteria in their guts may be at greater risk of developing bowel cancer. In the first study to use a technique called Mendelian randomisation to investigate the causal role played by bacteria in the development of bowel cancer,[…]

Innovative New Technology Unveiled By North Wales Skin Clinic - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Innovative New Technology Unveiled By North Wales Skin Clinic

Innovative New Technology Unveiled By North Wales Skin Clinic. An award-winning skin clinic has invested in new technology to remain at the forefront of advances in the aesthetics sector. Pure Perfection Clinic in Rossett, near Wrexham, has added ground-breaking Diolaze and Morpheus8 machinery to its growing list of pioneering treatments. Morpheus8, a fractional skin process[…]

How will the NHS AI lab change UK healthcare – and more - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

How will the NHS AI lab change UK healthcare – and more?

How will the NHS AI lab change UK healthcare – and more? Where is AI set to make a real difference to medicine in the coming years? (Image credit: Image source: Shutterstock/Wichy) Where can Britain be a world leader after it leaves the European Union? For all the uncertainty regarding the UK’s future trading relationship[…]

UK healthcare investment lower than other EU countries - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

UK healthcare investment lower than other EU countries

UK healthcare investment lower than other EU countries. © iStock/JOHNGOMEZPIX The UK is investing significantly less in healthcare capital than other EU countries according to new analysis from the Health Foundation. The analysis shows that UK healthcare investment in capital – including buildings, equipment and IT – is much lower than other EU countries, meaning the total[…]

AI in healthcare Microsoft reports promising uptake - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

AI in healthcare: Microsoft reports promising uptake

AI in healthcare: Microsoft reports promising uptake. © iStock/4X-image A survey on the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the UK healthcare industry has revealed that 46% of NHS leaders reported that their trust utilised the technology in some respect, which is an 8% increase in comparison to 2018. The area which grew at the greatest rate[…]

Blood test could help detect breast cancer signs 5 years sooner - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Blood test could help detect breast cancer signs 5 years sooner

Blood test could help detect breast cancer signs 5 years sooner. The researchers identified three panels of tumour-associated antigens against which to test for autoantibodies. File photo London, November 3 Researchers have found that a simple blood test can detect breast cancer up to five years before there are any clinical signs of it. The[…]

Measles resets the immune system to baby-like state - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Measles resets the immune system to ‘baby-like state’

Measles resets the immune system to ‘baby-like state’. Scientists say measles virus causes long-term damage to the immune system, wiping out previous immunity to other infections. Measles can cause long-term damage to the immune system – resetting it to a baby-like state and leaving people vulnerable to other infections, scientists have said. According to new[…]

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The importance of Coping with Stress – Online Course

The importance of Coping with a stressful incident – Online Course. Stress is an unfortunate but often unavoidable side effect of our busy lives. Having online training for managing stress is a good way to combat its physical, mental, and emotional impact. You’ll find an excellent experience to do just that this year. Learnpac e-Learning stands out for their[…]

Public Health England launches new infectious disease strategy -

Public Health England launches new infectious disease strategy

Public Health England launches new infectious disease strategy. The new strategy addresses current and future threats to health, including antibiotic resistance and health inequalities. Over the last decade, 19 new genetic mechanisms of antibiotic resistance have been identified in bacteria causing infections in the UK. The findings come as Public Health England (PHE) sets out[…]

UK govt urged to investigate into neural interface technologies -

UK govt urged to investigate into neural interface technologies

UK govt urged to investigate into neural interface technologies. Image: The Royal Society has published a report on the potential of neural interface technologies. Photo: courtesy of Tom Morris/Wikipedia.org.  The Royal Society, in a report, has asked the UK government to take the lead role in investigating neural interface technologies, which are designed to merge[…]

iRhythm and Verily team up to assist AF patients -

iRhythm and Verily team up to assist AF patients

iRhythm and Verily team up to assist AF patients. An AI firm who is headed by the multinational giant, Alphabet, has today announced its plans to develop tech that will help patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). iRhythm Technologies, Inc. an AI-based testing and monitoring health company, has collaborated with Alphabet’s health tech data firm, Verily. The[…]

Falling Life Expectancy Becoming The 'Climate Change' Of Health -

Falling Life Expectancy Becoming The ‘Climate Change’ Of Health

Falling Life Expectancy Becoming The ‘Climate Change’ Of Health. Concept of new life and birth abstract medical background.GETTY It’s official. Despite the incredible strides we’re seeing in science and technology, life expectancies are stalling or even falling in much of the developed world. Recent statistics from the Centers for  Disease Control show life expectancy has[…]

Breast cancer risk from using HRT is ‘twice what was thought’ -

Breast cancer risk from using HRT is ‘twice what was thought’

Breast cancer risk from using HRT is ‘twice what was thought’. Study prompts medicines regulator to advise all women using HRT to remain vigilant. The study shows one in 50 women taking the most common HRT for five years will get breast cancer. Photograph: MarsBars/Getty Images/iStockphoto. The risk of breast cancer from using hormone replacement[…]

App advises steps to treat back pain in the workplace

App advises steps to treat back pain in the workplace

App advises steps to treat back pain in the workplace. An app created to reduce back pain has produced exercises aimed to treat the problem in the workplace. Kaia Health claims that a few simple changes in the workplace could help reduce the problem. These include: Walking and talking during phone calls Taking a break[…]

Children’s paediatric therapy provider raises $1.2m in funding -

Children’s paediatric therapy provider raises $1.2m in funding

Children’s paediatric therapy provider raises $1.2m in funding. Digital paediatric therapy provider Enable My Child (EMC), has raised $1.2 million in a seed round of financing led by Dallas-based CMI Ventures. With the new capital, Enable My Child will expand its platform, which provides therapy services for schools and early intervention centres across the United States. According[…]

UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info

UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info

UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks to hospital patient Scarlett Gibbons, 5, during a visit to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, south-west England, Monday Aug. 19, 2019. Johnson is under increasing pressure Monday to recall Parliament after leaked government documents warned of widespread problems[…]

The best emerging health technology for diabetes -

The best emerging health technology for diabetes

The best emerging health technology for diabetes. The top glucose monitors, insulin pumps, dosage management tools and dietary apps for diabetes sufferers. MaskotGetty Images According to the International Diabetes Federation’s last count in 2017, 425 million adults and over a million children are living with diabetes. A further 325 million people are at risk of developing[…]

Voice Technology And The Lure Of Zero UI In Health Care -

Voice Technology And The Lure Of Zero UI In Health Care

Voice Technology And The Lure Of Zero UI In Health Care. GETTY Great technology is invisible. There’s always a push toward it becoming less and less obvious to the user. The less a user notices, the better it’s working. Voice-assisted technology is one place we see this push today. But while it’s ideal for many[…]

Technology group acquires medical software provider -

Technology group acquires medical software provider

Technology group acquires medical software provider. ClearCourse Partnership, a group of technology companies providing software, services and digital capabilities has acquired e-clinic a patient and clinic management software provider. Gerry Gualtieri, CEO of ClearCourse, said: “e-clinic is a dynamic new addition to ClearCourse Partnership. The Company has developed a strong reputation in the healthcare sector[…]

MMR vaccine one in seven five-year-olds in England may not be immunised -

MMR vaccine: one in seven five-year-olds in England may not be immunised

MMR vaccine: one in seven five-year-olds in England may not be immunised. Public Health England issues warning as UK loses measles-free status and PM pledges action on social media firms.  A nurse prepares an MMR injection. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo. One in seven five-year-olds may not be up to date with their MMR immunisation, Public Health England[…]

Lavender oil could cause abnormal breast growth in young boys and girls, new study suggests -

Lavender oil could cause abnormal breast growth in young boys and girls, new study suggests Shampoos, soaps and perfume use the essential oil

Lavender oil could cause abnormal breast growth in young boys and girls, new study suggests. Shampoos, soaps and perfume use the essential oil. Lavender oil is among the most popular essential oils in the world and has been used in herbal remedies and rituals for thousands of years. ( iStock ) Lavender oils found in soaps, shampoo and[…]

Scientists find cure for TB strain resistant to current treatment -

Scientists find cure for Tuberculosis strain resistant to current treatment

Scientists find cure for Tuberculosis strain resistant to current treatment. The XDR strain is resistant to all four families of antibiotics typically used to fight the disease. sanjeri/iStock. When she joined a trial of new tuberculosis drugs, the dying young woman weighed just 57 pounds. Stricken with a deadly strain of the disease, she was terrified. Local nurses told her the Johannesburg hospital to[…]

Health Apps and technology could help patient power -

Apps and technology could help ‘patient power’

Health: Apps and technology could help ‘patient power’. Apps are being developed to help patients manage their own medicines. Could apps and wearable technology soon mean patients in Wales take more control of their treatment? Doctors and scientists are looking at ways for both drugs and conditions to be better monitored by patients themselves. One[…]

Seven breakthroughs that will transform global health -

Seven breakthroughs that will transform global health

Seven breakthroughs that will transform global health. Which seven pressure points should the global health community focus on to save millions of lives? Vaccines for HIV/Aids, malaria and tuberculosis could save millions of lives Photograph: Chris Hondros/Getty Images. Which major breakthroughs in technology have had a transformative effect on the lives of the world’s poorest?[…]

Studiomade design and develop App to help educate against alcohol abuse - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Studiomade design and develop App to help educate against alcohol abuse

Studiomade design and develop App to help educate against alcohol abuse. First released in 2014 , Drinks Meter has supported over 50,000 people and helped users from 170 countries. The brainchild of Global Drug Survey Founder, Dr Adam Winstock; Consultant Addictions Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead for the Addiction for London Prisons, believed in order to[…]

'I lost my son to a sudden asthma attack, despite him having mild symptoms'

‘I lost my son to a sudden asthma attack, despite him having mild symptoms’

‘I lost my son to a sudden asthma attack, despite him having mild symptoms’   Bailey Davis died after a sudden asthma attack Eight-year-old Bailey Davis only ever showed mild symptoms of asthma, but in 2017, without warning, he suffered an acute attack, collapsed and died. His mother Nicki Davis is keen to warn others[…]

Sixth person dies from listeria outbreak

Sixth person dies from listeria outbreak

Sixth person dies from listeria outbreak The Good Food Chain supplied 43 NHS trusts across the UK (Andrew Matthews/PA)  A sixth person has died after eating pre-packaged sandwiches and salads linked to a listeria outbreak, Public Health England (PHE) has said. The latest death was one of the nine cases previously confirmed and PHE said[…]

Department of Health apologises over crowded stroke services meeting

Department of Health apologises over crowded stroke services meeting

Department of Health apologises over crowded stroke services meeting Kellie Armstrong took this picture in the foyer of the hotel:KELLIE ARMSTRONG The Department of Health (DH) has apologised for postponing a public engagement on reshaping stroke care because too many people turned up. The meeting was due to take place in the Strangford Arms Hotel in Newtownards,[…]

Healthcare lacks ‘knowledge base’ that tech could bridge The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Healthcare lacks ‘knowledge base’ that tech could bridge

Healthcare lacks ‘knowledge base’ that tech could bridge. Healthcare is lacking a “knowledge base” that technology could provide to enable better care, a chief clinical information officer (CCIO) has said. Great Ormond Street Hospital CCIO, Shankar Sridharan, said businesses were already ahead in collecting data to provide better customer service, and healthcare needed to do[…]

Listeria outbreak: One of five killed after eating sandwich is identified

Listeria outbreak: One of five killed after eating sandwich is identified. Five people are suspected to have died after eating pre-packed sandwiches and salads at NHS hospitals. There has been a listeria outbreak at several hospitals One of the victims of the listeria outbreak at UK hospitals is a businessman who ate a contaminated sandwich, according[…]

Innovaccer research shows how AI could improve cost of care models

Innovaccer research shows how AI could improve cost of care models

Innovaccer research shows how AI could improve cost of care models. Innovaccer, which develops data tools to help health systems with accountable care and population health management, has published a new research paper focused on the ways advanced machine learning algorithms can improve risk models to better predict the future cost of care. WHY IT[…]

Technology is transforming mental health treatment 1

Technology is transforming mental health treatment

Technology is transforming mental health treatment. Woffington House is introducing its residents to tech – and helping them connect with younger people. Photograph: Francesca Jones/Guardian Digital technologies should have much to contribute to tackling mental health conditions. Treatment can take place remotely and some patients may prefer to discuss problems through a screen rather than[…]

Medical groups warn climate change is a health emergency -

Medical groups warn climate change is a ‘health emergency’

Medical groups warn climate change is a ‘health emergency’. As Democratic presidential hopefuls prepare for their first 2020 primary debate this week, 74 medical and public health groups aligned on Monday to push for a series of consensus commitments to combat climate change, bluntly defined by the organizations as “a health emergency.” The new climate[…]

New commitments in the fight against antimicrobial resistance

New commitments in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. Professor Dame Sally Davies will become UK special envoy on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and details announced on funding UK’s work in global fight against AMR. Public Health Minister Seema Kennedy has confirmed the government will be retaining the world-leading expertise of outgoing Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame[…]

How can technology be used to support mental health in the workplace -

How can technology be used to support mental health in the workplace?

How can technology be used to support mental health in the workplace? 59% of UK adults experience stress at work, here Natasha Bougourd from TSG highlights how technology can be used to support mental health. When combined, technology and mental health often generate negative headlines. There’s plenty of published reports displaying evidence that helps to reinforce[…]

Alexa call 999 Smart speakers could automatically raise alarm about people in cardiac arrest researchers say -

‘Alexa, call 999’: Smart speakers could automatically raise alarm about people in cardiac arrest, researchers say

‘Alexa, call 999’: Smart speakers could automatically raise alarm about people in cardiac arrest, researchers say. ‘These devices have amazing capabilities that we can take advantage of,’ says scientist. Amazon’s Echo device could be soon be used to automatically alert paramedics to a patient in cardiac arrest, say scientists (Reuters). Digital assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa could soon[…]

'Lifeline' community treatment pilots to steer offenders away from crime.v1

‘Lifeline’ community treatment pilots to steer offenders away from crime

‘Lifeline’ community treatment pilots to steer offenders away from crime. Photograph by: Ministry of Justice successful Community Sentence Treatment pilots to be rolled out to 9 more courts in 2 new areas cutting edge virtual technology to streamline prison healthcare and reduce pressure on prison and NHS staff first ever Health and Justice Plan to be[…]

Careteam aims to unite patients and healthcare providers with a platform approach -

Careteam aims to unite patients and healthcare providers with a platform approach

Careteam aims to unite patients and healthcare providers with a platform approach. How best to untangle the Gordian knot that is navigating your own healthcare? It’s a tricky question, and one that seems to have become only more complicated as technology improves, in many regards — systems don’t necessarily speak to one another, and it’s[…]

Leading the world in developing innovative technologies for patients - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Leading the world in developing innovative technologies for patients

Leading the world in developing innovative technologies for patients. Baroness Blackwood spoke at the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) UK Market Conference. Good morning – it is brilliant to be here with you all today. I’m here to talk about something we all care about: healthtech. Because I know you all share my ambition[…]

Critical factors to fast-track digital health technology adoption - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Critical factors to fast-track digital health technology adoption

Critical factors to fast-track digital health technology adoption. Digital health technologies, including mobile health (mhealth) and digital therapeutics (DTX), are developing at an increasing pace, providing the NHS with new opportunities to improve health and social care. Both the NHS Long Term Plan and the Health Secretary’s Tech Vision look to harness these new technologies. As a result, a[…]

Hyponatraemia whistleblower and health service 'failed' - MTG UK

Hyponatraemia whistle blower and health service ‘failed’

Hyponatraemia whistle blower and health service failed. BBC News NI Health Correspondent An investigation into how a whistle blower’s hyponatraemia concerns were handled by officials has found the wrong conclusions were reached. The concerns were on the adequacy of searches in 2004 on Western Health Board premises for documents relating to the hyponatraemia inquiry. The[…]

Just one day of work a week improves mental health, study suggests - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Just one day of work a week improves mental health, study suggests

Just one day of work a week improves mental health, study suggests. Researchers say working eight hours has same positive impact as full-time employment Shifting from unemployment to employment reduced people’s risk of falling into the ‘poorest mental health’ category by 30%, the study found. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters The benefits of employment on mental health[…]

New website to be launched to help young people access mental health -

New website to be launched to help young people access mental health

New website to be launched to help young people access mental health. A new website is set to be launched this autumn, dedicated to helping children and young people find mental health support in North Yorkshire. The new website will be a portal or ‘single point of information’ for the many mental health support services[…]

More than 100,000 children denied mental health treatment each year, figures suggest - Independent - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

More than 100,000 children denied mental health treatment each year, figures suggest

More than 100,000 children denied mental health treatment each year, figures suggest. Tens of thousands of 10-17 year olds seeking help turned away from NHS trusts because problems not deemed ‘serious’ enough, warns Children’s Society A report by the Children’s Society finds that 60 per cent of children referred to mental health services in 2017 were not treated[…]