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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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,[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

The importance of healthtech partnerships during a Covid-19 pandemic -

The importance of healthtech partnerships during a Covid-19 pandemic

The importance of healthtech partnerships during a Covid-19 pandemic. During the lockdown, Rachel Murphy, CEO of DiFrent, and Richard Corbridge, director of high street healthcare at Boots UK, have come together to discuss how partnerships have been used in the fight against coronavirus, emphasising why they are important when it comes to digital health. For[…]

Technology How social care can emerge from the Covid-19 crisis -

Technology: How social care can emerge from the Covid-19 crisis

Technology: How social care can emerge from the Covid-19 crisis. Tested to the limits by the current pandemic, social care has been under the spotlight as never before. When the sector emerges from the battle with Covid-19, Jonathan Papworth, co-founder and director of Person Centred Software, sees an opportunity to build a new technology-enabled delivery model that[…]

UK Biobank collating Covid-19 data for future research purposes -

UK Biobank collating Covid-19 data for future research purposes

UK Biobank collating Covid-19 data for future research purposes. UK Biobank is examining Covid-19 data to determine why some individuals are disproportionately affected by the virus. The team, led by chief executive Sir Rory Collins, will develop a resource for 15,000 approved researchers from 85 countries using datasets provided by Public Health England. The data[…]