The Executive Council of WFIPP is excited to present the ‘Support In Continence’ platform which is intended to act as a helpful resource for all stakeholders, patients, families, carers, HCPs and institutions who are in some way involved in the patient pathway relating to incontinence. Ofcourse, many guidelines are already in existence but the WFIPP …

by Heather Smith

Tunstall Healthcare has won the ‘Leading Innovators in Assisted Living Technology 2020’ award at the Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Awards 2020, and the ‘Best Non-Clinical Equipment, Product or Service Supplier’ for its revolutionary nurse call system, Tunstall Carecom, in the Care Home Awards 2020.   The Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Awards commends work that contributes towards promoting …

by Heather Smith

The use of Technology-Enabled Care Services (TECS) has accelerated throughout the pandemic and this momentum should be built on  Further integration of TECS into health and care systems should be a priority to increase independent living, resilience for a second wave and reduce strain on services  Healthcare has lagged behind other sectors in digital uptake …

by Heather Smith

The last decade saw the start of the smartphone revolution. Ten years ago, the iPhone was just three years old, around a quarter of us owned a smartphone, and the term mHealth was first coined. Now in 2020, when COVID-19 has accelerated Digital Health adoption, 327,000 health apps are available from which 5 million are downloaded …

by Heather Smith

A NES-led qualification design team has worked with the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) to create a new award to support the development of a skilled health and social care workforce who are confident to work and help people in today’s digital society. The Technology Enabled Care, Professional Development Award (PDA) at SCQF Level 7 is …

by Heather Smith

The EURORDIS Digital School on Social & Digital Media is a fully online programme, composed of webinars and e-learning courses, available for free. The EURORDIS Digital School aims to empower rare disease patient advocates to use digital communication tools to improve the strategic outreach and community-building capacities of their organisations. The training objectives range from understanding digital landscapes …

by Heather Smith

ELEMENTAL PRAISE £5 MILLION INJECTION INTO SOCIAL PRESCRIBING This Month, we’re welcoming the news that the National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP) has been awarded £5 million in funding to support people to stay connected and maintain their health and well-being following the Covid 19 Pandemic. The funding will connect  people to local community initiatives …

by Heather Smith

Who we are: Kinsetsu Limited, a Belfast-based software and Internet of Things (IoT) company, helps organisations to gain real-time insight about the critical assets they value most. We connect our customers physical assets (vehicles, people, patients, equipment, tools or inventory) seamlessly by using a wide array of sensors and diverse connectivity technologies.  The company was …

by Heather Smith

For years, many clinicians have been dreaming about the day when making an accurate list of a patient’s medications on admission in the hospital would take a few minutes instead of hours, or days. In July, Better’s OPENeP team showed everyone how this very reality in our near future – where all medication-related systems in …

by Heather Smith

The COVID-19 crisis has had a significant impact on our health and social care services, with the landscape fundamentally changing as we progress into the future.  Health and social care leaders must recognise that the speed at which new working practices and initiatives are being deployed has dramatically increased. During COVID-19 we’ve seen more health …

by Heather Smith
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