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Q&A: How mobile technology is succeeding pagers care homes

Following the announcement from health secretary Matt Hancock that pagers are to be banned from the NHS by 2021, Ian Bolland caught up with Jonathan Papworth, co-founder and director of Person Centred Software, which provides mobile communication solutions in a care home environment. They discuss the challenges when using technology in hospital and care home…

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Report highlights approach necessary to support medtech

The AHSNs in partnership with the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) has launched a report of the medtech landscape aimed at accelerating the entry, adoption and spread of innovations for the benefit of patients and commercial success. The report has identified that in addition to securing finance and supporting policy there is a need…

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Alder Hey implements digital consent process

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has implemented a full digital consent process with Wellbeing Software’s eConsent. Using patient information together with a clinical procedure database eConsent captures the permissions required for any surgical procedure. Its introduction through initial pilot and staged rollout, is part of the Trust’s wider programme of digital technology optimisation. Alder…

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NHS Trust launches app library initiative

An initiative to help people lead healthier lives from their smartphone and tablet has been launched by Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust in collaboration with ORCHA – the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Applications. The partnership aims to make it easier for the Salford community to find approved apps for hundreds of…

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Research suggests nearly half of NHS acute Trusts lack transformation plan

Research from NHS transformation specialists Transforming Healthcare Consultancy suggests 44% of NHS acute Trusts lack a formal transformation plan. The research, conducted in November 2018, suggests that whilst national initiatives such as the NHS Long Term Plan and the launch of the new digital transformation quango NHSX are setting the direction of travel, there are significant challenges for local…

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