In this blog, Jo Denny, Telehealth Triage Nurse for Tameside and Glossop NHS Foundation Trust, talks about the topical issue of delayed discharge from NHS hospitals and how telehealthcare could be used as part of the solution.
This Carers Week, Steve Barnard, Strategic Director of Innovation at Hft, describes how Hft (a national charity supporting adults with learning disabilities) has used personalised (also known as assistive) technology to support people with learning disabilities and carers to live more independent, safe and healthy lives.
From specialist telecare systems to simple safer bath-plugs, personalised technology can have a huge impact on people with learning disabilities, giving them more […]
Why Mental Health services need to explore the use of technology in prevention and early intervention
Dr Jennifer Bowers, CEO/MD, Rural & Remote Mental Health blogs for us following her recent visit to the UK.
Having worked in mental health for over 20 years, I know only too well the dangers of focusing all funding and efforts on high end services, to the detriment of prevention and early intervention programmes.
I recently visited the UK on a fact finding mission and during […]
As part of National Heart Month this February, we’re looking at how remote monitoring solutions, like telehealth, can help patients across the UK better manage long-term heart conditions such as coronary heart disease, chronic heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This is the story of Len, a Swindon resident, who has been using telehealth since 2010.
Len is 62, and in 2001 he contracted a virus which left […]
Alice Quinn is an Antrim Area Hospital patient with Type 1 diabetes, which has caused chronic kidney disease (CKD) and a history of hypertension. In April 2013, Alice received a new kidney after her renal function dropped below 20%.
Alice was first referred to the Telemonitoring NI service last year as a track and trend patient, which meant she would take her blood pressure readings on a regular basis, which were automatically referred to the monitoring […]