7 day access – let’s think differently

Alison RoganAli Rogan, Group External Affairs Director, Tunstall Healthcare, reflects on her recent talk on improving access to the NHS using technology.

Last week I spoke at the Westminster Health Forum on “The future for 7-day NHS services in primary and secondary care settings”. My presentation was a topic close to my heart – Utilising technology to improve access.

Now the event gathered together the great and the good from the NHS […]

By |September 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are health and social care too busy fighting fires to do prevention?

Adrian Scaife, UK Product Marketing Manager, discusses the recent news that fire services across England will expand their support for the NHS and care services. 

A few months ago I asked what Falls Services could learn from the Fire Services partly because of the observation that the differences in trend and numbers of deaths from fires and falls are so stark.

ONS Deaths registered in England and Wales

I was, therefore, delighted to read […]

By |September 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Culture transformation at Tunstall – it’s a living thing

Duncan-BennettDuncan Bennet, Director of Customer Service and Support, describes his experience of becoming a qualified Living Leader trainer at Tunstall Healthcare UK.

The Leadership Development Programme forms part of Tunstall Healthcare’s culture transformation programme, which aims to give high performance through behaviours, skills and attitudes and ensure consistency through systems, structure and processes. Here in the UK, the course is delivered by our own staff – as this allows us […]

Unlocking Dementia

Lucy Robertshaw, Arts Development Manager at darts (Doncaster Community Arts) writes about Unlocking Dementia – a play about living well with dementia that will be coming to Tunstall HQ this February.

As a participatory arts company working in Doncaster for 25 years we are often approached by companies who want us to ‘translate’ complex issues to a local audience through the use of art forms such film, drama, music or visual arts. We have an excellent track record of employing creative techniques to […]

More than a million days of telehealth monitoring

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Simon Arnold, Chief Customer Officer at Tunstall Group (pictured above, second left), discusses the growth of Telemonitoring NI, a service that supports people with long-term health and care needs in Northern Ireland.

Telemonitoring NI is a service provided by TF3 consortium (Tunstall, Fold and S3 Group) in conjunction with the five Health and Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland and the Centre for Connected Health & Social Care. Telemonitoring […]

3 steps to better telehealthcare implementation

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Kevin Alderson, our UK Sales and Marketing Director, summarises the things you need to know to get better results when implementing technology enabled support services.

It is hard to ignore the challenges we face today. We have an ageing population. Increasing numbers of people are living with long-term and complex conditions. There are financial pressures everywhere. Meeting the challenges of rising demand and constrained resources requires thinking differently. To this end, […]

My Marvellous Skydive: why I took the Oompa-Loompa challenge

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Amy Sutcliffe, Recruitment Manager for Tunstall Healthcare, talks about why she wanted to leap 13,000 feet out of a plane dressed as an Oompa-Loompa on Roald Dahl Day.

On Saturday I took part in a world first. Dressed as an Oompa-Loompa, I jumped 13,000 feet out of a plane. This hair-raising leap was made to raise funds for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, which does amazing work in helping to make […]

By |September 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Retailing telecare: have you got the retail factor?

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In this blog (the third in a four-part series about retailing telecare) Richard Haynes, Director at The Community Gateway and founder of Gadget Hub, shares his experience of giving telecare the retail factor.

During Easter of 2013 I took part in a national competition called the ‘Retail Factor’, hosted by The Mall Fund. My concept was […]

Overcoming loneliness with technology and chickens

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Tunstall’s Luke O’Neil writes about loneliness, how hens are helping improve our health, and how technology can better promote social inclusion.

Loneliness seems to be capturing the media’s attention lately. With Britain being voted the loneliness capital of Europe through analysis of results from the annual European Social Survey it appears older people in particular across the UK are more likely to feel socially […]