long-term conditions

Parkinson’s Awareness Day – how can Connected Healthcare work for Parkinson’s?

Man using a tablet and mobile phoneDavid McKinney, Managing Director of Tunstall Healthcare UK, talks about how technology can help people with long-term conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease.

Today is World Parkinson’s Day, a time dedicated to raise awareness of the condition, and ensure that we know what support is out there for anyone with Parkinson’s Disease. The condition affects around 127,000 people in the UK – that’s 1 in […]

Self-management of diabetes using telemonitoring

Image of the blog author, Claire McQuillanClaire McQuillan, Tunstall Delivery Manager at Remote Telemonitoring Northern Ireland (RTNI) talks about a recent study considering the use of telemonitoring to self-manage diabetes.

The TF3 consortium (comprising Tunstall Healthcare, Fold Telecare and S3 Group) was awarded a 6-year contract in March 2011, to provide a telemonitoring service to the Northern Ireland health and social care system. The contract, which represents an investment of […]

Rethinking the management of long-term conditions

One of the health service’s most senior figures has recognised the positive impact of telehealth as part of an ongoing shift to more community-based primary care, as a solution to help GPs manage patients with long-term conditions.

Dr Martin McShane, NHS England’s Director for Improving the Quality of Life for People with Long-Term Conditions, spoke to the Guardian about the challenges posed by patients with chronic conditions, warning that they are threatening to ‘overwhelm’ the NHS.

According to research carried out […]

By |January 30th, 2014|News|0 Comments