Carrying the torch for technology enabled support

David Cockayne

David Cockayne, our Managed Services Director, questions whether we are realising the potential of technology to enable us to face challenges such as integration and our ageing population.

Telecare, telehealth, assistive technology, technology enabled care… we use numerous words to describe current approaches to supporting people to live better lives. Still, whatever words we use, one thing is clear – services that harness technology in an integrated, person-centred way work. […]

National Heart Month – Len’s Story

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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 […]

By |February 25th, 2014|Case studies|0 Comments

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

Achieving transformation through innovation

Peter Hay

Peter Hay, Strategic Director of Adults and Communities, Birmingham City Council, discusses the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) summit on Delivering housing, health and care outcomes -highlighting the innovation and transformation in Birmingham.

My remit at the CIH Delivering housing, health and care outcomes summit in Manchester was to talk about innovative partnerships with the private sector. It was a discussion which commenced with […]

By |January 15th, 2014|Features|1 Comment

Tunstall Healthcare joins Employers for Carers

Employers for Carers

Gemma Reucroft, UK & Ireland HR Director, Tunstall Healthcare, explains why.

We are delighted to announce that we have joined Employers for Carers, in order to demonstrate our commitment to supporting our employees who also have caring responsibilities.

According to research undertaken by the Carers Week partnership for the report Prepared to Care?, 34% of carers feel that they have […]

By |November 26th, 2013|Features|0 Comments

Delivering housing, health and care outcomes


Kevin Alderson, Public Sector Policy Director, Tunstall Healthcare, discusses the CIH/Tunstall Delivering housing, health and care outcomes summits.

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and Tunstall summits provided a great platform for the housing, health and social care sectors. Each speaker had a wealth of knowledge and experience to share and it was a fantastic experience to learn more about the outcomes they are delivering. There is no doubt that the […]

By |November 25th, 2013|Features|0 Comments

TelemonitoringNI – Alice’s story

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 […]

Supporting later life at home

Kevin Alderson, Public Sector Policy Director at Tunstall, has featured on to discuss how services based around technology can help keep older people safe at home.

The article looks at the increasing use of technology in our everyday lives, and its potential to help support health and care needs for people living at home. In a recent YouGov poll commissioned by Carers UK and Tunstall, it was revealed that a growing number of people are missing out on the help […]

By |October 22nd, 2013|News|0 Comments

Tunstall at NCASC 2013

We will be highlighting results from some of our key telehealthcare programmes at this year’s National Children and Adult Services Conference (NCASC) in Harrogate.

At the event, delegates will have an opportunity to learn more about our latest telehealth and telecare projects including Blackburn with Darwen, Hertfordshire and Birmingham City Council, which have transformed care delivery for older and vulnerable people, resulting in reductions in hospital and residential care admissions, cost savings and improved outcomes for service users.

Other projects that […]

By |October 14th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Southern Health secures CQUIN funding

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has secured its full quota of Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) payments following the success of its 2011-12 telehealth pilot, delivered in partnership with Tunstall Healthcare.

Central to the telehealth initiative, which focused on supporting patients living with COPD, HF or other long-term conditions, was Southern Health’s investment in 300 telehealth systems from Tunstall. In addition to this, Tunstall also provided clinical support to help Southern Health identify the right cohort of patients, along […]

By |September 19th, 2013|News|0 Comments