Carers UK calls for action to realise potential of care technology

A new YouGov poll commissioned by charity Carers UK and supported by Tunstall Healthcare, has found that tech-savvy consumers of all ages are missing out on the help technology can provide when caring for older, ill or disabled loved ones.

The report entitled Potential for Change found that while over 70% of UK adults regularly use technology for banking, shopping and communications, only 30% embrace health and care technology to help care for older or disabled relatives.

While […]

By |September 10th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Supporting Working Carers: helping carers combine work and care

A new joint report has been published by the Government, Employers for Carers and Carers UK which calls for more support in helping carers to juggle work and care.

The report, titled Supporting Working Carers, warns that in addition to losing money, businesses risk losing valuable, experienced employees if action is not urgently taken to enable people with caring responsibilities to remain in work.

It is estimated that there are currently more than three million employees […]

By |September 4th, 2013|News|0 Comments

University of Salford explores effectiveness of telehealth

The University of Salford has carried out a literature review to research the effectiveness of telehealth on clinical outcomes, cost effectiveness and patient experience.

A wide-ranging review of existing studies found that telehealth:

  • Reduced patient mortality and hospital admissions
  • Reduced hospital admissions for COPD
  • Reduced blood pressure in hypertension
  • Improved glycaemic control in diabetes
  • Reduced symptoms in asthma

According to recommendations from the report, telehealth systems need to incorporate patient education in order to be more effective, and the impact of telehealth on workflow should be […]

By |August 6th, 2013|News|0 Comments

One Housing Group featured in Housing Technology magazine

An article from Kevin Beirne, Group Housing Director of Housing Care and Support for One Housing Group, has featured in the May edition of Housing Technology magazine.

The article looks at how One Housing Group is embracing telecare technology to make it a core part of their service offering. In addition to expanding their own services, the association is also looking to promote aspiration, independence and social mobile, to increase the personalisation of care.

Read the article, A Design for Assisted […]

By |May 31st, 2013|News|0 Comments

How redesigned housing solutions can improve health and wellbeing outcomes

A new report by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and Tunstall Healthcare has addressed how commissioners and providers can deliver cost effective improvements in health outcomes, while focusing on quality and efficiency. The report, ‘Delivering housing, health and care outcomes’ is based on the collective discussions and examples from leaders across the sector, gathered at two summits held in March.

Based on the discussions presented by key industry figures, including representatives […]

Tunstall General Manager Lyn Davies features in Healthcare in Focus magazine

Lyn Davies, General Manager for Tunstall in the the Asia Pacific Region, was recently interviewed by Healthcare in Focus magazine about a host of subjects – including how Tunstall’s telehealth solutions are empowering people to take more control over their health and wellbeing from the comfort of their own homes. Lyn is responsible for the strategic direction, business growth and operational services delivery for the Asia Pacific Region.

Australia’s Healthcare in Focus magazine is a monthly publication […]

By |April 26th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Telemonitoring NI service celebrated by Northern Ireland Health Minister

Experts from across Northern Ireland gathered this week to mark the success of the Telemonitoring NI service. The service, which is being provided by the TF3 Consortium in conjunction with the five health and social care trusts, is designed to transform patient care across Northern Ireland by enabling better control over their health and improving care outcomes, and has benefitted 1,500 patients to date.

Health Minister Edwin Poots said: “Telemonitoring NI continues to grow and expand. To date the service […]

By |April 10th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Gloucestershire telecare suite supports independence for people with dementia

Gloucestershire Telecare has partnered with NHS 2gether to set up a telecare facility which helps people with dementia stay in their homes for longer. The suite, which is fitted with Tunstall equipment including fall detectors and movement sensors, launched on March 27that 2gether’s Charlton Lane Hospital in Chelthenham.

In a recent piece for the Gloucestershire Echo, Shanette Bendall, 2gether’s Managing memory 2gether service manager said: “Having dementia can make you forget how to respond in certain situations […]

By |March 28th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Tunstall at Health Innovations Expo 2013

We will be exhibiting at this year’s Health Innovations Expo which is taking place on the 12-14th March at the ExCeL in London.

We will be previewing our most advanced, innovative telehealthcare solutions and services, which are set to shape the future of service delivery by supporting self-management for people with long-term conditions.

There will be clinical advisers on hand to tell you all about our latest developments and recent successes across the UK, while representatives from Tunstall will also be available […]

By |March 8th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Report highlights transformative power of telehealth and telecare

A new report by Deloitte has noted how the uptake of telehealth and telecare could be a real ‘game changer’ for service delivery in health and social care.

The report, entitled ‘Telecare and Telehealth: A game changer for health and social care’, discusses how telecare and telehealth could “transform health and social care” by allowing clinicians to respond more efficiently to their patients, and for patients to have a better understanding and control over their care.

According to the research, telehealth […]

By |January 10th, 2013|News|0 Comments