NHS Trusts are investing in AI but still hand write patient records

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

New data – announced in February by Nuance Communications – has revealed that nearly half of NHS Trusts (43%) are investing in artificial intelligence ( AI ) enabling patients to ‘self-help’ when accessing services. The Trusts are harnessing technology such as virtual assistants, speech recognition technology and chat-bots to ease the pressure on healthcare workers across their organisations. This new insight – obtained from a...

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Time to admit the 2020 deadline for electronic patient records is unhealthy

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

As the NHS battles to cope with a target to switch to electronic patient records by 2020 it may be time to ask whether the deadline itself is unhealthy. In a world where the amount of data is exploding and demand for the health service is soaring it’s easy to see why the government has been so anxious to modernise the way we keep records. After all, few people – whether patients or clinicians – truly believe paper-based systems are...

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“The social care shortfall is edging ever closer to a full blown crisis” – commentary from Nick Sanderson, CEO, Audley Retirement Villages

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Nick Sanderson, CEO, Audley Retirement Villages said: “The social care shortfall is edging ever closer to a full blown crisis and we now find ourselves in a situation where underfunding is at such a critical point, the quality of care itself is falling. It is right that we discuss the issues and focus on solutions that look at prevention as well as cure. Clearly people prefer to be at home as they age, rather than in a nursing or care home, no...

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Nearly half of UK workers “are too busy to exercise” – It’s time for employers to step in and make a difference

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Survey reveals that 46% of UK workers can’t fit exercise into their daily schedules. This is a particularly big problem for those aged between 25 and 34, with 52% claiming they do not have the time. The results are reflective of a wider problem of inactivity and sedentary living in the UK. Only 5% of Britons said their employer organises physical activity during working hours. Businesses can be doing more to encourage employees to get active –...

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Charity Welcomes National Study that Could Show How to Protect Everyone from MenB Meningitis and Septicaemia

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Meningococcal B infection has for decades been the largest cause of life-threatening meningitisin the UK Teenagers carry the infection more than any other age group Introducing the MenB vaccine for babies was a major step forward, but only about one quarter of all cases occur in the under ones Government has now called for researchers to carry out a new study it is funding to find out whether vaccinating teenagers against MenB could prevent...

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