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The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) is inviting Social Care Managers from across the country to a “Sharing Innovation and Good Practice” forum. NISCC Social Care Managers’ Forum is a free bi-annual event open to all Social Care Managers working in Northern Ireland, each of whom is encouraged to…
Social care should take inspiration from apps like Uber to offer individualised services for people who need support, according to experts. The sector desperately needs a "creative disruption" that will encourage people to manage their care according to their own needs, the incoming President of the Association of Directors of…
Heart imaging software which could save tens of thousands of patients from undergoing invasive tests are among the latest medical innovations to receive NHS backing. The technology, which creates a 3D model of the heart to help doctors diagnose coronary artery disease, is one of four products "fast-tracked" into use…
Norfolk County Council is planning to step up the use of assistive technology in social care, with an emphasis on existing products likely to include devices using Amazon Alexa software. It is reviewing the technologies available and a proposal has gone through its Digital Innovation and Efficiency Committee to approve…
All patients in England will soon be able to be referred to hospitals with the shortest waiting lists under plans unveiled alongside a new contract for GPs. The e-Referral Service allows GPs and patients to identify the hospitals with the shortest waits if a patient needs to be sent for…
By early 2019, clinicians across the North of Scotland will have access to an integrated digital view of a patient’s health and social care data through a new web-based portal provided by Orion Health. Jointly commissioned by four boards in the North of Scotland, the new health and social care…
The Government is to inject more than £300 million in developing the technologies needed to support an ageing population. With 10 million Britons currently alive expected reach the age of 100, ministers say they need to "revolutionise" the way people get older, ensuring they remain healthy and independent for longer.…
Back to the Future star Michael J Fox has pledged more than £100,000 in funding toward the UK development of a new system for monitoring Parkinson's Disease sufferers' symptoms.The Hollywood actor, who himself lives with the long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system, founded The Michael J Fox Foundation…
A block of retirement flats has become a test bed for internet-connected devices which could help improve the health of older people. Tenants of Leach Court in Kemp Town, Brighton, have volunteered to trial digital technologies including smart medication dispensers, activity monitors, and falls detectors which are carried with them…
Finding and using evidence in practice can take time, and yet, is so important to continuous learning and improvement of practice and services. The Evidence Search and Summary Service (ESSS) is a free service that has recently been launched to help people find and use evidence from research, practice and…
A robot which teaches people key facial expressions could help boost the employment outlook for autistic adults, researchers have claimed. The current UK unemployment rate is 4.4% but just 14% of autistic adults have a full-time job. Researchers at Edinburgh's Heriot-Watt University have developed a robot called Alyx to teach…
The Duke of Cambridge has praised the "fantastic" work of the royal Heads Together campaign, as his charitable foundation announced a £2 million investment towards a new mental health start-up company. On a visit to Imperial College London's Data Observatory on Friday, William learned about the campaign's progress in its…
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