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NHS 111. Again. Is it THE problem? And how much is it costing?

Two things to me seem obvious. No doctor likes NHS 111. Secondly if you open another gate to the NHS, more people will go through it! It’s worth remembering that NHS 111 replaced NHS Direct which had one medically trained person … Continue reading

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Happy New Year Predictions

“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a … Continue reading

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‘Fat tax’ and telehealth for the overweight?

WHO figures show that more people die worldwide from being overweight or obese than from being underweight. Over 2.8 million adults die worldwide each year from being overweight or obese. In addition obesity is responsible for many of the worlds fastest … Continue reading

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Without Telehealth the NHS will fail

In our Future Forum response we said: It should be expected that managers and clinicians alike adopt modern technology at scale into new pathways and this should be reflected in the reimbursement system. We know this isn’t covered in the … Continue reading

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Telehealth – the turning point

Guest blog by John Cruickshank I was so encouraged to hear Andrew Lansley speak up for the importance of healthcare informatics in his conference speech at the Health Computing event last week in Birmingham.  Indeed the Guardian gave as the … Continue reading

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Assisted living technologies to prolong independence

Two articles published by the HSJ yesterday: Care home sector faces bed capacity lottery and £18m assisted living technologies project announced would seem to be closely linked. Assisted living technology is now used to describe both telehealth and telecare.  Telecare … Continue reading

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Developing alternatives to hospitals

Almost every week we hear a new story of protests concerning the closure of a local hospital.  There is a widespread belief amongst the public that closing hospitals equals removal of healthcare, and of course there are deep concerns about … Continue reading

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