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A government auction of radio frequencies could render thousands of hearing aids and implants useless, a charity has claimed. The National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) said the auction to mobile phone companies could leave an inadequate protection zone between the frequency range used by technology such as hearing aids, cochlear…
Nesta, along with partners, the Department of Health, Alzheimer's Research UK, and Alzheimer’s Society, have this week announced the launch of Dementia Citizens, a platform that aims to bring together researchers and those affected by dementia to help find ways to improve care. There are 850,000 people with dementia in…
Innovative new technology is being developed by researchers to help people with autism read and understand text better. Figurative language, irony, sarcasm and phrases that may have more than one meaning are among the many challenges for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), leading to lower educational achievements. New web…
The Department of Social Work and Social Care at the University of Sussex recently hosted an innovative one-day workshop exploring the digital curriculum in social work education and practice. Funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund and led by Lecturer in Social Work and Social Care, Dr Denise Turner (pictured),…
Organising and hosting events and conferences can involve a lot of administration. Conference programmes, and speaker and venue information need to be printed out and collated into delegate packs, which can be resource intensive and expensive. Given the popularity of mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, there’s no reason…
Residential care for people in Wales with mental ill-health and learning disabilities is being supported by a new digital system, developed by the NHS Wales Informatics Service. The Commissioning Care Assurance Performance System (CCAPS) is designed for use by NHS and Local Authority Commissioners and helps them identify the best…
Wales' ground-breaking new IT system for health and social care has been switched on by Bridgend County Borough Council. This was the first implementation of the new Welsh Community Care Information System (WCCIS) system and the start of a process that will pave the way for Wales' other 21 local…
A new new mobile phone/tablet App for the Edinburgh recovery community has been launched by the Edinburgh Alcohol and Drug Partnership. The Addiction Recovery Companion (ARC) App is aimed at anyone in or seeking recovery and brings together information and tools to help people to access recovery services, organise their…
There is considerable optimism amongst policy-makers that greater use of digital health technologies ('telehealth') in combination with new ways of working could transform health care delivery, helping the NHS to be sustainable in the face of rising demand. But in a study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), researchers…
Accused persons could use their smartphones to submit an online plea and keep track of developments in their case, a new report has suggested. The move would be part of a "modern digital case management process" aimed at making the criminal justice system more efficient. The report, by the Scottish…
A student entrepreneur whose grandfather was debilitated by Parkinson's disease has created a mobility aid to improve the lives of other patients with the condition. Neha Shahid Chaudhry was inspired to invent a 'smart' walking stick after witnessing her late granddad struggle with the disease for seven years, repeatedly suffering…
International researchers gathered in the Midlands to start work on a ground-breaking new design project, called ‘MinD’, which will harness cutting-edge design to benefit people with dementia. Representatives from Germany, Luxemburg, Spain, the Netherlands and Australia spent two weeks in the UK to learn more about mindfulness and how it…
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