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An innovative electronic tool to help deliver more personalised care to people with cancer has been developed by the charity Macmillan Cancer Support. The electronic Holistic Needs Assessment (eHNA) provides patients with detailed needs assessments through a touch screen tablet. The information is then sent to the clinician through a…
Technology could be the key to help people improve and maintain positive mental health according to researchers at the University of Sheffield. Every year one in four people will experience a common mental health problem such as anxiety, depression, drug or alcohol abuse or eating disorders. Over 75 per cent…
Designers, coders, hackers and researchers are coming together for an event aimed at exploring how digital technologies could support and improve dementia care. Create-4-Dementia, from 30th to 31st May 2015, is the first public event of the Social Computing and Mental Health Research Network led by the University of Lincoln,…
Exercise through gaming or 'exergaming' could be a viable alternative to help people with Multiple Sclerosis live happier and more active lives, researchers at Teesside University have found. The new study revealed that using the Nintendo Wii Fit game was equal to traditional physiotherapy balance exercises for improving the balance…
If you want to present information in a more creative, engaging and memorable way but have no design skills, Canva can help you. Canva is a really simple design tool that requires no experience or formal training in graphic design programs such as Photoshop or Indesign. It enables you to…
So, technology and innovation in the adult social care market. Is it a contradiction in terms? I’ve certainly been struggling to find and commission innovative technology for our new build home in Kenilworth, Warwickshire. But at a Wayra event on 21 April (Technology in Social Care: innovation in adversity) I…
The SSSC, in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland (NES), NHS24, and the Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare (SCTT), recently commissioned research into the extent the health and social care workforce access technology to support learning and improve service delivery. The research was designed to provide an analysis of…
NHS England has launched a new initiative to help treat depression and anxiety and improve access to psychological therapies by unveiling the first ever directory of NHS-endorsed digital mental health services. The Mental Health Apps Library features online tools, resources and apps that have a proven track record of effectiveness…
A new app and educational programme designed to help young people manage mental health problems is being launched today at an event at St Stephens High School in Port Glasgow. The event will bring mental health practitioners together with 300 school pupils to mark the launch of a unique pilot…
Lancashire County Council are set to trial new hi-tech child protection measure which may help to professional respond more quickly cases. Under the new measures, information about at-risk youngsters will be shared between social workers, health professionals and other agencies at the touch of a button. The system, 'Child Protection…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and the University of West of Scotland (USW) have launched two new learning games at The European Conference on the Application of Enabling Technologies, held in Glasgow this week. The games are designed to help social service workers and employers learn and develop vital…
A new electronic recording system for home care workers providing services on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council is being introduced to help improve standards of care. Care workers will need to call a monitoring system on the service user’s landline at the start and end of their visits to help…
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