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  • NHS Scotland Event - Working Differently Across Boundaries: Transforming Health and Social Care Lisa Taylor Hannah Mountford 14 July 2017 The national NHS Scotland Event took place on the 20th-21st June in Glasgow.  This is the foremost healthcare event in Scotland is now in its twelfth year, and continues to aim to promote best practice and innovationThe theme for this year’s event was “Working Differently Across Boundaries: Transforming Health and Social Care” focussing on the development of services to meet the increasing demands of an aging population whilst improving patient experiences and satisfaction. Innovation is key, and NHS Scotland’s continuing implementation of its TEC strategy is highly important to this.  Flo continues to be a sustainable innovation now adopted by two thirds of Scottish Health Boards, evident by the ...
    Posted 14 Jul 2017, 03:01 by Hollie O'Connell
  • Caring for Carers NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group Rachael Forbister TECS Programme Manager 11 July 2017 Sunderland Carers Connect Service  For those who don't know me, my name is Rachael Forbister, and I’m based at Sunderland CCG.  My role involves developing and leading on a number of TECS projects across the city, including Flo.  I've been very privileged to be involved in this work for over 5 years; every day I'm grateful, and every day I learn something new.  It certainly gets me out of bed on a morning!  Believe me, it's not a perfect world, and I've made plenty of mistakes along the way but that's how we learn and grow. Over the past 18 ...
    Posted 11 Jul 2017, 03:10 by Hollie O'Connell
  • East London patient's receiving "seamless service" to support self management with Flo East London NHS Foundation Trust  Raguraman Padmanabhan PGDip (Lond), BPT (Ind), MCSP, MAACP - Clinical and Operational Lead  29 June 2017 As the Clinical and Operational Lead for Telehealth at East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT), I have been leading on the partnership between ELFT and Florence since 2013 to support people with chronic physical illness, improving their treatment adherence, engagement and self-management.  The number of pathways, innovation ELFT are developing is expanding, an increase in positive outcomes is being delivered and there is growing recognition for the teams involved. ELFT is committed to facilitating integrated care and accessing best practice technology to support patients being managed in the community.  Examples of current pathways where Florence is supporting patients to ...
    Posted 30 Jun 2017, 06:17 by Hollie O'Connell
  • North East Regional Network Event 2017 Overview Simple Shared Healthcare Lisa Taylor Hannah Mountford  23 June 2017  Sharing best practice, igniting collaboration and building relationships   The 2nd annual North East Regional Network Event was held on 16th May 2017, hosted by Sunderland CCG and proved to be a day of sharing knowledge, building relationships and extending existing good practice.  The event hoped to capitalise on the success of the previous year’s event, and this was certainly the case! Regional events take place across the UK to provide community members with the opportunity to meet and discuss their current and proposed pathways, share best practice and offer the potential for future collaboration with organisations also using Flo nearby. Regional events are a great opportunity to share and ...
    Posted 23 Jun 2017, 01:47 by Hollie O'Connell
  • Supporting carers through loneliness and isolation with Flo Madeline Martin Carer Coordinator - Edinburgh Carer Support Team 05 June 2017 Helping carers to care through loneliness It is estimated that there are seven million people in the UK who are caring for older, sick or disabled loved ones.  In Edinburgh, the Scottish Health Survey (2013) estimated there were 65,084 unpaid carers.  From this number, 36% of carers provide 20 or more hours of unpaid care per week and 21% provide over 50 hours or more of unpaid care. Caring for a family member or friend can be a positive life experience but this can also be a cause of loneliness and isolation which can affect the carers own health and wellbeing.Chief Executive of Carers UK, Heléna Herklots ...
    Posted 5 Jun 2017, 09:39 by Hollie O'Connell
  • Person Shaped Support takes pressure off GPs in Liverpool Lee Lewis Liverpool Digital Health Service Manager 4 May 2017 Assisting the diagnosis and management hypertensive patients outside of the GP surgery The Digital Health Service in Liverpool are currently managed by Person Shaped Support (PSS). The primary purpose of the service is to introduce people to technology, empower people to use Florence to self-care and take more of a leading role in managing their blood pressure. They also aim to educate members of the local community about issues surrounding blood pressure, predominantly in primary care settings.What is Liverpool’s Digital Health Service? The approach we take is similar to the one we originally took as Health Trainers, in that individuals are referred to us from their GP ...
    Posted 5 May 2017, 04:37 by Hollie O'Connell
  • Across the UK, inclusive Flo helps patients regain control of their diabetes Simple.uk.net For patients, not profit Hannah Mountford Assistant to Director of Services and Community 25 April 2017Friendly Flo helps patients regain control of their diabetesFlo has been helping patients with diabetes to manage their condition for sometime now, and since being introduced to Flo, patients have since seen improvements in their health and clinicians report improved productivity and efficiency. It is useful to take an overview across all diabetic pathways that Flo supports to understand the differences that Flo has made to people’s lives, as well as what makes her so helpful to both patients and the clinicians.Many of the patients that Flo now supports had been experiencing difficulties in managing their diabetes before ...
    Posted 5 May 2017, 03:26 by Philip O'Connell
  • Boosting awareness of Telehealth in Lanarkshire - Fraser's story Euan Duguid Communications Support for Telehealth 21 February 2017Boosting awareness of Telehealth in Lanarkshire - Fraser's story  We use technology like mobiles and tablets at work at rest and at play.  For some, however, it may take a quantum leap of the imagination to picture the text message at the heart of health care.  For others, it may strike (unfounded) fear into their hearts – and suggest their friendly local health professional is being replaced by automation.  The fact is, Telehealth is now a major tranche of health and social care delivery – augmenting traditional supports, ensuring patient safety and supporting people to lead independent lives.My aim, from a communication perspective, was to raise awareness, providing a clear and reassuring ...
    Posted 25 Apr 2017, 07:58 by Hollie O'Connell
  • Astonished clinician's poem captures feelings about her friend, Flo    Lisa Taylor   10 February 2017Clinicians often tell us that after being disappointed with technology initiatives, at first they take a cautious approach with Flo, but Flo soon captures their hearts and minds. Seeing is believing and when the evidence of her impact on patient engagement is seen over and over again, delivering  positive changes in motivation and ability to self-care, apprehension gives way to confidence. We are always delighted to hear these real world stories backed by genuine evidence from clinical practice and they are told with such passion.   We really can't help but be emotionally moved by them. However Jill Hyden, ILCT Team Leader at Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership Trust went just one step ...
    Posted 12 Feb 2017, 06:32 by Philip O'Connell
  • Nuffield Trust: "Flo has been formally evaluated, with positive results" Phil O'Connell 24 November 2016 A few days ago, the Nuffield Trust published a Research Report; "The digital patient: transforming primary care? ".  The report provides welcome and thoroughly researched analysis on the use of digital services in healthcare in the UK."For this report, we conducted a literature review, interviewed 21 experts – including representatives from technology companies, policy, academia, patient organisations and health care providers – and held a workshop to test and refine four future scenarios. We also undertook four case studies comprising
 of desk research and one or more interviews with key people at the featured organisations.""A professional monitoring system in action: Florence (Flo) – a case study"We were delighted to find that Flo has been highlighted ...
    Posted 25 Nov 2016, 01:07 by Philip O'Connell
  • Epilepsy, Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia, Paediatric Diabetes, Parkinson's Disease and Gestational Diabetes at Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Anita Brockbank Una Brechany Karen Hamlen Kerry Camara Deirdre Frost 17 October 2016 Newcastle Upon Tyne Patient Stories and Experiences with Flo EPILEPSYFlorence has been successfully used by Newcastle Hospitals to motivate patients with epilepsy be more compliant with their medication; revealing impact amongst both with younger and older patients. Patients and their families report that they are now reassured that medication has been taken regularly and on time and feel supported in this, with this improved medication compliance resulting in improved symptom control. The team have also noticed that where the patient stopped Flo’s use after a short period, medication compliance was demonstrated to subsequently diminish,. The team feel ...
    Posted 17 Oct 2016, 05:43 by Philip O'Connell
  • Keeping it simple helped to change patients lives for the better NHS Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group Ann Hughes Practice Nurse and Telehealthcare Facilitator 25 August 2016 Keeping it Simple with Flo - Ann Hughes Technology is rapidly advancing and can offer all sorts of useful solutions that many of us use already in everyday life but I would be the first to confess that I am a complete technophobe. Therefore, any new technology that I am going to use and recommend to my patients has to be easy to use and understand.Florence (Flo) became my friend a few years ago and she has provided a simple way for me to help my patients to look after their own health better.  At first I was cautious but soon realised that ...
    Posted 25 Aug 2016, 06:23 by Philip O'Connell
  • Intellectual Property and Copyright of Simple Telehealth (Florence) pathways, protocols and content. simple.uk.net for patients, not profit  Phil O'Connell Creator of the NHS's Simple Telehealth & Florence Jackie Smart TECs Consultant 25 July 2016 With the continued spread and adoption of Simple Telehealth and Florence, our NHS members have asked for clarification on the ownership and use of Florence content and related materials to prevent misappropriation outside of the intended purpose.    Over time members of the Simple Telehealth Community have developed Florence and Simple Telehealth specific pathways, protocols and content, and without any thought of payment they have made them available to other like minded members of the Simple Telehealth Community to use safely with Florence for their own patients.It is the intention of contributing members that their ...
    Posted 13 Sep 2016, 05:40 by Philip O'Connell
  • Wolf or Sheep? Safety and due diligence for Commissioners simple.uk.net for patients, not profit   Phil O'Connell Creator of the NHS's Simple Telehealth & Florence 15 June 2016 “Design the best healthcare first and only then see if technology can improve it” Sir John Oldham Recently a colleague in Australia reminded me of our commitment as a ‘for patients, not profit’ Social Enterprise to project a positive influence on the TECs sector.  He related a story about how things had gone wrong with a particular Telehealth implementation and the reason given being;  'the failure was due to the supplier’s sales people overstating the efficacy of their product'.  Sighing, he added, 'But that’s exactly what their job is!'.  Recently members have been discussing the resurgence of ...
    Posted 15 Jul 2016, 06:33 by Philip O'Connell
  • Acute Care Leaders Recognise the Value of Flo simple.uk.net  for patients, not profit Lisa Taylor Senior Specialist & Thought Leader 2 June 2016 Acute Care Improving patient’s motivation and capability to self-care Recently, Flo has been taking greats strides forwards in secondary care with a significant increase in acute sector leaders recognising the value in supporting their patients to improve their capability and confidence to self-care, thereby delivering not only improved clinical outcomes but also increased productivity and capacity within teams. With ever increasing demand and a clear requirement to deliver higher quality at less cost, enabling patients to become active participants in their health care, confident in their condition management and how to access the right service, at the right time is key ...
    Posted 4 Jun 2016, 03:37 by Philip O'Connell
  • Annie - the VA's Self-Care Game Changer Washington DC  Veterans Affairs Medical Center   21 April 2016 VA’s New Messaging System to Help Veterans with Self-Care… “a Game Changer” Over the past two years, VA has been developing and field testing Annie, a new mobile messaging system that promotes self-care for Veterans. Annie sends regular, automated text message reminders to Veterans to help them track health information their VA care teams have requested.While Annie is still in limited field-test, VA is looking to make it available to Veterans everywhere this year. VA providers like Dr. Lynn Kataria, Chief of Neurology Education, and an attending physician in both neurology and sleep medicine at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center, already see the potential ...
    Posted 21 Apr 2016, 03:39 by Philip O'Connell
  • Kidney Unit at the Royal Stoke University Hospital embrace Flo (E026) University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust Gwyneth Lawson CNS Hypertension 28 March 2016 The Kidney Unit at the Royal Stoke University Hospital have embraced the opportunity to integrate Flo into their hypertension clinic pathway enabling patients to become more motivated and engaged in taking their pre-clinic home blood pressure readings whilst more reliably providing valuable diagnostic information for discussion at their appointment.Led by Gwyneth Lawson, CNS Hypertension, patients are invited to use Flo by the Doctors and Nurses in clinic as an alternative to a paper based diary with patients remembering to take, then write down their reading one-week prior to their appointment and bring the readings along. The team opportunistically identifies patients in clinic with ...
    Posted 28 Mar 2016, 09:18 by Philip O'Connell
  • News roundup March 2016 simple.uk.net for patients, not profit   Phil O'Connell  Creator of the NHS's Simple Telehealth & Florence  3 March 2016  One of the many joys of working with clinicians to genuinely improve patients ability to self care using the NHS's Simple Telehealth methodology and Florence (Flo), is each week hearing more moving personal stories of what such a simple change in a patient's engagement with their own healthcare can achieve. Witnessing the growth and increasing popularity of the Simple Telehealth TECs methodology among clinicians, inspires the continued sharing and dissemination of independent stories, learning and case studies and we look forward to the future with a clear "for patients, not profit" focus though our Social Enterprise, and ...
    Posted 30 Mar 2016, 07:47 by Philip O'Connell
  • Igniting Clinical Curiosity - Go with the Flo NHS Arden and GEM Commissioning Support Unit  Joan Pons Laplana Flo Clinical Lead  5 February 2016 The NHS is going through a tough moment. With increasing financial pressures and soaring demand, the NHS is changing. Questions over quality, services, technology and funding make it hard to imagine what the NHS might look like in 10 years’ time. For me there is one solution to make sure that the NHS continues to be the best health system in the world.  We need to turn the NHS upside down and empower frontline staff and patients.  If we really want to deliver patient centred care we need to give more control to our patients. Critical to the future of the NHS, is that ...
    Posted 9 Feb 2016, 00:53 by Philip O'Connell
  • Liverpool CCG Manages Referral Capacity and Workload in Primary Care via Flo NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group Sam McPartland Sharon Poll 22 January 2016 Liverpool CCG, via the MI Programme has successfully implemented Simple Telehealth for patient self-monitoring of blood pressure targeting people at risk of hypertension to support efficient diagnosis or exclusion.  Three different pathways incorporating Flo have been established designed by Sam McPartland and Sharon Poll, including direct referral and monitoring by the GP practice, by Health Trainers and monitoring through the telehealth hub in conjunction with Philips Motiva (see Fig. 1 below). Evaluation over a 6-month period revealed that patients reported feeling more in control of their health, more motivated to improve their health and had an increased awareness of their blood pressure. 95.6% of patients ...
    Posted 25 Aug 2016, 05:48 by Hollie O'Connell
  • (E019) Breastfeeding Support City Hospitals SunderlandNHS Foundation TrustGillian LundPublic Health Midwife16 January 2016The evidence is well established for the benefits to mother and baby of breastfeeding, with breastfeeding having some of the most wide-reaching and long lasting effects on a baby's health and development, more than anything else Mums can do for their newborn. Any amount of breastfeeding has a positive effect on Mum and baby and the longer breastfeeding continues, the longer the protection lasts and the greater the benefits. However, Sunderland has some of the poorest 6-week breastfeeding compliance rates, therefore in my role as Public Health Midwife with the lead for infant feeding and smoking in pregnancy I felt it was important ...
    Posted 25 Aug 2016, 05:50 by Hollie O'Connell
  • Why we do what we do Dougie Marks Health Psychologist University of the West of Scotland As heath professionals, a large part of our time seems to be spent telling other people what they should be doing, often with good reason. The evidence-based nature of healthcare means that training we go through as health professionals fills up eager clinicians with volumes and volumes of important information, just waiting to be transferred from their heads into those of patients. Eat healthy! Exercise often! Remember to take your medication! Come to the clinic! These are just some of the messages we try to impart to patients. The most common sense answer to the question, “Why don’t people do what is good for them?” is ...
    Posted 8 Dec 2015, 03:32 by Philip O'Connell
  • NHS Lanarkshire Development Day November 2015 Morag HeartyNHS LanarkshireNovember 2015Despite the howling gales and torrential rain we were delighted to welcome Karen Moore from Simple Shared Healthcare (Flo) to our second development day on Tuesday 10th November.Staff and managers from across the Health and Social care partnerships came to hear about Florence and discuss what it could offer to their services.  Lanarkshire has been fortunate in securing funding from the Scottish Government Technology Enabled Care programme (TEC) which will support the expansion of Home and Mobile Health Monitoring (HMHM) using Florence. Splitting the day up into sessions allowed our managers and staff to attend what was relevant/of interest to them i.e. the first session was aimed at managers and staff ...
    Posted 21 Jul 2016, 03:43 by Philip O'Connell
  • Scottish regional forum 'an incredible day'  Lisa Taylor 12th November 2015The second Simple Telehealth Regional Network Event took place on 11th November 2015 at Stirling University sponsored by the Scottish Government with delegates attending from all over Scotland.  The event was aimed at the development of a solid regional advocate and member network to increase opportunities for innovation and best practice with Flo.  The day proved to be an overwhelming success with teams actively sharing thoughts, ideas, case studies plus practical examples of their current experiences with Flo. The day also generated an opportunity for genuine collaboration across organisations on new applications, and also agreement around the standardisation of metrics for patient reported outcome measures linking in with regional strategy.  Those new to Flo had ...
    Posted 19 Aug 2016, 08:13 by Hollie O'Connell
  • Our series of Regional Forums kicks off in the East Midlands  Lisa Taylor 27th October 2015Supporting our members to increase capabilities for innovation and collaboration, we have kicked-off a series of  events across the UK aimed at the development of regional advocate and member networks.14th October 2015 marked a significant milestone in the maturity of Simple Telehealth across the UK with the 1st of such regional network events being held in the East Midlands supported by the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network.A diverse representation from Sheffield Combined Community and Acute Care Group, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Nottingham City CCG, NHS Mansfield and Ashfield CCG, NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands CSU, East Staffordshire CCG et al, contributed to an overwhelmingly positive day that truly ...
    Posted 19 Aug 2016, 08:16 by Hollie O'Connell
  • Integrating Flo into Higher Education Jayne Evans, Lecturer of Pre-Registration Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Staffordshire University (September 2015) Staffordshire University has been working in partnership with the nhssimple team for the past two years and have developed protocols for integrating Flo into the Higher Education arena. Primarily here at Staffs University, we are using Flo to support students as they enter into university life, this is known to be an exciting time for students however it can equally be an anxious time for many students; Flo is aimed at easing this passage into Higher Education. Students receive two types of messages from Flo, statements which offer information, reassurance and support, for example; ‘Hi, it’s FLO. Welcome to Staffs Uni! We are delighted ...
    Posted 21 Oct 2015, 04:30 by Philip O'Connell
  • Enabling Self Management of Wound Care - Pennine Care Foundation Trust Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust Pennine Care Foundation Trust have integrated Flo into their community wound care pathway. Aimed specifically at supporting the shared management plan agreed between the patient and district nurse, empowering patients to self-manage their own wound care and providing a convenient alternative to visiting a treatment room or home visit. Driven by the patient or carers level of skill, ability and confidence, the complexity and type of wound care is assessed and where the patient and clinician agree that supported self-management is appropriate Flo is commenced supported by a patient or carer competency framework ensuring confidence and skill. During the initial assessment the practitioner identifies where Flo can support wound management and provides appropriate ...
    Posted 19 Aug 2016, 07:38 by Hollie O'Connell
  • Joanne Levey, Telehealth Project Manager at Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Hospitals Foundation Trust Reflects on the Simple Telehealth Community The Newcastle upon Tyne HospitalsNHS Foundation Trust Joanne Levey - recently appointed Telehealth Project Manager at Royal Victoria Infirmary Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne, reflects on the unique benefits she’s enjoyed as new member of the Simple Telehealth Community. Joanne reflects how the Simple Telehealth Community has been an essential enabler to the adoption and expansion of Simple Telehealth in the North East, providing a flexible, supportive and collaborative environment for clinicians to innovate with Flo, increasing the quality and effectiveness of the care they deliver. For more information about how the Community can help new and existing members collaborate, share ideas and expand into new areas or adopt existing best practice, please contact lisa.taylor@simple.uk.net ...
    Posted 1 Jun 2016, 03:35 by Philip O'Connell
  • Karen Moore Reflects on her 1st Year with Flo  Karen Moore July 23rd 2015Karen Moore, Simple Telehealth Specialist, reflects on her 1st 12 months supporting clinicians to help their patients to help themselves with Flo. Last week marked my first year with the Flo team and to celebrate I thought I’d share with you some of the highlights. As some of you already know before I joined the Flo family I worked for a number of years in the NHS managing projects both big and small and the one thing I always thought to be true was that change in the NHS is hard work and making it stick is even harder! One year on and I think I can safely say I’ve been proved wrong ...
    Posted 19 Aug 2016, 08:18 by Hollie O'Connell
  • NHS Lanarkshire Heart Failure Nurses Improve Patient Reassurance and Control via Flo A local press release describes how a patient has retained his independence and gained reassurance and confidence over managing his condition following discharge from hospital with the help of Flo. LOCAL PRESS RELEASE 7th April 2015 A former charity worker who dedicated his time to helping others has revealed how the power of text has offered him vital reassurance in his own time of need. Bill Alcorn (63), from Biggar in South Lanarkshire, managed a Befriending Project for Bethany Christian Trust in Edinburgh, which was geared to keeping older people connected to their communities. But a severe heart attack in 2011, followed by a series of related problems which led to Bill facing the possibility of a heart transplant, put ...
    Posted 19 Aug 2016, 07:40 by Hollie O'Connell
  • Diabetes Care Management Transformed by District Nursing Team in Great Wyrley (E018) Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership  NHS Trust  Lisa Taylor February 2015 After introducing Flo to support their diabetic caseload, the team have renewed a patient’s confidence in managing her condition giving the patient freedom to get on with her life. Since September 2014, the patient had been receiving twice-daily visits and phone calls from the district nurse and diabetes team until the district nurse team recognised that Flo could be a potential source of support for the patient in administering her insulin as prescribed. So far the patient’s response to Flo has been overwhelmingly positive and to date no further visits or telephone consultations with the teams have been required regarding the patient’s diabetes care ...
    Posted 25 Aug 2016, 06:10 by Hollie O'Connell
  • Approaches and Reflection on Implementing Technology at Scale in Liverpool Dave Horsfield, Programme Manager, More Independent (MI) Programme - Liverpool CCG provides an excellent, outcome focussed overview of Liverpool's approach and vision regarding the integration of technology at scale. Liverpool CCG have commissioned Flo as part of their local telehealth offering and identified the role of the Health Trainer as an ideal interface with patients to support the diagnosis, or exclusion of hypertension via Flo at GP practice level. Supporting local spread and engagement, Liverpool Community Healthcare Trust are also utilising Flo for their COPD patient cohort in a step down model from Philips Motiva. The short video is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN8hz486Hao For more information please contact Dave.horsfield@liverpoolccg.nhs.uk or Lisa ...
    Posted 31 Jul 2015, 07:38 by Philip O'Connell
  • Dr. Martin McShane Reflects on the Future of Care for Patients with Long Term Conditions A short video from NHS England (Jan, 2015) where Dr. Martin McShane, NHS England's Director for long term conditions answers questions such as how NHS England is supporting commissioners to improve outcomes for patients and how technology can address the challenges facing the NHS today and highlights Flo. Dr. McShane refers to his experiences of listening to patients who have experienced technology to support and empower their care, and highlights Flo as an example of technology transforming the experience of care and the ability for patients to self manage. Video: Dr Martin McShane - The future of care for patients with long term conditions Lisa Taylor, February 2015
    Posted 31 Jul 2015, 07:57 by Philip O'Connell
  • Implementation of Flo at City Hospitals Sunderland Highlighted in CQC Report as "Outstanding Practice" The integration of Flo into the pathway for pregnancy mothers at City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust in supporting the monitoring of both gestational diabetes and mild pregnancy induced hypertension has been highlighted by the Care Quality Commission as outstanding practice in their recent report. City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust developed the use of Simple Telehealth in 2012/13 using a multi-matrix, multi-partner model in collaboration with NHS England Northern Senate to support two common pregnancy complications: gestational diabetes (affecting 4.5% of pregnant women) and mild pregnancy induced hypertension (affecting 5-10% of the pregnant population). The aim of the initial pilot was to determine the practical application of Simple Telehealth, the clinical/non-clinical benefits ...
    Posted 31 Jul 2015, 08:48 by Philip O'Connell
  • Patient with White Coat Syndrome Describes the Impact of using Flo on BBC Oxfordshire A patient suffering with white coat syndrome from Aylesbury and Chiltern CCG has described their use of Flo in managing their hypertension to BBC Oxfordshire. The interview describes the mechanics and methodology of how and why Cathy sends her blood pressure reading twice a day to Flo in support of the management of her hypertension and the resulting impact that this has made for her. Cathy finds Flo reassuring and also describes the opportunity that her GP now has to use accurate and timely data to manage her blood pressure, avoiding the requirement to have multiple readings taken by her GP in an attempt to avoid the impact that her white coat syndrome typically had. Cathy describes that she feels ...
    Posted 19 Aug 2016, 08:46 by Hollie O'Connell
  • Double National Award Win for Innovative Mental Health Team with Flo The Mental Health Team in Tameside and Glossop have won a 2nd national award for its innovative use of Flo to support their service users. Healthy Minds Tameside and Glossop was awarded the Innovation in Mental Health prize at the Health Business Awards ceremony in London on 4th December 2014. The award was presented by GP Dr Sarah Jarvis, a health and medical reporter for BBC’s The One Show. The team, which is part of Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, was recognised for its use of the interactive ‘Flo Telehealth’ scheme which allows staff to contact service users quickly and easily and give them personalised care information. The most recent win comes just a month after the team ...
    Posted 31 Jul 2015, 09:17 by Philip O'Connell
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