As of April 13th 2021 in the United States, about 75.3 million people have been fully vaccinated. In the UK, more than 5 million people have received their second dose. The travel industry has long been waiting for the moment where widespread vaccina [ ... ]
Top three focus points for health and social care transformation
Julia Ross is the Chief Strategist for Care and Health with PredictX. She is a former nurse and social worker and is an expert on the TechUK Health and Social Care Council. Read more for her take on current challenges for health and social care trans [ ... ]
Delayed! Optimising the Care Pathway to address DToC
Delayed Transfer of Care (DToC) is a phrase most health practitioners have heard all too often. Most patients, in actual fact, seem to hear it all too often. It is defined as the period of continued hospital stay after a patient is deemed medically f [ ... ]
Top five revolutionary digital technologies for healthcare
In June 2017, Theresa May announced an increase of £20 billion a year to the NHS’s budget ahead of their 70th birthday. This boost in funding holds new promise for healthcare services, yet there is a continuous pressure to ensure the money does not g [ ... ]
Japan has the highest population of older people in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Over a quarter of Japan’s population is over 65 years of age yet the working age population shrinks by one percent each year. [ ... ]
Data is the new oil – so let’s drill for it together
Data driven” start-ups are the wildcatters of the new economy. They prospect for digital oil, extract it and turn it into clever new services, from analysing X-rays and CAT scans to determining where to spray herbicide on a field”, according to The [ ... ]
In the 1970s, when I was a young social worker in A&E, most of the emergencies referred to us were mental health, hopeless drunks, homeless people and child protection. Older people were rare referrals but in those days there were many geriatric [ ... ]
As ADASS looks forward to its annual Spring seminar, now becoming a regular austerity event in Yarnfield, the recent report published by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) National Standards, Local Risks: The Geography of Local Authority Funded S [ ... ]
There’s been a great deal of noise in the press recently about NHS rationing. First it was the canteen sandwiches and then much more seriously, the headline grabbing announcement of the decision in the West Midlands to ration hip and knee replacemen [ ... ]
An extra £2bn for social care over the next three years : Will it make a difference?
Phillip Hammond’s Budget statement includes an extra £2bn for social care over the next three year. A step towards addressing the rising clamours for the cuts in social care spending to be redressed. The noise in the system is understandable given [ ... ]
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