Failure to have an adequate nurse workforce plan for the NHS over the past 10 years is one of the major reasons for current escalating deficits among trusts in England, MPs have been told. Economics and policy experts told the Commons’ health select committee this week that savings had initially been made in the early […]
NHS patients diagnosed with long-term illnesses could monitor their symptoms and conditions remotely, if proposals announced last week get the go ahead. This would be made possible through wearable technology, smartphone apps and digital clothing that would be linked to the wearer´s medical records, it was reported in The Telegraph. This is just one part […]
In a time of severe financial constraint, the NHS is being asked to make productivity savings of £22 billion by 2020/21. However, this report argues that, rather than looking at efficiency and costs, the NHS should be focusing on getting better value from its budget. The report looks at trends in NHS productivity in three […]
Hip fractures are serious fall injuries that often result in long-term functional impairment, nursing home admission and increased mortality.1,2 As our population ages, the number of hip fractures is likely to increase. HOW BIG IS THE PROBLEM? Annually, there are at least 258,000 hospital admissions for hip fractures among people aged 65 and older.3 More than […]
Approach Medical’s Managing Director Christian Symonds talks with DeRoyal’s European Sales Manager Rob MacNeill on the challenges that lie ahead for the healthcare industry and working as a distributor in the UK market.
There is considerable evidence that preventing patient falls can reduce cost and shorten length of stay (LOS). So, in a cash constrained NHS, can technology interventions really assist in preventing falls and are technology solutions affordable? Why do patients fall? There are multiple reasons; Mental health/confused patients Post-surgery complications & rehabilitation Dehydration (a whole debate […]