Community Strength and Balance Project

Community Strength and Balance Project

Why are we doing this? The project is recruiting volunteers aged 65+ from different community groups from all over Sheffield to help test a new, innovative device called QTUG™ (Quantitative Timed Up and Go) manufactured by Kinesis Health Technologies.  It is a device for the assessment of falls risk and frailty. The rationale underlying the […]

Latest Blog – Digital Health Champions!

Latest Blog – Digital Health Champions!

Approaches for increasing health professionals’ capacity to support patients with digital health skills. Research? Service Design? Training Needs Analysis? Who cares what you call it; it’s about understanding people and relationships as best you can. Since May 2017 I’ve been working with one of the NHS Test Beds in Sheffield. It’s called the Sheffield City […]

Digital Health Training – supporting patients to use technology to manage their health

Digital Health Training – supporting patients to use technology to manage their health

This training is for those working in patient-facing roles in health and social care, across South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw, to enable, encourage and support people with long-term conditions to use digital tools for self-management.   The training will be organised around five key themes:   Language – how we talk about technology and how it […]

OPPORTUNITY TO TEST WHETHER NEW MOBILE PHONE APP COULD HELP IN A HEALTH EMERGENCY

OPPORTUNITY TO TEST WHETHER NEW MOBILE PHONE APP COULD HELP IN A HEALTH EMERGENCY

People across South Yorkshire are being offered the opportunity to test the SOS UK phone app which could potentially help healthcare professionals  to know about allergies, conditions or other important facts about themselves in an emergency.   The app, which is being offered free of charge to users as part of the Perfect Patient Pathway […]

Smart plug to help dementia sufferers

Smart plug to help dementia sufferers

Extract taken from the Yorkshire Post Published: 09:39 Wednesday 25 October 2017 Author: Catherine Scott   Smart plug pioneered in Yorkshire could help dementia sufferers A unique research project in Sheffield aims to help people with dementia live more independently. Catherine Scott reports. A study looking into independent living and support for people with mild […]

NHS England – Test Beds, the story so far

NHS England – Test Beds, the story so far

Seven NHS and industry partnerships are testing combinatorial innovations in real-world settings, under the Test Beds Programme. Frontline health and care workers in seven areas will pioneer and evaluate the use of novel combinations of interconnected devices such as wearable monitors, data analysis and ways of working which will help patients stay well and monitor their […]