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  • Digital innovations tested to support vulnerable people during COVID-19 outbreak

    24 April 2020

    New parents, unpaid carers, the homeless, young people and cancer patients could benefit from digital solutions as part of the TechForce19 challenge.People who may be particularly vulnerable or isolated during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including new parents, the homeless, unpaid carers, young people and cancer patients, could soon ben... Read more >

  • Testing platform supports target of 100,000 COVID-19 tests per day

    12 April 2020

    A new platform has been set up to support the drive to achieve 100,000 coronavirus tests per day by the end of April – the platform can be accessed at https://testingmethods.crowdicity.comIn addition to scaling up existing technologies and channels, the government is looking for innovative solutions in specific areas. Solutions, ideas and commen... Read more >

  • Lifelight supporting GP Surgery for COVID-19 contactless observations

    2 April 2020

    Lifelight is currently being trialled at St Clements Practice, Winchester to support assessment of patients with suspected COVID-19.Lifelight measures blood pressure, heart rate and respiratory rate aiding the assessment of these potentially unwell patients while reducing the need for contact between healthcare professional and patient as well a... Read more >

  • Tech challenge launched to offer digital support during COVID-19 outbreak

    24 March 2020

    Tech challenge launched to combat effects of social isolation;Innovators urged to find ways to deliver mental health and social care support digitally;£500,000 worth of Government funding available to start work within weeks.People confined at home because of Coronavirus (COVID-19) could soon benefit from new technology to combat the effects of ... Read more >

  • How is the AHSN Network supporting the response to COVID-19?

    23 March 2020

    All AHSNs within the AHSN Network are actively supporting the NHS and social care system regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. If you would like advice on immediate or future needs, and how best to present your offer to local and/ or national commissioners, please contact the commercial team at your local AHSN via the AHSN Network Innovation Exchange... Read more >

  • Helping older people stay hydrated at home

    20 March 2020

    Good hydration helps keep the mind and body healthy and prevents someone becoming dehydrated. At the AHSN, we have developed several resources to help, especially in these unprecedented times. During this time of self-isolation due to COVID-19, we wanted to share these resources with you to help support older people, their carers’ and families.D... Read more >

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Guest blog: Professor Martin J Vernon describes the national health policy on clinical frailty

Martin qualified in 1988 in Manchester. He trained as a Geriatrician in North West England a...

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