Forget Brexit, what about the real challenge, Social Care?
As we walk gleefully along the road to Christmas, there is one more hurdle that we need to vault before we get to see jolly old St. Nick. It feels as though whoever wins the upcoming election, the British public will have some movement towards certainty on the matter of Brexit. It has been the country's main focus for far too long:
- Conservatives – A Brexit that could be from medium to hard by end of 2020
- Labour – A slower path through to certainty but following negotiation and then a referendum we would get certainty
- Liberal Democrats – Brexit cancelled straight away
Liberty Protection Safeguards, the critical changes from DoLS
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) have been in operation since 2009 but after 10 years, the Mental Capacity Act has been amended, and they will be replaced by Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) from spring next year.
The change was heavily debated within Parliament and passed by a narrow margin. With such a delicate subject it is no surprise that the proposed changes have brought with them a wave of discussion and intrigue. In this article, we are concerned with how they will protect the rights of the individual.
Artificial Intelligence and the possibilities of billions saved in health and social care
2050. It seems like a long way off but like the impending storm that is Brexit, it will be here sooner than we know. Experts in the sector believe that this will be a key year for Artificial Intelligence (AI) as this is the year that experts predict AI will be able to perform any intellectual task a human can perform.
Children's Social Care
How do you design the perfect case recording solution?
There will be many schools of thought on this as to what information needs to be included and what needs to be excluded. What we believe is that as many pieces of the jigsaw as possible are required to create the best possible case record. By including as much information as you can, you will ensure that the individual in front of you receives the best care available.
Birmingham Children’s Trust has launched with ECLIPSE from OLM
Birmingham City Council is the largest local authority in Europe. They represent the largest number of constituents as a single authority, at more than one million. With so many depending on them for such a wide range of services, they knew that they needed to look to technology in order to create efficiencies. This is where they found ECLIPSE and a means in which to effectively change their working practices.
OLM secures place on the G-Cloud 11 Framework
The UK Government G-Cloud Framework is an initiative targeted at easing procurement by public-sector bodies in departments of the United Kingdom Government of information technology services that use Cloud computing.
Royal Wolverhampton Trust ECLIPSE project shortlisted for two national awards
It is with great pleasure that we are pleased to announce that we have been nominated for two awards at this year’s HTN Awards. Alongside The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, we have been nominated for the Impact of the year and User-lead innovation awards. Two awards that demonstrate our commitment to health and social care, creating solutions that make a difference.
Delayed Transfers of Care - where are we now?
Much like the fabled, Green Paper for Social Care, Delayed Transfers of Care seem to have been forgotten about. Only to be heard of in passing and used alongside much bigger stories but what should we take from this? Should we assume now that the problems have subsided and are under control? Should we take this as the delays have reduced and no longer cost the NHS nearly a billion a year? Or do we take it that other concerns have overshadowed those associated with Delayed Transfers of Care?
Will NHSx make a difference?
Sounding like an extra from the next Terminator film, the new NHS Unit (NHSx) has been tasked with, ‘Driving forward the digital transformation of health and social care’. A noble cause and one that we applaud. Fax machines belong in a museum and not within the confines of a modern healthcare organisation, especially one that deals with an average of a million patients every 36 hours.