Author: Stephen Flanagan

Bright Start for Innovative Sure Call Service

Leading housing and care provider Bield are taking full advantage of advances in technology to create services that enable service-users to lead fuller, more flexible lives, while at the same time reducing the workload of care providers. ‘Sure Call’ is an automated daily well-being call service that arranges a telephone call every day or on specific days depending on the individual’s requirements. Managed by Bield Response 24 (BR24), tenants answer calls in the morning at a time of their choosing and identify, by selecting an option, whether they need any assistance. If assistance is requested, BR24 will contact the individual...

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NHS funding for advanced prosthetic technology imminent

Amputees in England living with above-knee limb loss are awaiting the imminent decision, from the NHS, for funding approval of a vital and necessary policy; Clinical Commissioning Policy: Microprocessor Controlled Prosthetic Knees. This policy would give above-knee amputees living in England access, via the NHS, to a life changing Microprocessor Controlled Prosthetic Knee (MPK). If funding is approved it is hoped that by making MPKs more widely available on the NHS quality of limb loss rehabilitation will be improved at a national level. Hundreds of eligible above-knee amputees living in England would have access to one of the safest...

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Astor-Bannerman appoints new specialist product adviser

As part of its ongoing expansion, Astor-Bannerman is delighted to announce the appointment of Dominique Higgins to the role of Specialist Product Advisor who will be responsible for London and the M25 area. In her new role, Dominique will be advising and demonstrating the range of Astor-Bannerman specialist adjustable baths, changing tables and hoists to Occupational Therapists and their clients.  “I am very excited about joining Astor-Bannerman.  The range of bathing and hoisting solutions are just fantastic and it’s easy to see how that make a real difference to the lives of the user, their family and carers. Increasing...

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Gold standard – and not just the name

Occupational Therapists have a lot on their plate, so when you have almost 300 of them together at once, you need to make sure their time is well-spent. This is a challenge that Yorkshire Care Equipment, Harrogate’s premier healthcare equipment supplier, has risen to for four consecutive years. Their YORTRAIN GOLD training day took place on October 10th at the prestigious Pavilions of Harrogate, and was jam-packed with various speakers, breakout sessions, and exhibition stands where professionals could try out the latest equipment available with product specialists. The day kicked off with tea and coffee on arrival, and a motivational...

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HSBC launches new British sign language service in branches

New service makes it easier for deaf BSL users to contact HSBC in branch HSBC is making it easier for deaf British Sign Language (BSL) customers to carry out their day-to-day banking in its branches by providing instant access to a BSL interpreter, the bank has announced. Video Remote Interpretation will be available to both personal and business customers in branches and commercial centres, making it easier for deaf BSL users to communicate with HSBC. The introduction of BSL Video Remote Interpretation follows HSBC’s successful launch of the BSL Video Relay service earlier in the year, enabling deaf BSL...

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