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NHS priorities for 2022

By Izzie Wilson | January 5, 2022

On Christmas eve NHS England published its 2022/23 priorities and operational planning guidance, highlighting its 10 priorities for the year ahead. NHS priorities Invest in our workforce Respond to COVID-19 ever more effectively Deliver significantly more elective care to tackle the elective backlog Improve the responsiveness of urgent and emergency care (UEC) and build community…

Supporting people at home – funding opportunities

By Wendy Naylor | November 19, 2021

The second phase of the Digital Health Partnership Award is now open, giving NHS organisations in England another chance to bid for funding to help scale digital products and services that enable people to remotely monitor their health and care. Following a successful first round of the funding, NHSX is once again looking to support a number…

Healthy planet, healthy people

By Izzie Wilson | November 4, 2021

Over the next two weeks, the world will unite to tackle climate change for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). The BMJ held a panel session “Net-Zero Healthcare: working together for a healthier future“. Lord David Prior, chair of NHS England joined the panel, along with Dame Emma Walmsley, CEO of…

ADI Health can help with your Digital Maternity Fund

By Wendy Naylor | November 1, 2021

The Digital Maternity fund (part of the Unified Tech Fund) is now open for applications from: Local Maternity Systems (LMNS) Individual NHS trusts or combined LMNS or an individual NHS trust in partnership with either ICSs, CCGs or regional digital leads Applications close on 15th November, we understand time is limited and therefore we want…

Can our NHS get to net zero?

By Izzie Wilson | October 25, 2021

Climate change is a key issue within today’s society, and it poses a major threat to our planet. An overlooked issue is that the climate emergency is also a health emergency. Climate change has direct and immediate consequences on our health and if we do not act to make a change, it will have severe…

Don’t miss out on funding opportunities

By Wendy Naylor | October 18, 2021

ADI Health can help plug your knowledge gaps! As part of the NHS Planning Guidance issues on Sept 30th, it was announced that a £250m Elective Recovery Technology Fund (ETRF) had been established to help implement digital solutions that will make a real difference to elective recovery.  It is part of the ‘Targeted Investment Fund’…

The digital revolution can support waiting lists!

By Izzie Wilson | October 18, 2021

ADI Health hosted a webinar, where we discussed how the digital and technological revolution is helping to improve hospital waiting lists. Mike Farrar, Independent Management Consultant (former Chief Executive of NHS Confederation, and Northwest and West Yorkshire Strategic Health Authorities) led the conversation with a general background of the NHS backlog. Jill Lomas, MSK Programme…

“Enjoying life rather than enduring life”

By Frances Cole | October 4, 2021

Shifting the focus to self-management Persistent or chronic pain is a huge challenge (1). It is the single biggest reason people in the UK visit primary care and in 2019 was recognised by the WHO as a priority disease. Persistent pain is bio-psycho-social phenomenon and cannot be ‘fixed’ or cured. It requires person-centred management to…

What have we learnt from COVID-19?

By Mike Farrar | August 10, 2021

Five things we have learnt from COVID-19 that can help us design new services in a different way – starting with Long COVID Long COVID is an unpredictable and extremely disruptive and challenging condition which can bring severe ongoing discomfort and difficulty for its sufferers. Early indications suggest it is hard to predict which people…

The need for digital revolution

By Izzie Wilson | June 10, 2021

We are starting to see the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel as shops, pubs, and restaurants start to open. Although we are far from returning to “normal”, we are able to reflect on what COVID-19 has taught us over the last 15 months. One of the main areas of conversation is the…