The AHSN Network has supported many innovators to help advance our health and care system. Find out more about successful innovations supported by the NHS.
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REST EASY Training - Mental health support for schools, families and businesses.
REST EASY Training offer a simple, affordable, effective wellbeing methodology for schools, staff & families. The method forms part of a whole school approach & intervention strategy that teaches children, parents & staff how to recognise & manage emotions using our simple REST EASY acronym. We are evaluated against the NICE guidelines for social, emotional & mental wellbeing needs in schools & meet all DfE pinciples & SEL requirements.
HN is a healthcare company that delivers AI guided case-finding, clinical coaching, remote monitoring, and virtual ward solutions to the NHS. They combine health coaching with data-science expertise for Primary Care Networks (PCN) throughout England. The service is managed entirely by HN and is fully financed by the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS). The company's health coaches work with patients to improve their health literacy, build confidence and empowerment and get them to the point where they are pro-active in managing their health. This reduces their reliance on the system and alleviates pressure on primary care resources and GP workloads.
Arc remote examination and monitoring for care homes
Arc allows a clinician to remotely perform real-time comprehensive examinations on a patient. Clinicians can detect deterioration earlier and make accurate diagnoses avoiding unnecessary hospitalisation and clinician time that would have otherwise been spent on travel.Arc offers an integrated stethoscope, blood pressure machine, pulse oximeter, thermometer and high definition camera for the ears and oropharynx.CCGs across England trust Arc. Arc is part of NHSX’s National Innovation Collaborative programme.
The ability to analyse the data collected by the NHS is critical to delivering high-quality healthcare, especially in mental health where the demand on services is increasing in an environment already stretched in terms of capacity and resource. Community mental health teams have rising caseloads, increasingly with complex mental health problems. Practitioners are prioritising managing risk with limited time to deliver recovery-based care which would support the journey back into appropriate primary care services.At a system, team or individual caseload level, MaST enables frontline staff, managers and clinicians to identify risks and issues and improve the quality and safety of patient care.
Thrive: theatre rooms in virtual environments
Thrive for Endoscopy is a software tool for the efficient planning of endoscopy lists that maximises the number of patients seen within existing resources. Using deeper analytics Thrive facilitates; prompt list start and finish times, efficient room utilisation, reduced turnaround times that helps to reduce overrunning.
Optilume drug coated balloon for the treatment of urethral stricture
The Optilume Drug Coated Balloon (DCB) procedure is an innovative treatment for urethral stricture in adult males >18 years old. It is novel compared to existing endoscopic standard of care as it incorporates urethral dilation, to widen the strictured area, with an anti-proliferative drug (Paclitaxel) which is delivered circumferentially along the strictured inner urethral wall to prevent the fibrotic tissue response associated with stricture recurrence. The procedure itself follows established practices for urethral stricture with the ability to be performed via direct endoscopic visualization under local anaesthesia in an outpatient setting.
Dignio Integrated Care Platform
Dignio offer a solution built to accommodate a seamless journey for individuals and care providers across increasingly complex care needs (self-management, domiciliary care, residential care, end of life care). The aim is to help keep people out of hospital, and in the safe hands of their care team in the comfort of their home. They provide a modern, easy to use remote care platform and connected devices to alert professionals if they need to act, and to engage people in their care. Health and social care teams across a region can use Dignio to monitor a single illness or a range of conditions. This has led to significantly reduced hospital admissions, and is saving healthcare millions of pounds.
Current technology solutions are focusing on providing trusts with platforms to facilitate the recruitment and the allocation of NHS bank staff. However, there are not enough NHS bank staff to cover all vacancies. Bank staff can only work 48 hours per week, so most vacancies are still assigned to agencies. The NHS long-term plan aims to reduce agency spend and Rohme provides a model that enables agencies to be more efficient and cost-effective.
Lantum is a digital workforce management platform that transforms how healthcare organisations manage their workforce, end-to-end. It is the only platform to offer connected scheduling – with a staff bank, rota tool and clinician network all in one place. It makes it easy to source, schedule and mobilise staff across organisational boundaries to improve service delivery while making significant savings on administration time and agency costs (with one client on track to save £1.1 million in the first year). Lantum is an essential foundation for healthcare organisations to deliver on the NHS plan to provide more integrated services.
ShinyMind - interactive wellbeing and resilience resource.
ShinyMind is a uniquely interactive mindset resource co-created with the Walton Centre NHS FT, which improves wellbeing, resilience and teamwork, delivered via a mobile application and wellbeing campaign. Independent research shows it to reduces everyday stress and anxiety, leaving people feeling happier and more productive. Its foundation is a blend of science and research carried out by our leadership psychotherapists into what makes your people feel better, their teams work better and ultimately sees organisations perform better. Already used by thousands of NHS staff across the country, ShinyMind has unique community messaging functions creating connection and support within teams and organisations.
Stribe helps teams communicate and be heard, making it simple to improve employee engagement and wellbeing. Stribe gives employees a voice and provides employers with insights that lead to real business change.
Meru Health remote therapy program
The Meru Health therapy programme is a structured 12-week remote therapy programme for the treatment of depression, anxiety and burnout. The treatment combines evidence-based exercises and content with continuous support from a personal, licensed therapist, as well as an HRV biofeedback function.