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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SnoRelief is sound classification algorithm to detect and classify snoring sounds and sleep apnoea
SnoRelief is a sound classification algorithm to detect and classify snoring sounds and sleep apnoea by utilising a group of deep learning algorithms. The algorithms will classify sleep apnoea completely remotely without the patient needing to attach/wear any sensors, as it uses only audio data to make decisions via a patients Smartphone.
BLOSSOM1 - Personal Hygiene Assistant
Hygiene is a fundamental requirement for good health. However, 6.55 million people with disabilities in the UK require assistance with their personal hygiene daily tasks. Technology is currently used in a very limited or inefficient manner and therefore hygiene maintenance is challenging. BLOSSOM1 - Personal Hygiene Assistant® is a body cleansing device, that makes hygiene simple, effective, dignified and refreshing for people with physical challenges or limitations, simultaneously generating value for their caregivers. The objective of the device is to consolidate and automate the manual processes of rinsing, soaping, scrubbing and drying in a single, sleek and practical device.
Maintaining diabetes structured education courses across south London
The Health Innovation Network (HIN) has worked with partners across the two south London Integrated care systems (ICS’s) to expand the provision of Diabetes structured education services to include digital and remote options to help manage the condition remotely.
Supporting ESCAPE-pain sites to deliver through digital during covid-19
The HIN’s ESCAPE-pain team received requests from sites that were eager to pilot ESCAPE-pain classes using a digital platform. The team adapted to meet this need and supported sites to trial virtual delivery if they could.
Increasing the number of care home residents in Lambeth supported by a Co-ordinate My Care plan
The Health Innovation Network (HIN), in partnership with the End of Life Clinical network for London, secured funding from the NHS England (NHSE) personalisation team to work with Marie Curie nurses to create CMC records for care home residents in three nursing homes in South East London over a five week period.
Supporting care home staff to look after their wellbeing during a pandemic: the My Wellbeing training programme
The HIN partnered with training provider Hayat Consultancy to run a pilot online training course for care home staff in south London to improve mental wellbeing. This was intended to support care home staff who were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
ioniTOUCH antimicrobial keyboards and mice: a cost effective tool for infection control
Health Innovation Manchester has supported Diamond Electronics in understanding the NHS landscape, validate the need for the product and brokered introductions for gathering feedback. The ioniTOUCH keyboards have been presented and attracted interest from NHS procurement specialists, infection control, Laboratory and Informatics teams in the region. It was clear that the challenges faced by infection control teams regarding transmission of bacteria through frequently touched surfaces was incredibly important, and keyboards are considered a high risk, if not cleaned properly. Support has led us to enter a procurement framework and will enable us to gather more real-world feedback the keyboards have been placed in locations around Manchester. So far the response has been incredibly positive, keyboards being received well by users, especially in theatres and treatment rooms and we have received orders from clinical research laboratories and dentists across the UK.
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.
X-PERT Diabetes Digital Programme
This diabetes digital platform, available on smart phones, tablets and computers, includes six sessions on diabetes education. It enables users to understand more about their diabetes using visually engaging content delivered through animated videos, quizzes, games and interactive goal setting. It also includes inbuilt tracking functions and access to a user forum. Users are supported to set realistic and achievable goals, and have access to help from a trained health coach.