- OVOE: Social Night, Wednesday 25th May 2016
25 May 2016
Alison signed us all in and the social team were Sam, Kirsten, John and Shelby. Gavin and Kelvin sold bingo books. The tuck shop and catering team were Paul and Lee. Chris was fundraising by selling raffle tickets for a Father’s Day raffle he organised to be drawn on June 16th at Bowling. Tonight I […]
- OVOE: Made Up at ARC, Tuesday 24th May 2016
24 May 2016
Shelby, Nicole, Emma and Ella went to see a show at ARC with Alison called Made Up. Before the show they had tea in the No 60 Cafe, which was a vegetarian pizza. Then they went in to the theatre. In the show there was a beautician and a person who sat on the salon […]
- OVOE: Incredibowls, Thursday 19th May 2016
19 May 2016
Alison signed us in the the iZettle system on the iPad while Gavin went round everyone selling raffle tickets. Gavin had arranged his own raffle and the prizes were a tub of Celebrations chocolates and a teddy. Gavin also handed out our score sheets. Tonights social team were Stacey, Chris, Sam and Lauren. Gavin was […]
- OVOE: Let’s Get Creative, Thursday 12th May 2016
12 May 2016
Richard collected the money from the group.Stacey and I went up in the lift to the No.60 cafe to order our food and drink. Cheryl said one of the staff members would bring our food down to the art room. Grace was busy painting a rock. We painted our rocks like a Turkish Delight and a […]
- OVOE: Social Night, Wednesday 27th April 2016
27 Apr 2016
Gavin signed us all in to the iZettle system and everybody showered me with birthday cards and presents. I was just so speechless and delighted to receive my cards and presents. DJ Willows ran my disco and Angela was busy fundraising selling her cakes for £1 each. By the time I had opened all of […]
- OVOE: Incredibowls, Thursday 21st April 2016
21 Apr 2016
Gavin signed us all in to the iZettle system – Gav does a great job but I would like to try it one day. Before going to the lanes Alison gave out the committee badges to wear. We were on lanes 1, 2 and 3. I was on raffle duty with Gav and picked out […]
- OVOE: Incredibowls, Thursday 7th April 2016
7 Apr 2016
Alison signed us all in to the iZettle system because it is the start of membership renewal so the system needed changing slightly. When we got to our lanes there was a little issue between some of our members, but the committee dealt with it quickly and they did a really good job of making […]
- OVOE: Incredibowls, Thursday 31st March 2016
31 Mar 2016
Before bowling I went to Burger King with Stacey to order food and drink for tea. By the time we got back to Hollywood Bowl, Gavin had arrived to sign us all in to the iZettle system. Stacey and I ordered a blackcurrant and lemonade pitcher and took it to our lane. I gave Gavin […]
- OVOE: Social Night, Wednesday 23rd March 2016
23 Mar 2016
Gavin signed us all in to the system and handed out raffle tickets. Chris got a huge round of applause from us because he has raised £50 on his Easter raffle, which is a lot of money. Not many people bought my chocolate brownies, even though I was only selling them for 20p each. Shelby […]
- OVOE: Teesside Charity Cheque Presentation, Tuesday 22nd March 2016
22 Mar 2016
Richard met me at college at 4pm so we could get the taxi together to the Middlesbrough Football Stadium for the cheque presentation. There was a big cargo ship next to the stadium and we didn’t know where to go when we arrived. Someone helped us get in to the building, but we were early. […]
New study highlights positive impact of digital technology in health and social care
The potential benefits to staff and patients of greater use of information and digital technology in the NHS and social care are shown in a new study, published today.
The study, commissioned by the Department of Health from Price Waterhouse Coopers, found that measures such as more use of text messages for negative test results, electronic prescribing and electronic patient records could improve care, allow health professionals to spend more time with patients and save billions of pounds.
The report says that a potential £4.4billion per year could be reinvested in improving care by making better use of information and technology.
Among the cases highlighted in the report are:
the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital conducted a trial of a system that asks spinal surgery patients to record their progress on an iPad while in hospital, then at home through an online system after being discharged. This created an estimated 300 new outpatient appointment slots per consultant surgeon per year – 95 per cent of patients preferred the new online process to the traditional pen and paper method.
Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals Trust trialled a computerised paperless system on its haematology and dermatology wards. This meant that professionals could see GP referral letters, letters from clinics, test orders and X-rays. They found that they could save 30 minutes in a three and a half to four hour clinic.
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals brought in an electronic prescribing system which meant that the accuracy of prescriptions was radically increased and they estimated the system could reduce potential adverse reactions to drugs by up to 60 per cent