- Beamish, Monday 22nd August 2016
22 Aug 2016
Today I had the pleasure of attending Beamish Museum with members of two wonderful groups that I facilitate – Young at Heart ULO and Our Version of Events ULO. The day started with a long drive down to St John’s Church, Durham Road in the pouring rain. The rain was so heavy that it was […]
- OVOE: Incredibowls, Thursday 18th August 2016
18 Aug 2016
Alison signed us all in and collected our subs before we went on to our lanes. I ordered my food and drink, which was brought to my lane by a member of staff. Gavin and I went around with a money bag and raffle tickets, asking people if they would like to by a raffle […]
- OVOE: Incredibowls, Thursday 4th August 2016
4 Aug 2016
At Incredibowls Bowling Club Alison signed us in and collected our subs. Then we ordered our food and drinks to eat while we wait or eat on our lanes. The bar staff brought our food to us and some of us ate while playing bowling. We had a few small issues between members but Alison […]
- OVOE: Incredibowls, Thursday 21st July 2016
21 Jul 2016
Alison signed us all in and collected our subs. I ordered my tea after signing in and we went to lanes 1, 2 and 3 into teams of 6. My friend Andrew brought my tea to my lane for me. I organised a small bundle of raffle prizes and Alison gave me a raffle ticket […]
- OVOE: Try your first session FREE!
21 Jul 2016
Want to find out more about what happens at OVOE’s Social Night or Incredibowls? Why not pop along to one of our sessions for FREE to join in with the activities and find out if it is for you! Related
- OVOE: Social Night, Wednesday 13th July 2016
13 Jul 2016
Tonight, in the Green Room, Alison signed us all in to the system with our money, then she took our takeaway orders as there was no tuck shop or bingo tonight. We were all helping out with the monkey masks and costumes for our SIRF Carnival this year, in August. I was helping Morwenna to […]
- OVOE: Incredibowls, Thursday 30th June 2016
30 Jun 2016
Alison signed us all in and we went on to our lanes. We ordered food and drink and the staff brought it to our lanes for us. It was Kirsten’s birthday and she brought in a birthday cake so we could celebrate her birthday. It was nice, even if it did have Sherry in it! […]
- OVOE: Social Night, Wednesday 22nd June 2016
22 Jun 2016
Alison signed everyone in. Our social team were Stacey, Rachel, John and Chris. The tuck shop was run by Paul and Gavin. We had 2 games of bingo. Stacey and Rachel sold the bingo books. James, Chris, Shelby and Ella all won prizes in bingo. Some people played outdoor games, while others stayed inside. We […]
- OVOE: Social Night, Wednesday 8th June 2016
8 Jun 2016
Tonight we celebrated the Queen’s 90th Birthday. Alison signed us in. DJ Willows played a variety of songs tonight. The buffet was lovely and well presented, with royal cakes and savouries. We had flags everywhere. Sam, Chris, Angela and John made up our social team, Gav and Lee worked on the tuck shop, Caroline and […]
- OVOE: Boro 2k & 5k Run, Sunday 5th June 2016
5 Jun 2016
I met up with all of the competitors outside of Middlesbrough Football STadium. The 5k competitors queued up to the left side of the stadium, formed a line and had a warm up session. As soon as the gun went off all of the competitors started running right around the building. Amongst the competitors were […]
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