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  • OVOE: Try your first session FREE! Our Version of Events

    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 Social Night

    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 Bowling Club

    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 Try for FREE

    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 Try for FREE

    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 Our Version of Events

    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 […]

  • OVOE: Incredibowls, Thursday 2nd June 2016 Try FREE

    Tonight at Incredibowls Bowling Club Alison signed us all in and collected out subs. Before we came on to the lanes I ordered my food and drink, then I joined my friends on the lanes. A member of Harry’s Kitchen staff brought my food and drink and put it on the lane for me. We […]

  • OVOE: Social Night, Wednesday 25th May 2016 Our Version of Events

    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 Our Version of Events

    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 Our Version of Events

    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 […]

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

Read ‘A review of the potential benefits from the better use of information and technology in health and social care’

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