Gavin Bashar, UK MD of Tunstall Healthcare, discusses the latest White Paper released by Tunstall Healthcare and Public Policy Projects, and the role of technology in supporting health and care services during COVID-19 and beyond.
Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care in England, has added its voice to the growing call for evidence on good practice on in-work progression from the Department for Work and Pensions.
Connected care and health solutions provider Tunstall Healthcare launched its Carecom care assist system to the UK care home market in early 2020. Since then, it has become even more vital as the Covid-19 crisis hit and the product was utilised to support care homes to keep residents and staff safe.
Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has written to the Chancellor seeking clarity and additional financial support for adult social care staff who are required to shield.
The daily struggle to balance the personal with the professional, the despair with the optimism, and the reality with the hopes for the future is the message being received from carers on the frontline writes Daniel Casson, Digital Advisor to Care England.
The Covid-19 crisis has had a significant impact on our health and social care services, with the landscape fundamentally changing as we progress into the future.
A new £558 million fund for follow-on care has been announced to help patients who have been discharged from hospital. The funding will cover the cost of adult social care or the immediate costs of domiciliary care for those returning home.
A new report from the ONS suggests that there will be an additional strain on formal care in the next 25 years as there is an increase in the number of childless women needing greater care as they live for longer.
The Government has announced the roll-out of a new “on-the-spot" swab and DNA test which will help distinguish between Covid-19 and other seasonal illnesses.