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  • 16Aug

    New project aims to understand if AI holds the key to better care in the NHS

    A new partnership between the University of Essex and social enterprise Provide will examine if artificial intelligence (AI) can help the NHS cope with increasing health demands across the UK. The three-year, Innovate UK-funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) will look at how technology can help the NHS deal with the increasing demands of the modern…

  • 16Aug

    Improving Consumer Understanding of Medical Text

    Development and Validation of a New SubSimplify Algorithm to Automatically Generate Term Explanations in English and Spanish While health literacy is important for people to maintain good health and manage diseases, medical educational texts are often written beyond the reading level of the average individual. To mitigate this disconnect, text simplification research provides methods to…

  • 16Aug

    Always Events®: what have we learned so far?

    Picker has published a report which outlines the key learnings from NHS trusts involved in the scale-up and spread of Always Events. Always Events are aspects of the patient experience that are so important to patients and family members that health care providers must aim to perform them consistently for every individual, every time. Understanding what matters…

  • 9Aug

    ‘Good Care Starts with a Conversation’ campaign launched

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) in Scotland has just launched its campaign ‘Good care starts with a conversation’, highlighting the crucial role pharmacists play in ensuring people get the most out of their medicines. The campaign urges the public to #talktopharmacy if they have any questions about their medicines. “There is a clear need for these conversations to…

  • 2Aug

    How the collaborative approach is tackling digital exclusion

    The One Digital programme is made up of five diverse UK organisations united by one goal: to help people of all backgrounds and skill levels to make the most of the digital world. According to the 2018 Lloyds Bank Consumer Digital Index, just over eleven million people in the UK have limited basic digital skills such…

  • 19Jul

    How Online Communities of People With Long-Term Conditions Function and Evolve

    How Online Communities of People With Long-Term Conditions Function and Evolve: Network Analysis of the Structure and Dynamics of the Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation Online Communities Self-management support can improve health and reduce health care utilization by people with long-term conditions. Online communities for people with long-term conditions have the potential to influence…

  • 19Jul

    Self Care Week 2018

    Whilst we don’t want to wish away our summer, 12th November will be here in next to no time so, don’t be caught out, start planning activities for Self Care Week now.  In addition to the case studies featured in this newsletter, a range of material is freely available to help. Self Care Week is…

  • 19Jul

    4 areas AI makes the world more accessible

    Excerpts from an article in Charity Digital News: AI technology such as voice interaction, image recognition and real-time captioning is starting to break down barriers for people with sensory, physical and cognitive disabillities. In today’s world, so much relies on information. But this can make navigating everyday life even more of a barrier for people…

  • 12Jul

    Get involved in RAREfest 2018

    Cambridge Rare Disease Network would like to invite you to get involved in RAREfest 2018: A first of its kind rare disease inspired celebration and exhibition on 30th Nov and 1 Dec 2018 at Cambridge Guildhall. We are particularly interested in the rarer disease community supporting this new venture as we believe together we will all be…

  • 12Jul

    Happy birthday NHS – let’s embrace more digital to evolve and get even better

    Excerpts from a blog by Helen Milner at Good Things Foundation: We’ve been very pleased this week to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS. We’ve blogged and published guest blogs, we launched a report (about our pilot project with the Sheffield Perfect Patient Pathway Testbed looking at the digital capabilities of health professionals), and…

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