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Wishing everyone a very happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year. Before we sign off at the end of 2023, here’s a few good news items we thought might be of interest  

Blog by Marc Schmid

Many congratulations to Leeds GP Confederation who have been rated ‘Outstanding´ in their CQC inspection. This is a massive achievement for the Confed and is testament to how much they have developed since they were formed in 2018 and how much the services, they provide, contribute to the local health economy. We are thrilled for them, so well deserved. Well done to Sophie from Redmoor’s Social Media Managed Service (SMMS) who has worked very closely with them on their Covid & Flu vaccination campaign. Through our service, the Confed have been able to expand their reach, connecting with health and care colleagues on a national level and promoting messages important to them. 


Check out this amazing video by NHS Blood Donation. Made with the help of volunteers, just shows that you can still make a huge impact with very little spend. Great cause to promote on a shoe string budget!


This is a great case study on why video-based consultations are so important and can have a major impact on health and social care staff but also their patients. Great work Michael Roach, from Digital Alliances and Induction Healthcare Group PLC.  


Health tech company iPlato Healthcare is using its digital framework to support the recruitment of patients for a national oesophageal cancer screening programme through use of its solution framework including deployment of their patient engagement platform, digital patient questionnaires and an online web booking mechanism. The trial will see 40,000 participants randomly assigned a cell collection device called a ‘capsule sponge test’, which is coupled with a laboratory test to detect changes in the oesophagus. One to definitely keep an eye on. 


Shout out to Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) for their innovative use of digital technology to pilot a new falls prevention initiative. The pilot includes the use of KOKU, an app which helps reduce the risks of falls in older people using a mixture of home-based digital exercise programme and group sessions in the community. It is also using Falls Assistant, a web-based platform which contains health information on falls prevention, and encourages people to self assess their own risk level.  


Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has announced the appointment of a new joint chief digital officer role with Liverpool Women’s. Matt Connor, who is current Liverpool Women’s chief information officer, will start his new role in February 2024. Good luck Matt.


HTN Health Tech Newspaper is hosting a virtual “Digital Transformation in Focus” panel on January 10, 2024 at 10am. Join industry experts as they delve into the key aspects of digital transformation in healthcare. Register for free: 


This is so refreshing to see – involving patients in how they want to be communicated with. Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is developing a new Patient Communications Policy and is looking for input from patients to help shape it. They have developed 10 proposed communication principles including asking patients about their communication needs, recording them electronically so the information can be shared with the right people and a pledge to use “clear, honest and easy-to-understand language”. Well done to all involved and look forward to seeing the engagement with patients. 


Here at Redmoor Health HQ, we love a quality video which helps to explain how integrated care can make a real different to the quality of people’s lives. Well done Head of Communications – Personalised Care Juliet Nowell.


Produced by NHSEI and Aireborough Voluntary Services to the Elderly, it features GP Dr Priya Kumar who is showing how she is using a population health management (PHM) approach in her role in primary care to transform the way she is working and the way she cares for people. The film is part of a set of role profiles showing how PHM is used in different roles in an integrated care system. Watch the full case study here.


Big shout out to Studio Republic who have launched an interactive guide on Inclusive Design. It is aimed at making websites accessible to all. Download the guide here. 


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