Entries by Alex Hebden

Calling All Digital App Developers in Health and Social Care. Can an Online Clinic give you a head start with two critical issues?

There are a lot of brilliant digital apps that have great potential to support health and social care but they face two hurdles that mean many will fail. How to get them adopted in the complex and confusing worlds of health care and social care? How to get good evidence of the effectiveness of the […]

Pathways to Market for Tech Companies Seeking R&D Funding

Are you a technology company seeking R&D funding for an innovation in health and social care? No matter where you are on the innovation pathway, we can help you by accelerating your progress towards the market.  There are many barriers to effective implementation of potentially beneficial healthcare technologies and we can help you to effectively […]

Evaluating the West London Primary Care Navigator Scheme

The concept of Social Prescription has grown in importance in recent years as it has been recognised that many people have both medical needs and social needs. Elderly people, may for example, find themselves isolated in flats in tower blocks or may not be sufficiently mobile to attend GP or hospital appointments. There are services […]

Project Evaluations in the Local Government Association (LGA) Social Care Digital Innovation Programme (SCDIP)

The Local Government Association (LGA) in conjunction with NHS Digital launched two programmes (LIP and SCDIP which funded local councils to implement new technology innovations that addressed issues in the integration of health and social care. The Institute working with Traverse was commissioned to evaluate the progress of the projects funded under these schemes. Many […]

Evaluating the Adopter Role in the NHS Innovation Accelerator Programme

The NIA (NHS Innovation Accelerator Programme) is a programme of support for innovators who have demonstrated that their products have the potential to provide benefit within the NHS. The Institute was invited to evaluate nine applications of the innovators’ products not from the perspective of the innovators but from the perspective of the NHS organisations […]

The Use of the ‘My Health Guide’ Digital Application to Support People with Learning Disabilities

My Health Guide (now called Hear Me now) is a digital app that enables people with learning disabilities and/or autism to store photos and videos, follow detailed guidance about their daily routines and communicate their needs and desires to others. In a project in the NHS Digital Social Care Pathfinder programme the care provider Hft […]