Flo Awards 2014 – Call for Nominations

Date posted: September 1, 2014

Do you know an Inspirational Flo Clinical Champion or have an award-winning innovative use of Flo? As part of the national “Implementing Effective Digital Health – Florence Simple Telehealth” event on 6th November 2014, there will be four Flo awards presented and your support in determining the winner of two of the categories below is

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How Florence is supporting Mental Health Recovery

Date posted: July 22, 2014

Donna Cantrell, Advanced Nurse Practitioner at Staffordshire and Stoke-On-Trent Partnership (NHS) Trust has written a document on how Florence is being implemented to support patients with mental health issues. The document provides a list of objectives for Florence within Mental Health Recovery, areas of use and consideration, and examples where Florence has proven successful. It

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Network support and charging for 64711

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The main UK network providers not only support text messages sent to Florence’s short code 64711, but they also do not make any charges for texting this number (O2, Vodafone, 3, T-Mobile, Orange [now Everything Everywhere]). However, some of the “virtual networks” don’t honour that arrangement. Although we’ve done extensive testing it’s difficult with the

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Video of Florence

Date posted: July 15, 2014

NHS Newark and Sherwood CCG have produced a short intro video to Florence. It’s presented by Dr Nigel Mansell, his opinions and thoughts provide an interesting insight particularly as he highlights his journey from sceptic to a convert.

How Florence is managing COPD to reduce patient anxiety

Date posted: July 3, 2014

Newark and Sherwood CCG have started tackling the negative effects that COPD has on their patient’s independence and anxiety levels. They’re doing this by giving patients the opportunity to manage their own condition using Florence. The CCG have already proven Florence to be successful. They’ve reduced patient to clinician contact time, reduced anxiety in patients

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Florence is reducing the number of cancelled operations

Date posted: June 27, 2014

High blood pressure, otherwise known as Hypertension is a common cause of cancelled operations. Nottingham CCG are using Florence to assess pre-op patients for Hypertension in an effort to identify White Coat Syndrome and reduce the number cancelled operations. They say they’ve already saved 33 operations. When pre-op patients are identified as hypertensive, they are

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Florence in Government White Paper

Date posted: June 23, 2014

We were pleased to see Florence featured in a Government white paper presented at Westminster last week. The report published by the College of Medicine, “Recipes for Sustainable Healthcare”, draws on Florence case studies to show how significant savings can be made from well thought out implementations of ubiquitous technology. You can see a copy

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How Florence can increase a patient’s independence

Date posted: May 2, 2014

Nancy*, a 92-year-old with early dementia was a regular at hospital. Nancy’s on going health relies heavily on compliance with her medication regime, but the consequences of dementia mean remembering requires the close attention and support of family, friends and healthcare providers. Florence was suggested to help her remember and hopefully reduce the number of

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How Florence cut Nurse’s home visits in half

Date posted: April 17, 2014

Nurses in Nottingham have cut their home visits down by 50% by using Florence. It used to be very time consuming to monitor patient’s blood pressure, with Nurses visiting some patients up to three times a week for routine checks. These patients can now check their own blood pressure and text it to Florence. Florence

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