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Transform Ageing: Lessons from our participants

  • Design Council
  • 12 March 2018
  • Posted in: Health & Social Care

What did we do?

Transform Ageing is a pioneering programme taking a community and design led approach to improve people’s experience of ageing.

Bringing together people in later life, social entrepreneurs and public sector leaders, Transform Ageing examines challenges ageing communities in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset experience and aims to support social entrepreneurs to develop and deliver innovative product and service solutions to meet these needs.

In the first phase, ‘Exploring the Chall…

Improving Mental Health Outcomes: A Service User’s Perspective

  • Polly Allen
  • 09 March 2018
  • Posted in: Health & Social Care

What does it mean to be a mental health service user in 2018?

I can give you some idea - I’ve spent 11 years as a service user for treatment-resistant depression, going from GP visits to psychiatric assessments, psychology appointments, Crisis Team sessions and outpatient therapy, meaning I’ve seen all aspects of the service. However, I also manage my condition by volunteering with a peer support walking group, Mental Health Mates, set up by Bryony Gordon in 2016. Together, we galvanise walk le…

  • mental health
  • The Implementation Plan
  • Five Year Forward View

Digital Healthcare: Cutting Edge Innovation

  • Alex Jones-Casey
  • 15 February 2018
  • Posted in: Health & Social Care, Science & Technology

London’s America Square Conference Centre played host to the latest edition of Open Forum’s series of digital healthcare events, and our first conference of 2018; Digital Healthcare: Cutting Edge Innovation.

Digital Healthcare events have become a staple of OFE’s conference calendar, with each instalment providing further insight into the direction of healthcare regionally, nationally and globally. Whether it’s the latest wearable technologies on the market; pro-actively informing users that th…

  • nhs
  • Digital Healthcare
  • digitalisation
  • Digihealth
  • health and social care
  • patient data