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Somerset Care at the cutting edge of innovation

Oct 10th, 2017

Jane Townson, CEO for Somerset Care, recently contributed to the ‘Big Interview’ in the Care Home Professional Journal, explaining how the leading South-West provider remains at the cutting edge of care innovation.

Somerset Care is focusing on research, innovation and the development of evidence based data in order to drive improvement in quality and efficiency of services and evidencing improvements in practice and cost savings as well as highlighting the importance of digital technology to promote the health and well being of older and disabled people.

Commenting on the use of the Well Careplus e-meds system which incorporates PCS technology, Jane said:

‘This system is ground breaking. It is not just a gadget in a care home, it is an entire system of medicines governance with daily input from a team of pharmacists who support our care homes.’

The full coverage of the ‘Big interview’ with Jane can be accessed at:

http://www.carehomeprofessional.com/big-interview-jane-townson-ceo-somerset-care/?utm_source=Email+Campaign&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=42388-229874-Care+Home+Professional+DNA+-+2017-10-09

Invatech Health Winners at the Business Leader Awards

Oct 2nd, 2017

Invatech Health has won the ‘Innovation and Technology’ category award at the 2017 Business Leader Awards which were held on the 28th September at Ashton Gate in Bristol. The event has become the most prestigious of business awards in the South West and celebrates business and enterprise, across small, medium and large companies.

The award was presented to Tariq Muhammad, CEO of Invatech Health, by Jeremy Vine of BBC 2 fame with over 600 guests attending the event.

Invatech team with Jeremy Vine.
Invatech team with Jeremy Vine.

A delighted Tariq said:

‘The award is well deserved and true recognition for a great team who constantly strive to deliver fantastic service to our customers.’

 

Invatech Health receives accolade for Innovation at Bristol Business Awards

Jun 29th, 2017

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Invatech Health was announced as the winner of the ‘Innovator of the Year’ category at the Bristol Post Awards recently held at a gala event at Ashton Gate football ground.

The reward recognised the significant contribution of Invatech’s Proactive Care System in supporting care homes and Pharmacies to deliver and sustain high standards of medicines management leading to improve outcomes for residents.

Tariq Muhammad, CEO for Invatech Health commented:

‘We are truly delighted to receive this local flagship award which truly acknowledges the effort and talent of the Invatech team who strive to develop products and services which improve the standards of care and safety for care homes and their residents’.

 

Care Homes urged to sign pledge to reduce usage and over-reliance of antipsychotics and antidepressants

May 15th, 2017

Care home operators are being invited to sign up to the STOMP pledge (Stopping the Over-Medication of People) in an attempt to adopt positive behavioural approaches as an alternative to psychotropic medication which over the long term can lead to significant weight gain, organ failure and in some cases death.

Carl Shaw, Learning Disability Advisor for NHS England said:

“If you help people to take the right medication then their quality of life will be closer to how they want it to be.”

The STOMP campaign is a cross platform approach including groups such as Care England, The Care quality commission and the National Care Forum.

A recent study supported by Invatech Health into the long term prescribing of antipsychotics in care homes and published in the BMJ Open online journal, found that in the period 2009-2012 there was no sustained reduction in antipsychotic prescribing despite the introduction of governments National Dementia Strategy in 2009.

Further information about the STOMP initiative can be accessed at:

https://www.carehome.co.uk/news/article.cfm/id/1584244/care-homes-urged-to-sign-pledge-to-stop-over-medicating-people-with-learning-disabilities

 

Independent research proves that PCS technology allows nurses and other care staff to spend up to 65 hours more on direct resident’s care

Feb 13th, 2017

A recent and unique in-depth study by Cardiff University has shown that PCS can save up to 65 hours of staff time per month across an average care home of 40 residents for tasks associated with the management of residents’ medicines. These findings were the result of comparing staff time allocated to typical activities using a traditional paper based system and then comparing the times after the PCS has been introduced.

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The Proactive Care System runners up in Guardian Public Service Award

Nov 30th, 2016

L-R: Tariq Muhammad, CEO Invatech Health. Nia Roberts, Head of IP and Commercialisation Strategy. Prof Clive Bowman, Chair of Invatech Health. Abigail Phillips, Head of The Healthcare Technology Programme

L-R: Tariq Muhammad, CEO Invatech Health. Nia Roberts, Head of IP and Commercialisation Strategy. Prof Clive Bowman, Chair of Invatech Health. Abigail Phillips, Head of The Healthcare Technology Programme

We are delighted to announce that the Proactive Care System (PCS) for safe medicines management in care homes developed by Invatech Health has won a Guardian Public Service Award in the ‘Digital and Technology’ category at a showcase awards ceremony held at the ‘One Marylebone’ venue in London on the 29th November.

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