Partnership working with the Academic Health Science Network by Health Call on 20th April 2021

Health Call is a collaboration between seven NHS foundation trusts in the North East and North Cumbria. It develops innovative digital solutions to support clinical care and transforms existing pathways of care. Health Call aims to design, develop and roll out digital health solutions at low cost which can then be shared within the North […]

Oximetry @ Home by Lee Smith, Project Manager at Health Call on 25th January 2021

We were approached back in October by the team at South Tees Hospital Trust and Tees Valley CCG to help them develop a remote monitoring solution for COVID patients. The trust knew they needed to manage the flow of COVID patients and work smartly to ensure that the surge of patients expected in the winter […]

Introducing BP @ Home by healthcall on 1st June 2021

Our new BP @ Home service is currently live in Gateshead and will soon be rolled out in other areas across the region. Thanks to funding support from NHSX via the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) – North East and North Cumbria, a training package to encourage regional roll out of the service is available […]

Health Call’s Digital Care Home technology reduces accident emergency admissions, study finds by healthcall on 23rd May 2022

The award-winning Digital Care Home solution from Health Call shows a reduction in hospital admissions for care home residents in homes that adopted the solution. A study undertaken by Health Data Research UK found that the implementation of Health Call technology in care homes across County Durham reduced the expected number of monthly emergency department […]

Health Call shortlisted for Nursing Times award by healthcall on 9th August 2021

We are delighted to be shortlisted for a Nursing Times award in the Technology and Data in Nursing category. We are shortlisted along with ten other submissions and chose to submit our Digital Care Home project in County Durham and Darlington. The project was a collaboration between Health Call, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation […]

Health Call scoops top award by Health Call on 26th October 2021

We are delighted to be awarded two “NHS in the North Excellence in Supply Awards” for developing a range of Digital Care Home solutions that are helping care home staff to remotely monitor residents’ health, quickly identify signs of illness and make electronic referrals to the appropriate NHS service. We were named overall Supplier of […]

Health Call present at Digital Health Rewired by Health Call on 18th March 2021

Fiona McDonald works as Associate Clinical Director at Health Call and presented at Digital Health Rewired. Health Call is a unique organisation. We were set up and are owned by the NHS. In the North East and North Cumbria we are used to working together collaboratively and have strong networks and a history of working […]

Health Call listed on video consultation framework by Health Call on 1st September 2021

Health Call has been added to NHS Digital’s virtual and online consultation framework – Digital First Online Consultation and Video Consultation (DFOCVC) framework. The framework is the first of its kind and acts as a single buying route for online consultation and video conference which will merge and subsume the existing buying arrangements. This means […]

Health Call launches new mental health digital pathways by healthcall on 2nd June 2021

Health Call has developed three new clinical pathways for Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (CNTW). It is Health Call’s first mental health product range. CNTW is one of the largest mental health trusts in England and provides care for mental health, learning disability and neurological care across a large geographical footprint. The […]

Health Call at HETT 2021 by Health Call on 21st October 2021

Healthcare Excellence Through Technology (HETT) is one of the key digital events which made a welcome return this autumn – and this time as a physical event. At Health Call, we were invited by our local Academic Health Science Network because we are part of their Digital North Accelerator programme to attend as one of […]

Health Call and Durham Council at HETT 2021 by Health Call on 12th February 2021

If you missed our presentation at HETT here a video we shared which explains a bit more about the Digital Care Home project in County Durham. Sarah Douglas from Durham Council and Catherine McShane who works for County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust worked together to implement the care home project across 124 sites. […]

Digital Care Homes Blog by Fiona McDonald, Health Call Clinical Lead (Primary & Community Care) on 30th April 2020

Covid-19 has caught our care homes in the spotlight of media attention this week. Funding streams, ownership, governance and the availability of basic IT equipment such as wifi, PC’s, tablets or email is variable. As we approach more than four weeks of lockdown, and the increased reporting on death in care homes from Covid-19 not […]