18 March 2021  We are delighted that Florence, along with our partners at the University Hospital of North Midlands, Health2Works and Signum Health took top spot in this year’s HSJ awards for the Florence inspired NHS Testbed project; Smart With Your Heart “This was a great example of a truly patient-centric project, looking at holistic needs and delivered by a passionate team. The judges…

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(SCO NHS NHI) Patients feel less isolated and more motivated to improve Intermittent Claudication with Flo’s help

Intermittent Claudication (IC) is a symptom of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) where pain is experienced in the main muscle groups of the leg when exercising and walking.  Patients with IC need to push further into their leg pain when exercising and walking to gain any benefit from physiotherapy – this develops the collateral circulation allowing the blood to follow a…

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Getting started with Flo

Raigmore HospitalNHS Highland Health Board Christine TaylorClinical Nurse Specialist, Chronic Pain Service When I began to work with NHS Highland’s Chronic Pain Team, there was an existing Pain Management Group which ran for 6 weeks at a time for 3 hours every Wednesday.  Flo was supporting patients after they had attended the sessions to consolidate the learning and motivate them to…

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Mental Health Member’s Network; Beating the Blues with NHS Highland

Our Mental Health Member’s Network has recently been launched to support learning and sharing amongst community of practice members, with the first network call taking place on 17th August.  Kylie Dentith, Senior Support Officer for Technology Enabled Care SSHC, began the call by giving an overview of the aims of the Member’s Network, and some of the current applications of…

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Patient’s mental health is transformed after Flo’s help to improve medication adherence

Helen Thompson, Safe Care Lead and Jan Gorman, Health Care Support Worker from the Learning Disabilities Service at South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust discusses how intervening with Flo has regained the independence of one of their patients with mild learning difficulties, resulting in their mental health stabilising and removing the need for continuing home visits from their team and the number…

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Patient’s mental health is transformed after Flo’s help to improve medication adherence

Helen Thompson, Safe Care Lead and Jan Gorman, Health Care Support Worker from the Learning Disabilities Service at South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust discusses how intervening with Flo has regained the independence of one of their patients with mild learning difficulties, resulting in their mental health stabilising and removing the need for continuing home visits from their team and the number…

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Epilepsy: Flo’s simplicity improves medication compliance

Conor Smyth is a Specialist Epilepsy Nurse at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital, he works within the neurology team to provide care, advice and support to his patients with epilepsy.  Conor has recruited Flo to help his patients for a number of years now, and he recently took some time to share his experiences of using Flo. “My journey with…

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