Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Pilots Teleswallowing Limited’s Out Of Hours Service

  Recent research indicates a strong relationship between delays in comprehensive dysphagia assessment and the incidence of stroke-associated pneumonia. These findings suggest that reducing delays in screening and assessing for dysphagia in people with acute stroke should be a focus of quality improvement in stroke care. By facilitating the rapid assessment of dysphagia remotely, Teleswallowing® may facilitate…

Continue reading …

Teleswallowing Limited Win European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing Award

Teleswallowing Limited in Cologne

Teleswallowing Limited were winners of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing Award which recognises innovative and exemplary healthcare practices. This led to a delegation from Cologne visiting Teleswallowing Limited and a return visit by Teleswallowing Limited to Cologne …    

Continue reading …

Teleswallowing® Can Reduce Incidence of Stroke-Associated Pneumonia

stroke-associated_pneumonia

The graph above and the following findings are taken from “The association between delays in screening for and assessing dysphagia after acute stroke, and the risk of stroke-associated pneumonia” 1 (Bray BD, et al on behalf of the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme Collaboration): There is a strong relationship between delays in comprehensive dysphagia assessment and incidence of stroke-associated…

Continue reading …

Trinity Hospice Adopts The Teleswallowing® System

Demonstrating the Teleswallowing system in action

Speech and Language Therapist Veronica Southern has won a number of awards and honours for the work she has done promoting the innovative use of technology to enable clinicians to remotely and rapidly assess a patient’s needs without the need for a face-to-face assessment, when it is appropriate to do so. This may have significant…

Continue reading …

NHS England Funds the Adoption of Teleswallowing® in Fylde Coast Vanguard Care Home Connect

Fylde Coast Vanguard

The NHS England New Care Models (Vanguard) Programme recognised the benefits of Teleswallowing® and, in January 2017, awarded Teleswallowing Limited the Harnessing Technology Investment Fund to train and implement Teleswallowing® in over 130 nursing homes across the Fylde Coast Vanguard Care Home Connect. Teleswallowing® links care homes with neighbourhood hubs and reduces the need for…

Continue reading …

Teleswallowing Limited Director Wins Skills Development Network Clinician in Informatics Award

Veronica Southern

We are proud to announce that Teleswallowing Limited Director Veronica Southern won the Skills Development Network prize for Clinician in Informatics 2016 for her work in the development and implementation of Teleswallowing® and her wider work in enabling clinicians to use technology in clinical service delivery.

Continue reading …

Innovation Agency (North West Coast AHSN) promotes Teleswallowing®

Innovation Agency

The Innovation Agency which is the North West Coast Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) has recognised Teleswallowing® as a viable healthcare delivery model that saves time and resources whilst delivering improved quality healthcare. Lorna Green, Chief Operating Officer, helped secure a £25,000 Innovation with Impact Award to implement Teleswallowing® in Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation…

Continue reading …

HENCEL Scoping Project Report on Teleswallowing®

Teleswallowing

The University College London has provided Health Education North Central and East London (HENCEL) with a report regarding health care workforce development and has identified that the implementation of the Teleswallowing® service delivery model will yield a Speech and Language Therapy capacity saving of approximately 10 weeks and a care home staff capacity saving of…

Continue reading …

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Implements Teleswallowing®

Teleswallowing

Teleswallowing Limited are pleased to announce that a North West Coast Academic Health Science Network Innovation with Impact Award of £25,000 was secured to implement Teleswallowing® in Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Here’s their Advanced Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist’s view on Teleswallowing®:    

Continue reading …

University of Cumbria Publish Research on Teleswallowing®

University of Cumbria

The University of Cumbria undertook an independent evaluation of the views of stakeholders regarding the Teleswallowing® approach. Their research showed that Teleswallowing® benefited both patients and participating nursing homes. Better use of therapist time and cost savings were demonstrated and evidence showed that the service could be successfully scaled up. Their research “Teleswallowing”: a case…

Continue reading …

RCSLT Publishes Teleswallowing® Pilot Study Article

RCSLT logo

An article on the Teleswallowing® feasibility study methodology and results has been published in this month’s Bulletin, the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists’ professional journal: Distance is no longer an object: Remote Assessment Providing Intervention for Dysphagia (RAPID)

Continue reading …

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Implements Teleswallowing® Pilot Study

Teleswallowing

From August 2013 to March 2014, the Speech and Language Therapy Department at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust implemented a Pilot Study of Teleswallowing® as an alternative service delivery model. The results of the Pilot Study demonstrated significant time and cost savings over the traditional service delivery model of face-to-face swallowing assessments at an out-patient…

Continue reading …