Public Health England

Moodbeam One, Mental health tracking

Credit: Moodbeam One device 

By  Sara Mageit 05:54 am November 10, 2020
A partnership between Hull-based health tech brand, Moodbeam and Agencia’s Primary Care Direct aims to trial a self-reporting wellbeing tool to support GPs and clinical staff. Amicus Health, a GP practice in Devon, will trial the Moodbeam One wearable device for eight weeks to monitor the mood of their 70 non-clinical and clinical staff. Users at the practice will be able to log how they are...
PocDoc, BioSure, COVID-19

Credit: PocDoc/ BioSure

By  Sara Mageit 05:53 am October 22, 2020
Digital testing platform, PocDoc has launched a testing solution to employers wanting to get people back to work safely. The test is carried out via a finger prick with results being returned in 10 minutes. The results display if someone has an active COVID-19 infection based on the presence of early-onset antibodies and should immediately self-isolate. It will reveal if there is a presence of...
By  Tammy Lovell 01:12 pm April 17, 2020
Public Health England (PHE) has adopted a new workforce management system to support their operation as they rapidly scale up their teams in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff-management firm Deputy’s app-based technology aims to relieve managers of the scheduling and administration burden of managing healthcare workers. It quickly generates rotas based on staff availability, qualifications...
By  Leontina Postelnicu 06:42 am January 3, 2020
Boots UK has launched an online quiz in a three-year partnership with Public Health England that aims to encourage people to take action to become healthier. The free, interactive questionnaire, hosted on the high street pharmacy retailer’s website, takes an evidence-based approach to assess the respondents’ eating, drinking and smoking habits, as well as their sleep and exercise patterns, in...

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By  Leontina Postelnicu 07:47 am October 7, 2019
The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are launching today a platform that people experiencing signs of poor mental health will be able to use in order to build a personalised action plan and improve their wellbeing. Called Every Mind Matters, the resource, which has received the endorsement of the Royal College of General Practitioners, will offer support in tackling anxiety and stress and...
By  Leontina Postelnicu 10:00 am August 16, 2019
People aged between 40 and 74 in England could be offered “intelligent, predictive” health checks that take into account their age, lifestyle and risk factors in a review of the NHS Health Check programme announced by health and social care secretary Matt Hancock today. WHAT HAPPENED At the moment, the NHS Health Check service is based on a consultation where a health professional asks people...