Screenshot from a video call with Medilink healthcare business awards 2021
By Inhealthcare
Blog 12 July 2021

A panel of health, industry and academic experts has hailed Inhealthcare’s Oximetry@Home service as “a standout example of healthcare delivered in the community”.

Our remote monitoring service for Covid patients won the Partnership with the NHS Acute Care category at the prestigious Medilink North of England Healthcare Business Awards 2021.

Speaking at the event, government minister Nadhim Zahawi said: “At a time of such upheaval the commitment shown by our medical professionals and healthcare sector to beat this virus has been unwavering, extraordinary and inspiring.”

Oximetry@Home helps the NHS to care for people with confirmed or suspected Covid and has been rolled out across southern England. We developed the service in partnership with regional NHS commissioners and providers and it covers seven ICS areas across the south of England. The project was facilitated and managed by the Wessex AHSN. 

Research shared by NHS England’s clinical lead for deterioration shows the programme has reduced mortality, length of hospital stay, intensive care admissions and readmissions.

Bryn Sage, chief executive at Inhealthcare, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to win this award for our partnership with the NHS and the Wessex AHSN to develop and deploy the Oximetry@Home service. Healthcare technology has come of age during the pandemic and we are proud to be able to support the NHS in this time of need.”

The award was announced by Richard Stubbs, vice chair of the AHSN Network and chief executive of the Yorkshire and Humber AHSN. The panel of judges included representatives from Medilink, the University of Leeds, the University of Sheffield, Innovate UK and the Yorkshire and Humber AHSN.

Medilink provides business support services to the UK life sciences sector.

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