Publications


Publications & News Articles

 

2012

Cottrell E, Chambers R, O’Connell P. Using simple telehealth in primary care to reduce blood pressure: a service evaluation. BMJ Open, November 2012. http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/2/6/e001391.full

Cottrell E, McMillan K, Chambers R. A cross-sectional survey and service evaluation of simple telehealth in primary care: what do patients think?

BMJ Open,November 2012.

http://bmjopen.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/bmjopen-2012-001392

 

2013

Chambers R. Telehealth no longer a remote possibility for general practice. GP January 9th 2013.

www.gponline.com/News/article/1165775/telehealth-no-longer-remote-possibility-general-practice/

 

Cottrell L, Chambers R, O’Connell P. NICE quality assured shared learning database for the implementation of NICE hypertension guidelines.
www.nice.org.uk/usingguidance/sharedlearningimplementingniceguidance/examplesofimplementation/eximpresults.jsp?o=617

 

Cottrell L, Chambers R NHS Health Check Case Study. January 2013.

http://www.healthcheck.nhs.uk/commissioners_and_healthcare_professionals/managing_your_programme/lifestyle_and_risk_management/

Document available at: http://www.healthcheck.nhs.uk/document.php?o=313

 

Chambers R. Series of five articles in GP Online on how Flo telehealth is applied in clinical practice; see examples:

http://www.gponline.com/adopting-remote-monitoring-via-telehealth-ccgs-practices-part-1-hypertension/article/1172963

 

http://www.gponline.com/adopting-remote-monitoring-via-telehealth-ccgs-practices-part-2-inhaler-reminders/article/1173456  

 

Chambers R. How can telehealth help patients take responsibility for their health? Guardian Online 21.5.13.

http://www.theguardian.com/healthcare-network/2013/may/21/telehealth-helps-patients-responsibility-health-wellbeing

 

2014

Chambers R, Cottrell E, O’Connell P, Davies J. Telehealth: CCG analysis, case studies, profiles and opinion | Inside Commissioning. GP, Inside Commissioning, March 2014. 

http://www.insidecommissioning.co.uk/article/1286743/ccgs-commission-successful-telehealth-services

 

Collis L, Whitmore M, Chambers R. Telehealth in primary care: what’s in it for me? Practice Nursing 2014; 25 (8): 406-8.

 

Cottrell E, Chambers R, O’Connell P. Case study. Stoke-on-Trent: telehealth helps patients manage their own conditions. Public Health England, 2014. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/high-blood-pressure-action-plan

 

2015

NHS Commissioning Assembly’s Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS) Online Resource for Commissioners. 19 January 2015 http://www.commissioningassembly.nhs.uk/dl/cv_content/157329

Chambers R. Tackling Telehealth 2: How to develop integrated care through the implementation of TECS Inside Commissioning. GP, Inside Commissioning. February 2015.

http://www.insidecommissioning.co.uk/article/1332262/ccgs-develop-integrated-care-implementation-tecs

 

Cottrell E, Cox T, Chambers R, O’Connell P. Patient and professional user experiences of simple telehealth for hypertension, medication reminders and smoking cessation: a service evaluation. BMJ Open. March 2015. http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/5/3/e007270.full?keytype=ref&ijkey=iSJSZ2lP6qlocrO

 

Cund A, Birch-Jones J, Kay M, Connolly P. Self-management: keeping it simple with “Flo”. Nursing: Research and Reviews Dove Press. March 2015

http://www.dovepress.com/self-management-keeping-it-simple-with-ldquoflordquo-peer-reviewed-fulltext-article-NRR

 

Cottrell E, Cox T, O’Connell P, Chambers R. Implementation of simple telehealth to manage hypertension in general practice: a service evaluation. BMC Family Practice 2015; 16: 83.

DOI 10.1186/s12875-015-0301-2

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2296/16/83

 

AHSN Network. Spreading innovation, improving health, promoting economic growth. Impact Report 2015. Chapter: Spreading Best Practice: section Technology Enabled Care Services (Flo applications in 3 AHSNs). www.ahsnnetwork.com

 

The Power of People film is now on the HF’s website. SoT CCG is named in the accompanying articles http://www.health.org.uk/flo

 

Q1 2016/17

 

Chambers R, Schmid M, Birch-Jones J. Digital Healthcare: The Essential Guide. Oxford: Otmoor Publishing, 2016.  Digital Healthcare the essential guide

http://2020health.org/2020health/Press/Latest-News/27-6-16-Digital-Heathcare-Book.html

 

Chambers R, Schmid M. Clinicians rise to the social media challenge. Primary Care Commissioning CIC. Commissioning Excellence, 2016.

http://www.pcc-cic.org.uk/sites/default/files/comm_excellence_june_2016_aw_web.pdf

 

Clinicians rise to the social media challenge

http://www.pcc-cic.org.uk/article/clinicians-rise-social-media-challenge

 

How video consultations can benefit patients

http://www.gponline.com/video-consultations-benefit-patients-nhs/article/1401346?bulletin=bulletins%2Fsunday&utm_medium=EMAIL&utm_campaign=eNews%20Bulletin&utm_source=20160710&utm_content=

 

How video consultations can benefit patients

http://nhftlibrariesdailyhealthnews.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/how-video-consultations-can-benefit.html

 

How to set up a Skype consultation service

http://www.medeconomics.co.uk/article/1401405/set-skype-consultation-service

 

Stoke on Trent GP champions hi-tech in healthcare in new book

http://www.stokeccg.nhs.uk/news/stokeontrent-gp-champions-hitech-healthcare-in-new-book-3643/

 

GPs launch Skype to care homes project in Staffordshire

http://fabnhsstuff.net/2016/06/26/gps-launch-skype-care-home-project-staffordshire/

 

Q2 2016/17

 

‘How should we respond to negative comments on social media’ (Authors: Ruth Chambers, Marc Schmid):

http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/your-practice/dilemmas/how-should-we-respond-to-negative-comments-on-social-media/20032472.article

 

A web link and a pdf for a paper arising from the WMAHSN LTC project funded in 2014/15 ‘Promoting best practice in COPD management’ by primary care professionals:

https://www.bjpcn.com/browse/editorial/item/1943-promoting-best-practice-in-copd-management.html

‘How a Skype trolley saves GP time’ (Authors: Ruth Chambers, Marc Schmid)

http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/your-practice/focus-on/how-a-skype-trolley-saves-gp-time/20032834.article

Evaluation report, Autographer plus Flo (Authors: Sue Molesworth, Lisa Sharrock)

http://www.simple.uk.net/home/casestudies/casestudiescontent/mental-health-memory-support-for-mild-cognitive-impairment-or-mild-to-moderate-dementia

 

Stoke and North Staffordshire leading the way in hi-tech help for patients:

http://www.leek-news.co.uk/8203-stoke-and-north-staffordshire-leading-the-way-in-hi-tech-help- for-patients/story-29733613-detail/story.html

 

Q3 2016/17

 

‘Revamp your website to reduce demand’ (Authors: Ruth Chambers, Marc Schmid)

http://pulse-learning.co.uk/practice-business-finance-modules/practice-business-finance/revamp-website-reduce-demand

 ‘Helping the elderly take tablets’ (Authors: John Marszal, Aoife Donnelly, Ruth Chambers)

http://www.health21.org.uk/2016/11/01/old-people-will-use-tech-if-clinicians-let-them/

 

‘Promoting best practice in COPD management’ (Authors: Rosie Piggott, Elaine Cook, Faye Foster, Alwyn Ralphs, Lucy Teece, Roger Beech)

An AHSN project that promoted best practice or COPD by primary care professionals.

https://www.bjpcn.com/browse/editorial/item/1943-promoting-best-practice-in-copd-management.html

 

Video: ‘COPD patient avoids A&E and acute admissions through self-management with Flo’ (Author: Ann Hughes)

https://sites.google.com/a/simple.uk.net/community/home/casestudies/casestudiescontent/copd-patient-avoids-a-e-and-acute-admissions-through-self-management-with-flo

 

The Health Foundation – The Power of People

Video: Introducing Flo: Telehealth with a human touch

http://healthfdn.org.uk/4Y2-4MPPC-35ITUGKE86/cr.aspx

 

Chambers R, Schmid M. Practice Promotion. Management in Practice November 2016.

http://www.managementinpractice.com/practice-promotion

 

E-Learning:

Telehealth, telemedicine and telecare: an introduction to “TECS” (Technology Enabled Care Services)

http://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/mod/page/view.php?id=4117#register

 

 

Q4 2016/17

 

BMJ – Link to back pain article http://www.bmj.com/content/356/bmj.i6748 (STarT Back Tool)

 

Year 5 Medical Students x 4 Patient Online Initiative – North Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent CCG newsletter publication – www.stokeccg.nhs.uk/news/staffordshire-students-help-patients-to-log-on-to-gp-services-online-4028/<http://nhs.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ef12432f7b285a04d0bfe1494&id=21f44def52&e=33cdefcc95>

Video: https://vimeo.com/206196885/4a38152bac

 

Staffordshire Sentinel – weekly ‘Ask the Doctor’ health articles:

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/search/search.html?searchType=&searchPhrase=Ruth+Chambers&where=

 

Video:

‘GP praises Endoscope-i’: https://vimeo.com/191810628?ref=em-share

 

Q1 2017/18

Staffordshire Sentinel – weekly ‘Ask the Doctor’ health articles:

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/search/search.html?searchType=&searchPhrase=Ruth+Chambers&where

Articles include bowel cancer, diabetes Type 2, dementia, stroke – at least 20,000 readers per week.

 

Pulse: ‘How we’ve created a ‘digital eco-system’ for patients’ – Dr Ruth Chambers, Marc Schmid

http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/views/letters/how-weve-created-a-digital-eco-system-for-patients/20034192.article#.WOupX8h5b5E.twitter

Letters to the editor of BMJ – ‘The hackers holding hospitals to ransom’

Marc Schmid: http://www.bmj.com/content/357/bmj.j2214/rr-8

Dr Ruth Chambers: http://www.bmj.com/content/357/bmj.j2214/rr-5

 

Practice Business: ‘The Seven ‘Cs’ to creating a digital practice’ – Marc Schmid

http://practicebusiness.co.uk/the-seven-cs-to-creating-a-digital-practice/

 

Practice Business: ‘A social experiment worth thinking about’ – Marc Schmid

http://practicebusiness.co.uk/a-social-experiment-worth-thinking-about/

 

Q2 2017/18

 

Staffordshire Sentinel – weekly ‘Ask the Doctor’ health articles:

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/dr-ruth-chambers-obe-health-conditions-managed-better-in-staffordshire/story-30454937-detail/story.html

 

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/dr-ruth-chambers-obe-says-mobile-apps-can-benefit-health-management/story-30473215-detail/story.html

 

Patients trained to managed health conditions using apps

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/patients-trained-to-manage-health-conditions-using-apps-z0mq86r7c

 

NHS Digital launches new projects to stamp out digital health inequalities

http://www.nationalhealthexecutive.com/Robot-News/nhs-digital-launches-new-projects-to-stamp-out-digital-health-inequalities-

 

Q3 2017/18

 

The potential clinical benefits of medicines optimisation through comprehensive geriatric assessment, carried out by secondary care geriatricians, in a general practice care setting in North Staffordshire, UK: a feasibility study (Authors: Simon Christian Lea, Keira Louise Watts, Nathan Ashley Davis, Barnabas Panayiotou, Michael John Bankart, Amit Arora, Ruth Chambers)

http://bmjopen.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/bmjopen-2016-015278?ijkey=9zw8xZcLGrCcbco&keytype=ref

 

Innovative Skype programme launched across Staffordshire:

https://fabnhsstuff.net/2017/08/28/innovative-skype-programme-launched-across-north-staffordshire/

 

 

 

Being tech-savvy enhances the care you give – Nurse Ann Hughes (Primary Health Care Journal)