Well Careplus Recognised with Top Awards
The Technology used by national care home medicines service, Well Careplus, has received the accolade for ‘Improving Care with Technology’ at the prestigious Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards 2016.
Developed by Bristol-based technology firm, Invatech Health, the ‘Well Pad’ beat competition from various NHS initiatives and rival technology firms.
The Well Pad has revolutionised medicine management in care homes, enabling carers to provide effective treatment for residents, while helping to cut medicine wastage by up to £195 per resident per year.
An independent study by the University of Cardiff demonstrated the electronic system’s reliability and key benefits; including reducing returned medicine wastage by 55% and lowering incorrect administrative entries on the residents’ records by 80%.
Shiraz Khan, Head of Well Careplus, said: “This technology dramatically improves patient safety, decreasing the amount of time spent on administrative tasks and consequently, allowing carers significantly more time to focus on their patients.
“The Well Pad also supports the Care Quality Commission’s five-year strategic plan to put more emphasis on innovation and the use of ‘big data’ to improve the quality of care for vulnerable people.
“It’s astonishing that until our partner, Invatech, developed the technology, the approach to tackle challenges in medicine administration was to change policies, procedures and protocols, but never to digitalise the system. That’s why our partnership is so exciting for Well Careplus and our customers.”
Well Careplus was also recently given the award for ‘Innovation in Service Delivery’ at the Scottish Pharmacy Awards 2016 for its delivery of the technology to local care homes.
Tariq Muhammad, CEO, from Invatech Health, said: “We have always focused on providing the best technology for medicines management and I am proud that our work in digital transformation through the PCS technology has received recognition.
“Our partnership with Well Careplus means that care homes have the most advanced medicines management solution available, backed by an award-winning service.
“It is a remarkable achievement considering that it was launched just 18 months’ ago. The award wins confirm that the care sector is taking notice of the benefits and value that this technology offers in enhancing the safety and efficiency of medicines management in care homes.”