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Credit card-sized device to keep vulnerable safe

A credit card-sized device is to be handed to people with dementia to help prevent them becoming one of the tens of thousands of adults with the condition who go missing across the country each year. It has been estimated that every year more than 40,000 people with dementia get lost for the first time. Around 800,000 … Continue reading

Pocket-sized speedometer keeping vulnerable safe

A pocket-sized speedometer that uses satellite technology is to be handed to vulnerable people in Surrey to keep them safe. People with dementia and learning difficulties will be offered the GPS-fitted gadget to stop them getting lost after boarding a bus or train in a confused state. When the vehicle reaches a pre-set speed limit, … Continue reading

Revolutionary app lets patients check health at home

Patients are set to be prescribed with a revolutionary new medical app that lets them check blood pressure, oxygen levels and heart rate on their smartphone. Surrey County Council and NHS Surrey have joined forces to develop plans for an app that allows vital health checks to be done at home without the need to … Continue reading

Plan for social workers to join GP surgeries

Social workers could join GP surgeries under plans being developed by Surrey County Council. The authority is exploring the idea of putting social workers who care for older people into practices. Surrey has already taken the first steps towards integrating the health and social care services in one area of the county. Social care staff … Continue reading


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