Mednet Limited

Mednet is a healthcare consultancy. We work with healthcare organisations to develop deep insights, expand networks and provide innovative solutions. We operate in two distinct domain; healthcare consulting and digital solutions. We are driven to achieve the highest standards of excellence, innovation, and communication in serving healthcare organisations. We are a vibrant and energetic company with partners in government health bodies, pharmaceutical, health and nutrition industry, private and voluntary sector organisations. We are dedicated to providing patient-focused and cost-effective solutions. Mednet’s reputation in execution excellence supports the achievement of patient outcomes.

Updated:
31 October 2017
Location:
National
Sectors:
Care, Communication, Health, Other, Telecare, Local Authorities

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

Mednet are working with a variety of partners in the public, private and charity sectors in the field of dementia. We are working closely with a leading charity which sponsors research and awareness of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) to develop comprehensive education resources for patients, carers and healthcare professionals in the form of education leaflets, guidebooks and e-learning solutions. We have also developed and implemented web solutions including evaluation systems, e-learning and a website for a leading social enterprise providing a system of hospital care for people living with dementia. The solutions have been rolled out in more than 120 member hospitals across the UK. We are currently planning to develop a service model for integrated care and conduct a cost-benefit analysis for this Dementia care service. We are also working with the private sector developing a series of adherence research projects in mental health and dementia. The research will focus on a product which has already proved useful for over 40,000 care and nursing home residents. Moreover, with the help of our network of dementia experts, we are working with the largest specialist nutrition company in Europe to devise and implement a medical education programme for a food for special medical purposes for the dietary management of early Alzheimer's disease, focusing on healthcare professionals, and we are orchestrating a cohort study to complement this. If you would like further information on our work please visit our website to review specific case studies.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

We always aim to ensure that the framework of our solutions are flexible enough to accommodate a wide range of audiences considering the broad scope of services in the field of dementia. In addition to this, the turbulence in the current economic climate adds to the challenge in embedding the new advancements in innovative and new health technologies and strategies. Despite this however, we are finding partners who are eager to work with the limited resources available to provide better outcomes for patients, carers and healthcare providers.

Member website

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2. Actions

  • Dementia Industry Group

    The dementia industry group is a life sciences industry collaborative group supporting the UK to lead in the field of dementia treatment and research. Our vision is to improve outcomes in dementia by ensuring optimal access and uptake of innovative technologies and treatments for eligible patients as well as ensuring the health and care system is geared to provide the best support for people living with dementia. DIG is advised by Alzheimer's Research UK and supported by Mednet.

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    The group is currently focused on three areas:

    1.Working with the health and care system to improve diagnosis and deliver a world leading detection framework. 2.Making sure that people who are at risk of developing dementia or living with dementia have access to the best treatment and care possible. 3.Supporting the research and development ecosystem to develop the treatments of the future.

  • To develop web solutions with an evaluative mechanism for hospital staff dealing with patients living with dementia

    Working in collaboration with a leading not-for-profit social enterprise, Mednet successfully developed web solutions including an online evaluation tool to capture patient/ carer and staff feedback via paper-based and online surveys, also capturing the training quiz results. The solutions aim to raise awareness about the scheme offerings and measure the efficacy of its implementation with the help of a website, e-learning, surveys, data collation, evaluation and reporting tools with recommendations to the hospital staff.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    We have recently enhanced the dementia care evaluation system to support the hospital staff in order to collect the patient/carer feedback more efficiently and generate automated reports with an action plan. We have also deployed the new build in Amazon Web Services (London Datacentre). 

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    We have combined the dementia care evaluation system and the e-Learning system to support the hospital staff enabling them to collect the patient/carer feedback more efficiently and generate automated reports with an action plan. This will help resolve potential access issues in some hospitals with a firewall block. We have also deployed the new build in Amazon Web Services (London Datacentre). 

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    We have successfully managed to upgrade the e-Learning system in compliance with the technical standards required for an integration with the National Learning Management System (NLMS). 

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    We are currently optimising the evaluation system and supporting the users. 

  • To develop educational resources for those affected by dementia with Lewy bodies

    Mednet conducted a research exercise with carers of people with Lewy body dementia and healthcare professionals working in the field of dementia. The research was conducted on behalf of a leading charity in the UK for Lewy body dementia. From this, Mednet worked with healthcare professionals to develop a series of education leaflets for patients and carers on Lewy body dementia to enable individuals to better understand the disease and therefore allow them to make more informed choices. Mednet are also working to ensure the right people see the material, that it can be easily located and that it is well signposted. 

    Status:
    Implementation

    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    We have successfully implemented the Distribution Strategy for this service and working further on the awareness programmes. 

  • Integrated Care Approach in Dementia Care

    Mednet is jointly working with a leading not-for-profit social enterprise to apply for a grant for innovative ideas in the field of Dementia Care. The plan is develop a Quantitative Evaluation model leading to Cost/Benefit Analysis. Also, we are working on the service model with an integrated care approach supported by IT solutions. 

    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    We have shortlisted some funding sources and we are in the process of formulating the new service model.

  • Medicines Optimisation

    Mednet are working with a large pharmaceutical organisation and a mental health trust to pilot a medicines optimisation project in the field of Dementia. We have recently acquired funding to pilot a similar service model for patients living with Bipolar Disorder in Northern Ireland. 

    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    We are writing a study protocol and working on the psychoeducation content.