Mr Andrew HallBA(Hons), MEd, F.H.E.A.

Snr Lecturer in Educational Technology

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The output of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Grant:  The OPIS (On-line Parent Information and Support) project - Meeting mothers' and fathers' information and support needs for home-based management of childhood chronic kidney disease became part of standard practice and offered to all patients in the Nephrology department at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. 

Also as part of my work with the MREH (CMFT/MIMIT Clinical Need Award) I worked with the Trust IT departments to develop protocols  for the use of mobile devices linked to the secure Trust patient records system. This resulted in a mobile application for children with Kerato-conjunctivitis, through which they can report live changes against a range of quality of life measure. The patient reported data is intergrated with the patient record and presented to clinicians, and view in conjunction with other patient data including: results, appointment type, comorbidity, symptoms, findings, visual acuity, IOP R/L, investigations, allergens, history of prescribed medications, therapies received/recommended, outcomes, comments, present QOL, 5-5-5 Total R / L, medication score and issues.

Through my work with the Greater Manchester Social Work Academy (GMSWA) teaching partnership  a step change in the adoption of digital technologies has been achieved including:

  • The standardised of Professional and Development Career Portfolios (PDCP) across the teaching partnership (3 HEIs and 27 local authorities)
  • The adoption of a digital PDCP  used by all GMSWA students (post graduate and undergraduate) during the academic year 2016/17 and this will continue for each forth coming cohort.
  • Restructuring of Academic Advisor meetings to be driven by the digital PDCP.
  • Provision to allGMSWA students of a lifelong licience to use their personal ePortfolio.
  • Embedding the ePortfolio system in standard University processes.