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Introducing NCL Digital Care Home Champions!

Congratulations to the recently appointed Digital Care home champions. These paid champions voices will help shape NCL digital programme. By supporting settings across ASC to understand the digital tools that are available and how they can use these tools in their settings. They will also support the programme at a local and national level. Sharing their journey with digital technology.


My name is Afusat Oluokun and I am the General Manager at Lime Tree Gardens a home for people with complex mental health needs and comorbidities. I am interested in becoming a champion because I am extremely passionate about enhancing people’s quality of life. I think mental health and physical health are equally important components of overall health and wellbeing. I feel very privileged to be a part of so many people’s stories, providing person centred care, support and ensuring people are seen, understood, and treated with dignity and respect’.

I work as a Care Home GP in Barnet and Finchley. Working as the Whzan GP Champion allows me provide support to fellow GPs with this new digital tool. This can help us to provide safe and quality care to patients and to improve communication between care home staff and General Practice.

Hello, my name is Davidson, and I am a nurse and operations manager of two homes in Enfield. One of my homes was one of the first adopters of Whzan in NCL. The kit is easy to use, and all staff can use and be upskilled to benefit the residents. The reason I wanted to be a champion is so others can have the opportunity to use in their homes and see the benefits and I would like to help this happen. I am keen to tell my story to others.

I am Horace Bosto, service manager Retirement Living Services Jewish Care. I am delighted to have been chosen to be a Whzan champion I feel passionate about being able to support frontline Carers to be able to positively intervene at an early stage and obtain medical treatment, for residents or tenants in their care using the Whzan blue box. The use of using the telehealth Whzan system for me as a positive step in the right direction for our industry as it will boost the recognition of Carers, but also help professionalise their status and encourage many more people to consider this as a worthy profession.

My name is Karen Holmes. Deputy manager at Appletree Court Care Home. I applied to become a Whzan Champion as the project has greats benefits both residents and staff in our homes. The box enables a smooth process in the event of a resident becoming unwell. Historically we wrote vitals on a piece of paper, had to calculate NEWS The box saves us time by automatically recording the readings and calculating the NEWS. This allows the staff member to act accordingly. The information is readily available for the support team and can also be printed off quickly should the resident need treatment at the A&E.