Professor Verity Brown, pro-vice chancellor (impact and innovation) said, “We’re pleased and proud that NHSX has recognised the benefits of this digital tool from the RIX Centre.
“It’s right that the massive frontline NHS operation to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic is in the forefront of people’s minds. But there is a group of vulnerable people who are also greatly suffering as a result of the lockdown. RIX Wiki is a simple but effective way of ensuring that those people with disabilities who live in the community can continue to do so safely, while maintaining the vital social and support links that are so important.
“Our Royal Docks campus is right next door to NHS Nightingale at ExCeL London and we’re providing volunteers and logistic support in the fight against Covid-19. In its own way and for its users, this technology is just as important and shows that the University continues to press to find new ways to help our community at this difficult time.”
The RIX Centre will now work with social care providers in a rapid two-week trial funded by The TechForce 19 initiative to assess the system’s impact. If successful, the toolkit will be made available at scale nationally, supported by NHSX, the National Health Service’s digital transformation unit.
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