The Telecare, Telehealth and TECS Hub for Health and Care Professionals, Service Users and Carers
UKTelehealthcare is the fastest growing membership organisation for Telecare and Telehealth professionals, service providers, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), Registered Social Landlords (RSLs), suppliers and organisations with a related professional interest.
For over twenty years telehealthcare professionals in London and the South East have developed an organisation which was incorporated in 2005 as London Telecare Ltd. Using this successful formula we are now offering membership throughout the UK. Our supply members include most of the UK companies which market the equipment monitoring the safety and well-being of the public. We are dedicated to raising the profile of telehealthcare services by making people know how telehealthcare products can transform their lives.
Our mission is to support health and care professionals and suppliers to deliver the widest choice and range of appropriate Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS) to patients, service users and their carers.
BBC Inside Out South East Telehealth and Telecare Documentary
After the BBC documentary Inside Out South East (telehealth and telecare trial in Kent) we were contacted by another WSD patient from Kent with the same issues. We understood from the BBC programme that the CCGs had sent out letters to all participants of the trial in December 2016. Our concern is that there could be more patients who are unaware that the equipment is no longer being monitored.
Following on from consultation with our members and the UKTelehealthcare Executive, and with guidance from our government lobbying adviser, we have sent letters raising this issue to the Health Secretary, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, the seventeen Kent MP’s, Kent County Council and NHS England.
I am pleased to let you know that we have already received a response from NHS England who have agreed to raise the issue with Kent LGA.
NHS Turns to Tech
Well done to Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust for their research programme – Technology Integrated Health Management (TIHM) for dementia. Read about their assistive technology programme and how they hope to save the NHS money and resources through the use of telehealthcare.
It is important to note Collin Capper’s comments about tight budgets not being the only limiting factors, but also the fact that we don’t have a very well-established regulatory or evaluation framework for this technology.
UKTelehealthcare would support and encourage our members to collaborate with organisations such as NICE and the Kings’ Fund to address these important issues.
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Coming Up at a Glance
Wednesday 22nd February 2017 – Executive Committee, Westminster City Hall
Friday 24th February 2107 – Providers’ Forum, Westminster City Hall
Tuesday 28th February 2017 – Suppliers’ Forum, Westminster City Hall
Wednesday 1st March 2017 – Carlisle MarketPlace, University of Cumbria
We are planning MarketPlaces in London, Luton, Halifax, Nottingham, Bristol and Dudley for 2017/18. Keep checking here for updates.
(Tuesday 28th – Thursday 30th March 2017) Naidex 2017, NEC Birmingham. Please visit our stand. See News and Events for details of the show and click on the banner below for free tickets for our Provider Members.
(Monday 26th – Friday 30th June 2017) Telehealthcare Awareness Week
(Wednesday 28th – Thursday 29th June 2017) Health Care 2017, ExCel, London. Please visit our stand. (Details of free places for provider members to be announced shortly).
Carlisle MarketPlace Programme
Delegates please click button below to register attendance.