What is UKTelehealthcare?

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 telecare 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 telecare and telehealth services by making people know how telecare and telehealth 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.

 

North West Telecare Event November 2016

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UKTelehealthcare represented at North West Telecare Event, Ashton under Lyne, 23 November 2016

John Chambers and Doug Miles were delighted to represent UKTelehealthcare at this year’s North West Telecare Event,  skillfully arranged by Dawn Thornber and her colleagues at Contour Homes.

This was a free event for housing and healthcare professionals with a full day of workshops on telecare  supporting  independent living. There were case studies of best practices and demonstrations of the latest products to hit the market, all enjoyed by a large delegation from our sector.

There were three high profile guest speakers:  Gill Drummond, Dementia Lead for Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust; Dr. Malcolm Fisk, Director of Telehealth Quality Group, De Montfort University, Leicester; and Paul Shead, Board Member, TSA-Voice.  John and Doug enjoyed a very full day networking with many friends and members.

“It was a very worthwhile event, well organised at a superb venue”  Doug enthused.

 

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UKTelehealthcare Annual Integrated Meeting

 

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Our first AGM took place at South Thames College on the 2nd November and was well attended by around 70 members.  Director Doug Miles opened the meeting and gave an interesting talk about how the organisation was started in 2005 as London Telecare.

 

 

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At the meeting John Chambers, one of the founding directors, announced his retirement at the end of November to spend more time with his double bass! We shall all miss John but he will still put in an occasional appearance as a consultant on an ad hoc basis.

 

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Director Gerry Allmark  gave a presentation on the future of UKTelehealthcare, followed by Carl Ryan from Tunstall Healthcare who spoke about ‘A widening Audience and the Value of Professional Trade Organisations’.

 

 

 

 

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Christopher Ashenden from MASCOT and Darren Tully, LFB Borough Commander Merton, presented on ‘Fire Safety and How to Fund it’ and Christopher gave an overview of Merton’s risk assessment protocols for vulnerable residents.

 

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Dr. Kevin Doughty gave the final presentation on ‘The 7 Waves of Community Care Technology – Is Your Service Ready?’
Kevin’s presentation can be viewed here.

 

After the Open Forum a delicious buffet lunch was served by the students of the college giving delegates the opportunity to network.

 

Our thanks go to Tunstall Healthcare for sponsoring this event and London Borough of Merton for hosting.

 

Coming Up at a Glance

23rd November 2016 – NW Telecare Event (Ashton Under Lyne, Manchester) where we shall be exhibiting.

 

Early next year:

MarketPlace in the West of England – further details to follow.

MarketPlace in London – More details to follow.

Our first Welsh MarketPlace  21st September 2016

Our very first MarketPlace in North Wales took place on Wednesday 21 September at the Catrin Finch Centre on the Glyndwr University Campus.

We are most grateful to our energetic partners from Wrexham CBC who worked so hard to make the day a success. Our gratitude also goes to the 35 exhibitors and 4 speakers who informed the 100+ visitors about the latest innovative technology enabled community care services.

Chris Roberts, who featured on Panorama’s Living with Dementia,  also attended our Wrexham MarketPlace with his wife Jane. (Click here to watch programme)

 

Woking Event 12th July

Our Surrey event was held in the HG Wells Centre in Woking and opened by Jonathan Lord, MP for Woking, who gave a very supportive opening speech. It was attended by over 100 people and around  35 exhibitors. Mr. Lord visited the majority of the stands, taking time to find out about the technology on offer.  There were also a number of interesting breakout sessions which were led by Brad Rogers (Future Healthcare), John Cruickshank (The IT Health Partnership), Adrian Wolf (MindMe), Pauline Lock (Woking Borough Council) and Haley Maunder (Forest Care Alarm),  and Stuart Sheehy (Canary Care).

“Thought the event was very successful from my point of view – we made some good contacts and will pursue them and hopefully we will have some success. I thought the choice of location was excellent as all amenities, including car parking, were all very close to the hall.”

Mike Legate – Director, DV Tec

Our thanks go to our sponsors for the event:  Canary Care, CSL, Doro, Green Access and Possum.

 

Jonathan Lord, MP for Woking, gives the opening speech for UKTelehealthcare’s Surrey MarketPlace.

(Click on the arrow to play Jonathan Lord’s speech.)

 

Jonathan Lord MP meeting some of our supplier members. (Click on an image below to enlarge)

 

 

 

 

Health+Care Show 2016 – Pictures from 30/06/2016

 

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Jim Ellam, Commissioning Manager, Staffordshire County Council, speaking at the Health+Care Show

‘It’s not about the technology, it’s all about the outcomes’

 

 

 

West Sussex (Worthing) MarketPlace Wednesday the 8th June

See News and Events for details and more pictures of this event.

 

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Telehealthcare Awareness Day

 

Some Members’ Events for Telehealthcare Awareness Day

Herts Careline TAD Logo To mark national Telehealthcare Awareness Day, Hertfordshire Careline  attended the Help yourself to Health Event at Knebworth Village Hall on 1st June.  See press release.
MASCOT Keysafe  

MASCOT Telecare were proud to be hosting ‘Telehealthcare Awareness Day’ on the 1st of June in conjunction with the London Fire Brigade and the Key Safe Company.

We  demonstrated the benefits of friendly technology products and services, so that everyone who needs help to ‘Stay Safe and Stay Connected’ can access this type of support.

The foyer at the front of the Link, Civic Centre, Morden between 10am and 1pm.

CAIR, the innovative Telecare company, celebrated National Telecare Awareness Day on the 1st June by holding a Creative Lab at their headquarters in West Yorkshire.

12 of the region’s leading voices in Telecare gathered for an exciting and fun-filled day of creativity as they tackled some of the challenges facing the industry.

Sharon Le Corre, the Business Development Manager for CAIR said, “we wanted to explore some of the issues facing Telecare, such as the direction of travel in the industry, and felt that this was a great way to do it. All of the invitees have been chosen for their practical knowledge and their ability to articulate their views. The Creative Lab will provide an environment in which we can delve in and tackle these issues in a fun and creative way.

 Wandsworth Logo Large We at Wandsworth erected a stall in the main mall of Southside Shopping Centre in Wandsworth where we talked to passers by and carried out demonstrations of equipment(mobile signal permitting).  Location –  at the northern end of the centre between New Look and The Perfume Shop.

Photos of event will be uploaded to the General blog pages of UKTelehealthcare.

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