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.
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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
To be Confirmed – UKTHC Technical Group
(Tuesday 28th – Thursday 30th March 2017) Naidex 2017, NEC Birmingham. Please visit our stand. (Details of free places for provider members to be announced shortly).
(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).
North West Telecare Event November 2016
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.
UKTelehealthcare Annual Integrated Meeting
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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)