The Telecare, Telehealth and TECS Hub for Health and Care Professionals, Service Users and Carers
Members’ Events Coming Up
Please visit our Events page for further details.
(11.00 am) January 2021 – UKTelehealthcare Digital Forum. Date to be confirmed.
10th-11th February 2021 – HETT, ExCeL, London
9th-10th March 2021 – Naidex, NEC, Birmingham
27th-28th April 2021 – HealthPlusCare Show, ExCeL, London
Keep Up To Date With The Digital Switchover!
- Visit our All IP page to read about the latest updates from BT, Virgin and other providers on the digital switchover.
- Read the latest letter from BT (17th September 2020) on our All IP page.
- Presentations from the latest Digital Switchover webinar (August 2020) in partnership with UKTelehealthcare can also be viewed on our Members’ Area.
- The All IP Working Group (Ofcom, Openreach, OTA, NICC, BSG and Virgin Media) have published theair latest report – 28th May 2020. Read the report on our All IP page.
- Latest updates available from BT on how their IP plans will affect telecare users and ARCS.
- Could all ARCS please provide their incoming telephone numbers – see our All IP page for further details.
- If you are a member and have a user account you will also be able to access the new All IP Posts and read and respond to new posts.
Southwark have a new vacancy for a Specialist Telecare Installation Officer. See our Vacancies page.
Doro Acquire Connexus Careline. Read press release here.
Read Hawkeye’s latest press release on telecare monitoring and the digital switchover.
See Camden’s new vacancy for a Telecare Installation Review Officer on our Vacancies page.
Read Appello’s latest report on TECS trends for 2021 with downloadable guide.
CAIR announce the launch of their new website. Read more here.
Read Oysta’s press release on their new Oysta Pearl II product.
Read Appello’s latest press release on supported housing here and see webinar details below.
Read Doro’s 12th August 2020 press release here on Eldercare acquisition.
Read the GDS July press release on putting digital at the heart of the community.
Tunstall Healthcare reveals plans for continued growth. Read July press release here.
Read a brilliant newspaper article about Johnnie Johnson’s all female TEC team – “Charlie’s Angels” here.
TECS Contract with West Sussex County Council and NHS goes Live. Read press release here.
Tunstall Healthcare secures funding to support continued growth. Read their latest press release here.
UKTelehealthcare Represent Members at Two Parliamentary Events in 2020.
The UKTelehealthcare management team have begun the New Year by representing both suppliers and provider members at two Parliamentary events in Westminster.
On the 15th January we attended the Policy Connect Health Group meeting at the House of Commons on the Ageing Society: Beyond Medicalisation in the Future of Ageing which was chaired by Lord Michael Bichard. The expert panel included Simon Bottery, Senior Fellow in Social Care, The Kings Fund Dr Anna Dixon, CEO, Centre for Better Ageing, Dr Lorraine Morley, Age Tech Accelerator, UK Lead Professor Judith Phillips, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Baroness Masham.
UKTelehealthcare members also attending the event included Centra, Welbeing, Doro and Possum.
The outcomes from this event will be published on our website once we have received them from our colleagues at Policy Connect. UKTelehealthcare will continue to work with Policy Connect during the year on related initiatives in the digital health care space, including representing our members on the All Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology (APPGAT).
You can find further information regarding this APPG at https://www.policyconnect.org.uk/appgat/home .
On the 20th January Gerry Allmark UKTHC MD was invited to attend the European Knowledge Tree Group (EKTG) Symposium – The Value of the Silver Economy using the Gold of the Future which was chaired by Baroness Greengross at the House of Lords.
The Aim of the Symposium was to review the opportunities offered by options put forward by AAL Forum Solutions, the EU Blueprint, UK Government, Healthy Ageing, as recently debated by the HoL Science and Technology Committee. The Symposium also reviewed associated topics raised in earlier EKTG events; to innovate a system to support better awareness of the need to improve education and understanding of how technology can assist for a healthier population, and to identify support from others outside EKTG for this.
The Symposium heard presentations from EKTG members from Switzerland, Germany, UK, Ireland and the Netherlands with commercial input from Fujitsu, Agile Homes and Docobo. There was also a presentation from Lisa Cameron MP who chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Disability.
Alan Willis (EKTG Leadership Group) asked delegates to consider the following actions:
- What can you undertake – to further the awareness of eHealth services within your environment?
- Summarize issues and possible actions – for your colleagues, policy makers, and others, that will act as a basis for action at both national and individual levels?
- Support formal education and knowledge – for policy makers, professionals, industry, users and their families?
- Identify at least two actions that you can take to go to the EKTG Board meeting on the 7th February 2020
UKTHC have also been requested to provide further input to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Disability by Lisa Cameron MP.
Coronavirus Updates from Members
Appello launches free guide and webinar. Find details here
Coronavirus press release from The KeySafe Company. Click here to read
Oysta Launch the Oysta Lite to Aid Confidence after Lockdown. Read press release 12th June.
Coronavirus statement from Tunstall Healthcare – Please click here
Coronavirus press release from Legrand – Click here to read
COVID-19 update from Doro/Welbeing. Click on this link.
CAIR UK supports Wigan Council during Coronavirus. Click here to read press release
Staying Healthy with Technology
Wednesday 30th September 2020 13.20-14.30
- Maggie Ellis, EKTG Coordinator
- Dr Irene Lidoriki, Clinical Dietitian-nutritionist, Research fellow, First department of Surgery, Laikon Hospital of Athens.
- Koli Miah, Early Education Practitioner Stratford and West Ham Neighbourhood team. Works at the Rebecca Cheetham, Nursey and Children’s Centre UK.
We will debate these issues and opportunities with you. Any have particular questions you would like our panel of experts to address send them to Maggie Ellis: email@example.com and we will try and get through them during the discussion.
Register by email here
4 enablers to a better living experience in supported housing.
Thursday 8th October 2020 – 13.30
What questions should supported housing providers be asking of their TECS suppliers? How will cloud revolutionise TECS, creating a safer, and more connected environment? Join Tim Barclay, CEO and Mark Stratford, Commercial Director at Appello, with guest Jeremy Porteus, Chief Executive of the Housing LIN, who will discuss these points and much more from the guide.
What is Telecare, Telehealth and TECS?
View our web pages using the links below for an explanation of the terminology used and further information.
Who are UKTelehealthcare?
UKTelehealthcare is the independent and impartial membership organisation for Telecare and Telehealth professionals, service providers, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Registered Social Landlords, suppliers and organisations with a related professional interest.
Our supply members include most of the UK companies which market the equipment monitoring the safety and well-being of the public, and our provider members include a large number of local authorities as well as private providers. We are dedicated to raising the profile of telecare and telehealth 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, and to raise awareness and encourage the use of technology.
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“I have to say, this is my 1st time utilising the service (I have commented before, but not posted a question) and the response has been fantastic. The customer’s son ended up purchasing a device that was recommended by a forum member.”
John Patterson (Assistive Technology Co-ordinator) London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham
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