This webinar held on 2nd September was to give an update on the all IP digital switchover. There were presentations by representatives of BT and Openreach which attracted a large number of UKTHC members. The webinar has been recorded and details of how to access the recording will be available shortly.
As our usual Forums had to be postponed due to Covid-19 we held our first Digital Forum on 12th August. We had a record number of attendees and, luckily, very little teething problems! The recording of the Forum can be watched by logging in to the Members’ Area. We are in the process of planning our next digital Forum and will be updating the website and sending out emails when we have a confirmed date. Please let us know if you require a user account to log in to the Members’ Area by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
27th November 2019
Over thirty of our supplier members exhibited at our latest Digital Health and Care MarketPlace event on the 27th November 2019 held in Partnership with Croydon Council at the newly opened Fairfield Halls in Croydon. Joining the exhibitors were teams from Croydon Careline, Croydon Equipment Services and Croydon Vision. This was the first time that Croydon had held such an event which attracted nearly two hundred delegates from the health and care industry, local businesses and members of the public.
We would like to thank Opama Khan (Head of Digital Place, Croydon Council) who opened the event and Matthew Catchpole (Assistive Technology Development Manager) and his team for supporting the event. We would also like to thank Adam Bracegirdle and the Conference and Events Team from the Fairfield Halls who helped to make this event such a success.
Apart from being able to view the latest in digital technology on display, delegates were given the opportunity to attend three presentations: Care Technology Now and the Future – John Cruickshank, The Practical Benefits of Digital Telecare in the Real World – Tim Barclay, CEO Appello, and Home Monitoring Systems for Activities of Daily Living – Rachel Pollard, Canary Care. All three presentations were well attended with lively Q&A sessions and links to the presentations can be found below.
We have had some really positive feedback from delegates, exhibitors and Croydon Council and look forward to supporting and working with the team at Croydon to develop their plans for delivering Digital Healthcare in the future.
Presentations from this event can be viewed in our Members’ Area
If you are interested in hosting a Digital Health and Care MarketPlace in your locality please email email@example.com or call 0208 004 9229.
Our second very successful Cambridgeshire event was again held at The Burgess Hall, St. Ives in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council with Charlotte Black, Director of Adults & Safeguarding, making the Keynote speech. About 200 visitors pre-registered for the event with more delegates turning up throughout the day.
New members Assa Abloy and Chiptech UK both exhibited at the MarketPlace and 121 Sync also exhibited for the first time at a UKTelehealthcare event.
Cambridgeshire have been running their Social Care Digital Innovation project with LGSS Digital and Essence Smartcare and presentations were given by Jane Crawford-White from CCC, Adele Gilpin from LGSS Digital and Carl Ryan from Essence.
The stars of the show were undoubtedly the representatives from the Robot Cat Cafe!
Using built in sensors these cats respond to motion and touch such as petting and grooming. They can make movements and purr just like a real cat but without the hassle of feeding or needing litter trays.
These cuddly creatures have been successfully used in care homes for the elderly and with people with autism.
We would like to thank the staff at Cambridgeshire County Council, especially Lucy Forrest (Technology Enabled Care & Sensory Services Team Manager) for all their hard work in making the event so successful, and also the team at the Burgess Hall for their professional help.
Workshop presentations delivered at the event can be viewed in our Members’ Area
London TECS MarketPlace 6th June 2019
UKTelehealthcare, in partnership with CETEC, held a second successful MarketPlace at Barnet & Southgate College on the 6th June.
There were 27 exhibitors demonstrating the latest technology enabled care equipment and services (TECS) and over 100 visitors attended on the day.
Carl Ryan from Essence and Sarah Lenox from Abilia both gave presentations on using technology to keep people independent for longer, and BT and Virgin were on hand to give information and advice on the digital switch over.
At the close of the MarketPlace Firas Sarhan, Director of CETEC, gave a tour of The Living Lab which included a kitchen, bedroom and bathroom all set up with the latest technology for assisted living.
UKTelehealthcare will be partnering with CETEC to provide discounted training and other services for members. Further details will be available here shortly.
Presentations from this event can be viewed in the Members Area and see more pictures below.
In partnership with CETEC – The BSC Centre of Excellence for Technology Enhanced Care
Two members win awards at the show!
UKTelehealthcare partnered with Naidex once again this year to exhibit at the NEC Birmingham on the 26th-27th March. This leading event for products, technology and services dedicated to independent living also included the Smart Home Expo and featured the UK TECS Hub with Canary Care, Friends and Family Alert (Lifemax), MyLiferaft and UKTelehealthcare. Other members exhibiting included Abilia, The Keysafe Company, Tec-Angel and Kemuri.
Gerry Allmark, MD of UKTelehealthcare, gave a presentation on the first day on ‘Independent Living and the Digital Revolution’ which attracted a large audience, and on day two he participated in a panel debate on the impact of technology on the future of care with Nicola Murgatroyd (CEO of MyLiferaft) and Charles Lowe from Humetrix.
Congratulations to TEC-Angel and MyLiferaft who both won awards at Naidex and the Smart Home Expo!
Nigel Mills from TEC-Angel giving his presentation to the panel for the Integrated Home Award and Nigel with Maizee Wilde and the award.
Nicola Murgatroyd from MyLiferaft giving her presentation for the Professional Award for making an outstanding contribution to the care industry and Nicola with the award.
Our February Forums at Hammersmith Town Hall attracted a large number of members on both days with Virgin Media, BT and OFCOM all presenting on the upcoming digital changeover and the latest updates.
BT and Virgin both have test labs where TECS equipment suppliers can take equipment to be tested over IP lines, and both organisations will be keeping members updated on further developments through the All IP section of our website and the All IP on-line forum.
Gavin Bashar, the Managing Director of Tunstall, also presented at our Providers’ Forum with Mark Stratford, their Digital Transformation Director, on Tunstall’s digital transformation strategy.
Two new members, Lynne Arenas from VisitHealth, and Deepak Samson from Connected Care Solutions, also attended the Forums. Lynne told us about VisitHealth, a private healthcare company bringing services to the home or workplace.(https://visithealth.co.uk). Deepak showcased their latest product, ETHEL, a smart device for people with little or no computer skills (https://myethel.co.uk).
The presentations prompted a lot of discussion and there were many questions on the digital changeover from members, but there was still time for some humour!
UKTelehealthcare would like to thank all the presenters who came to the Forums, and especially John Patterson from Hammersmith and Fulham for providing the venue. The presentations are all available on the Members’ Area of our website (you will need to log in). If you need a user account please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lisburn & Castlereagh, Belfast
“Inspiring Innovation in Digital Health”
This was our first venture into Northern Ireland and the first telehealthcare event to be held in this region so we were breaking new ground!
The event was opened by the Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh, Councillor Uel Mackin, at La Mon Hotel & Country Club on 3rd October and was organised in partnership with Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council and Inspire Business Park.
It attracted a wide audience from the NI Health Trusts across the region and some exciting business opportunities were discussed and future projects explored.
UK Health Show 2018
This year’s UK Health Show held at Excel in London in September featured the UK TECS Hub in partnership with UKTelehealthcare.
The TECS Hub brought together companies providing TECS services and attracted a lot of interest at the show.
UKTelehealthcare members My Liferaft, Sword Health and Kemuri were all featured on the stand and member Frequency Precision were also present at the show.
All UKTelehealthcare members who exhibited had the opportunity to speak at one of the theatres at the UK Health Show.
After the presentations a number of delegates visited the TECS Hub to find out more about the speakers’ organisations.
UKTelehealthcare would like to thank all the staff at GovNet for providing such a brilliant area for us to exhibit and we hope to have the TECS Hub again at next year’s show.
Hackney Smart Care Technology MarketPlace
Over 40 exhibitors showcased the latest cutting edge smart care technology at Hackney Town Hall on the 18th July.
Exhibitors included Amazon Web Services UK, new member SWORD from Portugal and new member MyLiferaft from closer to home on the Isle of Wight!
The event was opened by Tim Shields, Chief Exec of London Borough of Hackney, Simon Galczynski, Head of Adult Social Services, and Gerry Allmark, Managing Director of UKTelehealthcare.
Hackney were launching their Proof of Concepts using Smartcare technology at the event, which was well attended by over 180 delegates.
Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s Networking Event at Westminster
UKTelehealthcare were invited to the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s Annual Business & Investment networking reception at the Terrace Pavilion, the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday 18th April 2018, hosted by the Rt. Hon. Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP.
The event was attended by over 250 guests and showcased some of the local businesses from the Lisburn & Castlereagh area and highlighted the opportunities for business investment there. Lisburn Castlereagh Investment Guide 1819.
The Council are keen to promote health technologies in Northern Ireland and we have organised a UKTelehealthcare event over there this year. See Members’ Events Coming Up.
Left to right – Councillor David Drysdale (Chair of Inspire Business Centre), Julia and Gerry from UKTelehealthcare and Mark Brotherston (CEO of Inspire Business Centre).
Another Successful TECS MarketPlace!
Our Cambridgeshire TECS MarketPlace, held at the Burgess Hall, St. Ives on the 13th March, proved to be easily as popular as our previous Bristol City event.
210 delegates had already pre-registered for the MarketPlace and more visitors attended on the day.
The event was commissioned by Cambridgeshire County Council in partnership with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG to raise the awareness of technology enabled care services to professionals in social care, health, housing, occupational health and third sector and other related professional interest groups.
Councillor Anna Bailey, Chair of the Adult Social Care Committee and Vicky Main, Head of Operations Access and Short Term Services opened the MarketPlace and both were extremely enthusiastic about delivering technology enabled care services to the residents of Cambridgeshire.
There were presentations by Nicky Green from Pivotell, who have been working in collaboration with Age UK, Jane Crawford-White, Service Development Manager at Cambridgeshire County Council and Sarah Stacey from Just Checking which all proved hugely popular and had “full houses” at each session.
Please click on the links below to dowload the presentations from the MarketPlace:
- Jane Crawford-White – TEC Challenges & Opportunities
- Nicky Green (Pivotell) – Share the Care (Please note this presentation is very large and may take some time to download)
- Sarah Stacey (Just Checking) – Reablement-Task Finding Outcomes
A huge “Thank You” to Lucy Forrest and Diana Mackay from Cambridgeshire County Council for all the hard work they put into helping this MarketPlace to be such a success, and also to all the staff at the Burgess Hall for their assistance.
First Day of the Free Sessions on Digital Transition Awareness Training
Richard Bailey from TeleAlarm presenting to a full house on Tuesday 6th March. The following free session was on the 20th March at Barnet & Southgate College and included a tour of the CETEC Living Lab.
Bristol TECS MarketPlace a Huge Success!
Our Bristol TECS MarketPlace, held at the spectacular Bristol City Hall on the 23rd November, proved hugely popular with both exhibitors and visitors. Delegates were queueing from before 09.30 for the start of the MarketPlace which was opened at 10.00 by Terry Daffer, Service Director at Bristol City Council.
There were 40 exhibitors from all over Europe including the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Israel, France and Switzerland, displaying the latest technology enabled care services and equipment to more than 180 visitors.
A huge “Thank you” to Tracy Bartlett and Elke Small for all the hard work they put into helping this MarketPlace to be such a success, and also to the Conference Office staff and Reception at City Hall for all their help.
Three very interesting and informative presentations were held at the MarketPlace which attracted such a large audience that there was standing room only:
- Minimising The Risk of Missing People through Partnership Working (Buddi, Bristol ECC & Avon & Somerset Police)
- Realising Digital Health (Andy Morley & Dr. Malcom Fisk)
- Supporting Adults Assessment “Getting the right care to the right people at the right time” (Just Checking) Noric Dorn