3ML Industry Leadership Group – a structural change rather than an axe

As reported on our main TTA site (3millionlives “axed”; long live 3millionlives) HSJ reported that the main 3ML group set up by the Government is being fundamentally restructured to reduce industry technology players and add a range of other stakeholders. A new governance process is also being introduced.

Launched in December 2011 by David Cameron as a campaign to provide telehealth devices to 3 million people in five years, there was a lot of promotion when Paul Burstow was the Care Services minister. The 3ML Industry Leadership Group led by Angela Single from BT was set up with a £10k ticket price for membership which restricted the group to the big players in the market such as BT and Tunstall. Nearly two years into a five year programme the Government is now trying to steer the programme to focus on patient outcomes by3ML logo widening the membership and renaming the group as “Integrated Care for 3millionlives Stakeholder Forum”.

No announcement has yet been posted on the 3ML website 3millionlives.co.uk.

About Chrys Meewella

Chrys is an Electrical Engineer who has specialised in Telecommunications and has worked on developing telecare and telehealth solutions. Following his post-doctoral work at Imperial College Chrys joined Philips Research Labs and later worked for, amongst others, BT, O2 and NEC. Chrys is a Charted Engineer and is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and runs a consultancy business in telecommunications and IT.

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