Tag Archives: Telecare

Smartphones, wearables are the future of NHS

NHS England has sketched out the future of healthcare and it will be one using smartphones and wearable bio-sensors to monitor ourselves and alert clinicians. NHS National Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh has written to around 250 organisations across health, … Continue reading

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Scotland to invest additional £10m on telehealth

The Scottish Health Secretary, Alex Neil, has announced the investment of an additional £10 million (about US $ 15 million) to support home health monitoring solutions across Scotland, the BBC has reported. This additional funding for the NHS Boards will … Continue reading

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January Telecare LIN Newsletter is out now

The January 2014 newletter from the Telecare Learning and Improvement Network was published two days ago and has the usual rich collection of news and links to news and articles. This month there is a lot on dementia. Always a … Continue reading

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NHS Highland to check all telecare fire alarms following death

The failure of a telecare fire alarm may have contributed to the death of a 51-year old wheelchair user in a fire at her home last month according to The Inverness Courier and the Scottish Express. Barbara Anderson died in … Continue reading

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Ambient Assisted Living Forum 2013

The AAL Forum is billed as an annual platform for the growing “ambient assisted living” – telehealth and telecare – community in Europe to meet and discuss AAL. It is also a showcase event for people involved in the Ambient … Continue reading

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O2 pulls out of Telecare

As reported by Charles Lowe on our main site on Tuesday, O2 has announced via its website that they are withdrawing from the UK Telecare market just four months after re-launcing the Help at Hand device (see O2 (re-)launches Help … Continue reading

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Jobs expectation in Bodmin after BT’s Cornwall telehealth win

Following the April 2013 decision by Cornwall Council to award the outsourcing contract to BT (including the outsourcing of telehealth and telecare) there is expectation that 300 new telehealth jobs will be created in Bodmin, according to the Cornish Guardian. … Continue reading

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Trafford promotes free telecare for over-80’s

Trafford Council’s trial of free telecare for a year for over 80’s, announced last month (Trafford Council pledges free Telecare trial for over 80s) is being promoted throughout the borough with special events according to the press release published in … Continue reading

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Free smoke alarm distribution linked to Surrey’s telecare

Surrey County Council and the Surrey Fire and Rescue Service have distributed 1200 free smoke alarms over the past year according to Elmbridge Today. “It runs alongside a county council drive aimed at helping old people retain their independence for … Continue reading

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SEHTA briefing presentations

The presentations from the SEHTA sector briefing on 20 March which we announced on 11 March is reported to be available on the SEHTA Youtube channel. SEHTA reports that UKTI officers from 18 countries attended the briefing.

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BT outsourcing contract (including telehealth and telecare) approved by Cornwall Council

Our Telehealth and Telecare Aware main site editor Steve Hards has picked up news of the approval of the BT’s partnership contract with Cornwall Council. We reported in October last year that the Council suspened a proposal to outsource services … Continue reading

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Lincolnshire County Council trials expanding Telecare with LIVES volunteers

The Lincolnshire County Council’s Telecare service, like most, requires the user to provide emergency contacts that the call centre would contact in case of need, with Emergency Services contacted if necessary. Lincolshire also have a voluntary group called LIVES  who … Continue reading

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Benefits of Telehealth

A report on the BBC website today makes a quick roundup of some key items from the current UK telehealth scene: the WSD and the recent BMJ article on it, 3ML, O2 Help at Hand and Vodafone mHealth. It gets … Continue reading

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SEHTA organise a meet-the-UKTI-project-officer meeting

SEHTA has organised a meeting for 20 May 2013 for telehealth and telecare companies interested in a wide range of overseas markets. The meeting will provide an hour for companies to meet UKTI project officers from Abu Dhabi, Moscow, Helsinki, … Continue reading

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O2 (re-)launches Help at Hand

We reported in March last year the O2 Help at Hand service with a GPS pendant with mobile connectivity. A whole year later, The Register reports that O2 has launched Help at Hand, the first of O2’s telecare services in … Continue reading

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