Invicta Telecare joins countrywide campaign to transform the lives of three million people with telehealth and telecare services
Published by Kimberley Rowley for Circle in Communities and also in Housing
3millionlives will enable more people with long term conditions and social care needs to be supported by telehealth and telecare
Telecare monitoring provider, Invicta Telecare, is supporting the 3millionlives campaign that aims to transform the lives of three million people living with long term conditions or social care needs by utilising telehealth and telecare within health and social care services.
The initiative, which was launched by the Minister of State for Care Services, Paul Burstow MP, will enable millions of people to receive the significant benefits derived from a recently completed telehealth and telecare pilot, known as the Whole Systems Demonstrator (WSD) programme. The Department of Health has signed a Concordat with the four trade associations representing the telehealth and telecare industry and many businesses including Invicta Telecare have also committed to working together to implement services at scale.
The Minister said: “This new approach is set to improve the quality of care for three million people, increase their independence and dignity as well as reduce the time they spend in hospital. It is only by the telehealth and telecare industry working together with the Department of Health and other stakeholders, that this will be possible.”
The WSD programme was established by the Department of Health (DH) to evaluate how the use of telehealth and telecare services can support people with long term health and care needs to live more independently. The three-year research project aimed to create the largest evidence base for telehealth and telecare in the world. Key findings from the WSD programme include a 15% reduction in A&E visits, a 20% reduction in emergency admissions, a 14% reduction in elective admissions, and a 45% reduction in mortality rates.
Wendy Darling, Director of Invicta Telecare said: “We feel telecare has gone unnoticed for too long and see the 3 millionlives initiative as a tremendous opportunity to bring it to the forefront of the Governments agenda, educate the masses and enhance the life chances of millions. We recognise the key role our services at Invicta can play in helping to make 3 millionlives a success and deliver its promises.”
The DH, NHS, social care and housing stakeholders together with industry are collaborating to formulate the most efficient and effective ways to implement telehealth and telecarecare services at scale and to put these services at the heart of care pathways. By simplifying procurement and commissioning processes together we aim to fulfil this challenge over the next five years.
The 3millionlives website is now live, and anyone interested in finding out more or becoming involved can find details at www.3millionlives.co.uk.
About Invicta Telecare
Invicta Telecare is part of Circle Housing Group - one of theUK’s leading providers of affordable housing.
Invicta Telecare is the largest independent provider of Telecare services in theUKand provides a comprehensive range of support and technology services to over 97,000 homes. Helping vulnerable people, both young and old, to live safely, happily and independently in their own homes is at the heart of everything we do.