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TSA Conference 2012 focuses on ‘transforming services, enhancing lives’

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Published by PSN for Telecare Services Association in Local Government and also in Health

The International Telecare & Telehealth Conference 2012, organised by the Telecare Services Association (TSA), is to take place on 12h to 14th November at the Hilton Metropole, Birmingham, with the theme of ‘Transforming services, Enhancing lives’ through closer integration of health and social care.

 

The conference will assess the current and future impact of telecare and telehealth services delivered at scale, and discuss the measures needed to integrate and fully transform services. It will also showcase the UK’s leadership in developing telecare and telehealth technology and deploying services, with pioneering initiatives such as 3millionlives which is being watched with interest across the world.

 

With its planned launch of the world’s first fully integrated telecare and telehealth Code of Practice at the end of the year, the TSA will announce steps to drive further transformation of services by introducing and monitoring standards for delivery and quality of telecare and telehealth services.

 

The conference programme features an address by Minister of State for Care & Support Norman Lamb, as well as guest chairs, including Fiona Phillips, broadcaster and author and RT Hon Patricia Hewitt former Secretary of State for Health.

 

Speakers sessions will focus on how advanced telecare and telehealth programmes and services can be deployed at scale, how to overcome barriers to cross-sector integration and create genuine partnerships that will improve health and social care outcomes and quality of life for individuals. The sessions will evaluate the impact and progress of initiatives, from Europe and across the UK and Ireland, including 3millionlives.

 

Key speakers at the conference include:

  • Sarah Pickup, president of the Directors of Adult Social Services
  • Heléna Herklots, chief executive, Carers UK
  • Stephen Johnson, deputy director, head of long term conditions and urgent & emergency care, Department for Health
  • Professor George Crooks, medical director, NHS 24
  • Alyson Bell, chair, TSA
  • Jim McManus, director of Public Health for Hertfordshire
  • Mike Ward, senior housing director, Circle Housing Group

 

This year’s conference is forecast to be the largest yet, with the growth in exhibitors, sponsors, guest speakers and breadth of attendees, reflecting the sector’s evolution and importance to the future of health and social care in the UK. 

 

Trevor Single, chief executive, TSA, commented: “This year’s conference is about using the momentum of the WSD programme and success of the 3millionlives initiative to implement the required changes that will help transform health and social care delivery. The UK is the acknowledged leader in telecare and telehealth service delivery, and this conference gives a great opportunity to share experiences and learn from them to help accelerate service transformation.”

 

“The conference has grown year on year, which highlights the dynamism and opportunity for the sector as well as the genuine need for these services, which the Government acknowledges as being critical in transforming the way health and social care services are delivered in our country and beyond.”

 

The conference is CPD certified. To follow announcements ahead of, during and after the event, TSA is on Twitter @TeleServAssoc and the conference hashtag is #teleconf2012.

 

For more information about Conference and the TSA, please visit www.telecare.org.uk/conference

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