NHS Whole Systems Demonstrator: 'Lessons Learned'

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A new BRD supported ALAN event

Register here: https://www.regonline.co.uk/register/checkin.aspx?MethodId=0 eventsessionId=7d6f58029b764f74807c7f9b8b658744&eventID=992705

All are welcome to this event featuring two key experts who are keen to disseminate the lessons learned from the Whole System Demonstrator programme.

The WSD programme is research project funded by the Department of Health to find out how technology can help people manage their own health while maintaining their independence. The WSD programme is believed to be the largest randomised control trial of telecare and telehealth in the world to date. The programme was launched in May 2008 and ran for two years, followed by an evaluation process.

For more information about the WSD programme please see the following link http://www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/documents/digitalasset/dh_100947.pdf


David Tyas – Service Improvement / Telehealth Manager – Long Term Conditions NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

David Tyas is the Telehealth Lead for NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly. Having worked as part of the original Whole System Demonstrator team, Dave took over the running of the mainstream service in April 2010. Dave’s background is in the private sector working in operational management and service development roles for organisations such as BMW and Thomson Reuters.

WSD has been a real challenge and something that anyone considering implementing Telehealth should learn from. The focus of this presentation is how to go about understanding and overcoming those challenges, using insight from a service that has installed over 1000 people over a 30mth period.

Trevor Drage – Assistive Technology Manager at Cornwall Council http://assistedlivingaction.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Trevor-Drage.png

Trevor has been the assistive technology manager for Cornwall Council for 5 years and has led both the Preventative Technology Grant project work and the Telecare workstream for Cornwall’s Whole System Demonstrator Programme. He is also a member of CUHTec advanced telecare users group. He has worked in an operational capacity for Adult Care and Support since 1993 across Older People’s services, Learning Disabilities and supported employment for people with a disability.

Trevor commented “My session on lessons learned from the Whole System Demonstrator programme will focus on the operational aspects of engaging potential customers, delivering solutions, monitoring the provision of a telecare service and how this links in with other social care interventions. This will be discussed in relation to the service design currently in operation in Cornwall.”

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