£30m for DH White Paper Whole System LTC Demonstrator sites bad news for small telecare suppliers?

Widely-read and well-connected Computing last week ran a story on the DH White Paper Whole System LTC demonstrator sites. According to the item, “sources close to WSLTC say [they] will include up to 6,000 participating patients and be worth about £30m.”

If that speculation is the case, this is probably bad news for small equipment suppliers, even for those on the Telecare National Framework Agreement. Read the new Soapbox comment: LTC demonstrator sites to kill off small telecare suppliers?