Trevor Single, Chief Executive of the TSA, announced today at the TSA conference that their forthcoming integrated telecare and telehealth code of practice will be open to non-members.
Comment: This is good news. At present, only members can apply to be accredited against the Telecare Code of Practice. This has two adverse effects: one, no one can tell whether non-accredited companies are as competent or not as accredited ones and two, some companies feel ‘compelled’ to be members simply to maintain their accreditation. It will be much healthier for the TSA to have to demonstrate the value of membership without the stick and carrot of accreditation.