“November has been busy with a number of important conferences in England and Scotland. There has been the publication of the NHS Mandate in England with references to telecare and telehealth. The next phase of the 3millionlives initiative has been announced with plans for 100,000 users to benefit during 2013. Seven pathfinder sites have been identified to take the initiative forwards. New frameworks have been published for the NHS, adult social care and public health. The Care Quality Commission has published its state of care report for 2011/12” Newsletter PDF and News Item Links Supplement PDF.