UK Government telecare policy and the Scottish Telecare Development Programme

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Two items from the latest Whole System Demonstrator Action Network website postings:

  1. A summary of, and links to, items from the UK Government that indicate how it expects telecare and telehealth developments to support various current policies. Telecare and telehealth policy: an update on recent Government policy by Mike Clark.
  2. A reflection by Paul Trueman and Sophie Beale of the York Health Economics Consortium, which evaluated the Scottish Telecare Development Programme: What does the evaluation of the Scottish Telecare Development Programme tell us? Is it time for a leap of faith? “The large-scale implementation of telehealth in the real world can raise issues very different to those of a small scale pilot programme. Moving from a desktop analysis of research findings and learning from the experience of others into an ‘industrial strength’ implementation involving thousands of service users and patients is a big step even for innovators and early adopters.”


  1. Steve Hards

    Booking for WSDAN Manchester event

    Booking has now opened for the next Whole System Demonstrator Action Network event in Manchester on 10 December 2009. This will be the fifth event in a series of eight to share the learning from the Whole System Demonstrator (WSD) programme and the development of telecare and telehealth from across the country. Programme information will be available in November 2009. Here is the link for booking.

    The presentations from the recent event in Bristol on 10 September 2009 are now available here.