I (editor Steve) may have missed this previously: is Walsall Council and NHS Walsall going down a big Tunstall procurement route? It’s great that a) they are working together and b) that telecare and telehealth is to become a standard part of home-based care packages (if needed, presumably) but perhaps someone can enlighten me…do contracts with Tunstall require their customers to include the phrase ‘in partnership with telehealth and telecare provider Tunstall’ in every public statement? How telecare can defuse chronic conditions timebomb Community Care
“do contracts with Tunstall require their customers to include the phrase ‘in partnership with telehealth and telecare provider Tunstall'”
Hi Steve – I doubt it – otherwise it would also include “market leading”.
Steve Hards, editor
What interests me is the number of times we see something like this when I never see, for example, “We are pleased to be having the council offices’ roofs repaired in partnership with Acme Building company.”
Or does the ‘in partnership with’ mean that the council believes that the company is subsidising the contract in some way?
Whatever it is, these endorsements seem very naïve on the part of the public officials – like wearing name badges that are co-branded. http://www.telecareaware.com/index.php/burstow-tunstall-mears-and-the-p14m-1-3ml-target-for-birmingham