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Tunstall demonstrates support for technology enabled care service providers at NCASC

Manchester Central, 29-31 October

Posted: 10/29/2014 8:46:12 AM

Tunstall Healthcare will be highlighting its support services for commissioners and providers as well as showcasing results from some of most successful partnership programmes at this year’s National Children and Adult Services Conference (NCASC) in Manchester.

At the event delegates will have an opportunity to learn more about two of the most successful technology enabled care services (TECS) in the UK at the Better Care Technology workshop on Thursday 30 October. Also at this interactive session, Linda Sanders, ADASS telecare lead will reveal the results of the ADASS Better Care Technology survey, an independent picture of telecare service delivery across the UK, for the first time.

Visitors to the stand will have the chance to learn about the support on offer, and how Tunstall Advisory Service can help them deliver their services, as well as picking up a copy of the new ADASS report Developing a series of metrics for telecare - Improving quality and outcomes.

Better Care Technology workshop

Peter Hay, Strategic Director for Adults and Communities at Birmingham City Council will describe how a large-scale commitment to telecare across Birmingham is yielding large scale results, with improved quality of care and better outcomes for thousands of people, and significant financial efficiencies.

Joy Hollister, Group Director, Children, Adults and Housing at London Borough of Havering will outline how Havering’s Adult Services team is working in partnership with Havering CCG to deliver better integrated care and improve quality of life for the older population. Robust, longitudinal analysis has shown that the telecare service significantly reduced admissions to hospital and residential care and improved the quality of life for service users.

Linda Sanders, ADASS Telecare Lead will also announce the results of the first ADASS Better Care Technology member survey, which will provide an up to date overview of telecare in the UK and aims to lead to the creation of a number of practical tools to help authorities realise the potential of technology enabled care services

The workshop will conclude with a discussion about the barriers and opportunities presented by Better Care Technology and a chance to view the next generation of Tunstall telehealthcare solutions designed to support people with a wide range of needs, from supported self-care apps to IP based housing with care options.

Better Care Technology, 11.40am – 12.40pm, Thursday 30 October, Exchange 4/5

Support services

Visitors to the stand can also find out more about Tunstall's marketing support service which offers providers a range of support to help them engage stakeholders and promote and grow their services. From strategic marketing planning and implementation, to help with one off campaigns and a whole host of collateral, media and events, these service can be tailored to your needs.

Delegates will also be able to learn about the Tunstall Advisory Service, a team of specialists combining extensive clinical experience, qualified training teams, telehealthcare implementation experts and business intelligence which has been created to help commissioners and providers successfully deploy technology enabled care services.

This unique combination of specialist services which has been designed to support clients in the design, delivery and sustainability of telehealthcare programmes, offering practical support tailored to the individual requirements of the service and locality. Whether commissioners and providers are seeking to embark upon a new initiative or optimise an existing service, Tunstall Advisory Service is on hand to ensure enabling technology is successfully embedded into delivery models.

Metrics document

Supported by Tunstall, the ADASS Standards and Performance policy network is launching a new piece of work at conference this year, which pulls together a series of useful metrics to help local authorities monitor their progress.

Developing a series of metrics for telecare; Improving quality and outcomes is primarily aimed at commissioners and providers of social care and health services who have identified technology enabled care services as an effective way to support the health and social care needs of their local population. 

The report will provide Directors of Social Services and stakeholders with a framework to monitor the progress of technology enabled care services locally, including value for money, benefits realisation, outcomes and return on investment.

Kevin Alderson, UK Sales & Marketing Director at Tunstall said:

We continue to work hard to support the successful development of technology enabled care services, delivering products, services and tools in partnership with some of the UK’s largest housing, charitable, social care and health providers. The NCAS conference provides us with a great opportunity to promote this support and gain valuable feedback as to how we can work together to improve outcomes and transform care delivery.

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