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A busy start

A busy start

Date: 23 March 2018

As part of TSA’s own transformation, Alyson announced in January the separation of all our standards activity from our membership services. We have created a new standards arm called TEC Quality and our goal is to show, beyond doubt, that the industry’s quality standards framework is independent

Supporting social care teams

Supporting social care teams

Date: 16 January 2018

Posted on 15 Jan 2018 Gillian Austin - TSA Associate Supporting social care teams to undertake basic telecare assessments The Telecare service in Dumfries and Galloway is jointly managed by Social Work Services and Communities. In 2017 work began to look at how the council could begin to deliver

Connected Communities, Connected Care

Connected Communities, Connected Care

Date: 20 November 2017

By Alyson Scurfield, Chief Executive of TSA 20 November 2017 Amongst the many health IT events each year, the International Technology Enabled Care conference stands out for its special focus on the people who will benefit the most from innovative solutions – users, patients and carers who can be

The Disruptors and the Displaced

The Disruptors and the Displaced

Date: 20 November 2017

By Paul Burstow 20 November 2017 Do you want to be the disruptor or the displaced? I posed this question at this year’s International Technology Enabled Care conference in Birmingham because, for me, it sums up the opportunity and the challenge facing UK TECS. How does the sector respond to the

EurekApp!

EurekApp!

Date: 20 November 2017

By Liz Ashall-Payne 20 November 2017 Think of any aspect of your health and wellbeing which you might want to improve upon. Have you ever tried to search the app store for a solution? You can be certain that an app already exists for it, there may even be upwards of a thousand! What is not

Harnessing the power of the disruptors

Harnessing the power of the disruptors

Date: 20 November 2017

By Steve Carefull 20 November 2017 A pilot service using Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant to support people with social care needs is underway in Hampshire County Council. PA Consulting Group, which leads the Argenti Telehealthcare Partnership that runs the Council’s care technology service, has

The End of Grudge and Guilt

The End of Grudge and Guilt

Date: 20 November 2017

By Stuart Sheehy 20 November 2017 When and how will a consumer market develop for independent living technology? The question is definitely a matter of when, not if. The factors driving this are well known: Substantial growth in our older population; Improving medical technology, allowing people

Analogue to digital: are you ready?

Analogue to digital: are you ready?

Date: 22 September 2017

By Alyson Scurfield, Chief Executive of TSA 22 September 2017 By 2025, all analogue telephone services in the UK will be switched off and replaced by digital systems. Ofcom and telecommunications providers advise that systems relying on ‘voice-band data’, such as security and fire alarms, many

Care homes or care at home?

Care homes or care at home?

Date: 22 September 2017

By Paul Burstow 22 September 2017 When the NHS celebrates its 100th birthday in 2048 there will be over 100,000 centenarians living in the United Kingdom. What will that mean for health and care? Inevitably, much will have changed. So to scale-up 20th century solutions to meet anticipated demand

Maintaining Service Quality

Maintaining Service Quality

Date: 22 September 2017

22 September 2017 Paul Shead - TSA Chair I am delighted to be writing my first article for eLink since being elected Chair of TSA by the Board of Directors in June. This is an annual appointment, accountable to the Board, managing Board meetings and providing direct liaison between the Board and

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TSA Responds to ADASS Survey in Adult...


ADASS has published its latest budget survey of Directors of Adult Social Services with headline 'Human Cost of Failing to Address the Crisis in

12 Jul 2019

The Digital Difference


The Digital Difference: how the transition to Digital will revolutionise health and social care In recognition of Digital Leaders Week, Gavin

27 Jun 2019

Be a friend against scams


Adam Carter, Senior Project Officer, National Trading Standards Scams Team highlights the importance of vigilance and awareness as more and more

7 May 2019

Disrupting the procurement process


Nathan Downing, TSA Associate, lifts the lid on the world of the DPS... The traditional approach via tenders and frameworks for equipment and

14 Mar 2019

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