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Stepping up to the Covid Challenge Part I

Stepping up to the Covid Challenge Part I

Date: 7 April 2020

TEC services have never worked harder to keep service users and staff safe since the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic. We spoke to a number of key providers, large and small, about their fight against this unknown virus and the innovations that are emerging. “We have a life critical workforce that

What is the true lifespan of a new digital alarm?

What is the true lifespan of a new digital alarm?

Date: 6 March 2020

OPINION: Adrian Scaife of Alcuris notes that new digital social alarms that are connected 24/7 are now just another class of digitally connected device, but will their lifespan be the same as analogue alarm units or maybe more like a mobile phone? While it is partly about ongoing

TEC Trends & Challenges in 2020

TEC Trends & Challenges in 2020

Date: 3 February 2020

As we enter a new decade, we asked key leaders of the TEC and health & care communities for their thoughts on how they see the technology enabled care sector developing into 2020 and beyond, which issues will become prevalent and what are the challenges we face. Hear from: Nicky Parker

Connected Powered Communities in Care

Connected Powered Communities in Care

Date: 27 January 2020

Following the recent publication of TEC Stories Care Homes , TSA Chief Executive Alyson Scurfield argues connectivity can deliver not only greater efficiencies and effectiveness within a care home setting but it crucially cuts to the heart of the personalisation agenda. We have an

The QSF - So What?

The QSF - So What?

Date: 24 January 2020

Jane Turner-Bragg previously worked as Head of Service – Older People for Bromford Housing Group. Now she is one of TSA’s Quality Standards Framework (QSF) auditors. Here she gives the auditor's view and you may be pleasantly surprised... QSF. So What? This is the best question any leader

The Human Factor

The Human Factor

Date: 14 January 2020

Following the recent publication of TEC stories in conjunction with Think Local Act Personal and Care England, Clenton Farquharson asks how we can keep technology allied to personalised care and support. The pace of change is so fast these days in every sphere of life, but is the care system

How to support your staff through culture change

How to support your staff through culture change

Date: 2 December 2019

New technology and transformational change are constant in the health and social care sector and to be successful, leaders need to enact compassion in all their interactions, says occupational psychologist Dr Amanda Super, to make way for a more productive organisational culture. As an

Using Connected Care to Prevent Bed Blocking

Using Connected Care to Prevent Bed Blocking

Date: 29 November 2019

Kevin Anderson, UK Marketing Director for Tunstall Healthcare , talks us through the use of connected care in hospitals to transform technology in the NHS and reduce bed blocking in the wake of impending winter pressures. Hospital waiting times are at their worst-ever level and the latest

People are doing it for themselves

People are doing it for themselves

Date: 29 November 2019

The current acceleration in technology development enables people and builds a more inclusive society, says Care England's Martin Green, and TSA's TEC Stories embodies the spirit of autonomy and independence for those who need it most. For too long we have disabled people. The beauty of

Following the clues (and the data) to prevent falls

Following the clues (and the data) to prevent falls

Date: 29 October 2019

Data gleaned from TEC has to be put into context, interpreted and given meaning, says Gerry Hodgson from Cascade3d, to prevent falls in frailty and ensure interventions take place. We all know that falls are a huge issue. They cost the NHS more than £2bn a year and it is estimated that half of

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