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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

Highlights of ITEC Conference 2019

Highlights of ITEC Conference 2019

Date: 18 October 2019

DAY ONE Conference commenced with CEO Alyson Scurfield and President Paul Burstow meeting and greeting exhibitors and headline partners around the exhibition hall, setting the scene for what attendees could expect at the UK’s seminal conference for TEC. Hall 1 auditorium hosted the plenary

TSA at Digital Innovation in Care Homes

TSA at Digital Innovation in Care Homes

Date: 30 August 2019

Leeds Becket University was the venue for a Digital Innovation in Care Homes event in partnership with Leeds City Council to showcase good practice and new digital innovations in care homes. To the delight of the organisers and speakers, and in spite of the summer holidays, it was standing room

How Technology Can Help Care

How Technology Can Help Care

Date: 5 August 2019

A digital shift over a period of six to seven years presents local authorities with an opportunity to fundamentally redesign their TEC systems, taking advantage of emerging digital technology so they can provide proactive, not reactive services. But it also presents them with many challenges. One

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

Turning a tipping point into a case for TECs

Date: 18 July 2017

By Paul Burstow 18 July 2017 Last week Andrea Sutcliffe, CQC’s Chief Inspector of Social Care said that the care system remained fragile and at risk of reaching a tipping point. Health and social care has been evolving in different ways in each of the Home Nations since devolution but the

How to prepare for a QSF audit

Date: 18 July 2017

By Karen Bridgewater, Dudley Telecare Service 18th July 2017 Positive relationships rarely start with a cool assessment of faults and failures. The same goes for audits. Like everything else in life audits can be good, bad or indifferent and many of us will have experienced several of them –

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