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Welcome to the September TSA eLink newsletter
Sent exclusively to TSA members every month, eLink keeps everyone informed about the latest TSA and TEC industry developments and news.
In this issue:
  • Dementia awareness training  – new courses for TEC staff working with those living with Dementia
  • ITEC 2018 Conference – with two weeks to go here the latest details on the conference programme
  • ITEC Awards finalists announced
  • TSA and Industry news
  • Tenders, funding and jobs
Dementia TEC awareness courses to launch at ITEC Conference
We’ve been working with a leading dementia consultant to enhance our one-day group training courses aimed at the TEC workforce. Two new courses have been designed to enhance skills and knowledge around working with people living with dementia.

The courses will be officially launched at the ITEC Conference on the TSA stand where our training associate will be on-hand to discuss in more detail.

Putting the Care back into Telecare - Supporting People Living with Dementia

This one-day course offers a structured yet flexible approach, building knowledge and skills needed in the provision of assistive technology when delivering a service for a client living with Dementia.

Delegates will gain an understanding of how one person’s dementia journey is very much individual.

Trainees will be able to identify how using relevant technology appropriately and timely can support the management of risk and reduce the potential for harm for service users, carers and families, improve quality of life and support them to live independently for longer.

Putting the Care back into Telecare – ADVANCED MODULE

This course looks further in to the wider concept of technology, pulling in the knowledge and experience already gained from delegates to broaden the capability of assessing and prescribing assistive technology. It will also give a chance to learn from peers working on case study based scenario learning. Leaving delegates with real examples and a tool box of information to use in every day assessments. 

Delegates will look in depth at individual case studies from their own and other delegates case load, and consider the wider scope of TEC including ‘The internet of Things’, Apps, GPS and Telehealth.

ITEC Conference programme highlights
Dementia Experience
We are delighted to have the mobile dementia experience on site at ITEC for two days. This is an immersive experience in to what it’s like to live with this degenerative condition. Expect sensory deprivation, discomfort, visual impairment and restricted dexterity whilst trying to undertake everyday tasks.
Plenary programme
The ITEC main stage is so packed with content there’s too much to outline here, the full programme is now online, some key highlights are:
Day 1 – October 16th
When the drugs don’t work – a remarkable journey in VR
Kay Smith, Patient Ambassador and Retired Tissue Viability Nurse
Exploiting Information to Improve Health & Wellness
Professor George Crooks OBE, CEO, Digital Health & Care Institute
Using mhealth apps to empower the person and deliver new models of care
Hazel Jones, Apps and Wearables Programme Director, NHS Digital
Liz Ashall Payne, CEO and Founder, ORCHA
Joining up the dots: useful technology for direct care
Alan Davies, Director of Digital Health / Chair of the Digital Expert Group, Innovation Agency
Hadleigh Stollar, Programme Manager – Integrating Care, NHS Digital
Is TEC moving to a consumer market; What is the ongoing role of central or local government?
Panel Debate, chaired by Rt Hon Paul Burstow, President, TSA and former Care Minister
Panelists to include:
  • Professor Roy Sandbach OBE, Professor of Practice in Ageing Science & Innovation, Newcastle University
  • Madeleine Starr MBE, Director of Business Development and Innovation, Carers UK
  • Beverley Bryant, Chief Operating Officer, System C
  • Steve Sadler, Associate – Technology Strategy, TSA
Day 2 - October 17th

PSTN switch off – industry efforts to identify risks
Huw Saunders, Director, Network Infrastructure, SITE, Ofcom

Beyond Barcelona: Spain’s proactive, personalised and predictive approach to technology enabled health and care
Ester Sarquella, Directive Board Member, Catalan Society for Digital Health and Director for Digital Health, Tunstall Healthcare Southern Europe

The Buurtzorg Model – Successful introduction of new services
Paul Jansen – Chief Operating Officer, Buurtzorg

Alexa; can you support people with care needs?
Steve Carefull, Director, PA Consulting
Digital technology: the next best thing since the enlightenment
Glen Garrod, President, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)
Leadership For Technology Enabled Care
Keynote Speech by Caroline Dinenage MP
Minister of State for Care, Department of Health and Social Care
View the full programme
Click here for delegate packages for ITEC 2018
Breakout sessions
Hour long breakout sessions, running in parallel, will take place on both days of the conference, featuring examples of best practice, important updates and valuable learning opportunities.
These are interactive sessions and we encourage participation from delegates so that attendees get the most out of them. View available breakout sessions by clicking on the below links:
Tuesday 16th, 14:00 – 15:00
Wednesday 17th, 14:00 – 15:00
Wednesday 17th, 15:30 – 16:30
NHS Innovation Accelerator Zone
NIA will be running 2 days of bite size presentations of around 30 minutes each covering:
  • How to apply for the NHS Innovation Accelerator
  • Overcoming the barriers to scaling up digital innovation: real-world learning from the NHS Innovation Accelerator
  • Commissioning technology enabled care: finding solutions to manage the challenges facing your local population
  • Innovation showcase: technology enabled care
Innovation stage
Located within the exhibition hall, the innovation stage will showcase a number of informative, real world presentations from innovators in the healthcare market including our event sponsors and content partners.

Exhibition Zone
The exhibition zone at the International Technology Enabled Care Conference is returning bigger and better in 2018. 3000m2 of exhibition space featuring innovative solutions from TEC service providers and suppliers. Many exhibitors are launching new products and services so make sure to walk around the stands in between the key presentation times.
Networking and Collaboration Zone
For 2018 the Networking and Collaboration Zone will be conveniently located within the exhibition zone, come and visit the CSL Networking and Collaboration Zone to Stay Connected at the TSA conference. The CSL Networking and Collaboration Zone will feature:
  • Charging stations for phones, tablets and laptops
  • Comfortable seating areas for working, small meetings or networking
  • Refreshments including tea, coffee and water
  • Wi-Fi
  • Technical Experts on hand to answer any questions you may have
Come and say hello
TSA’s stand is open for visitors and if you are at the conference and want to book a meeting with one of our team then follow this link to make an appointment. We'll have chocolates too!
ITEC Awards
The Gala Dinner at this year’s ITEC Conference features our all new ITEC Awards. Finalists were announced last week, for those who missed the news here they are again:
  • Innovation in TEC Award
    • Horsham District Council
    • Appello
    • Southend Borough Council
    • South Tyneside Council
    • PA Consulting
  • Integrated TEC Services Award
    • NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group
    • Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
    • Inhealthcare
  • Individual TEC Leadership Award
    • Loraine Simpson, Progress Housing Group - Progress Lifeline
    • Carl Atkey, Appello
    • Steve Carefull, PA Consulting
  • Impact in TEC Team Award
    • NHS Innovation Accelerator
    • PA Consulting, Red Alert, Medvivo – Argenti Partnership
    • London Fire Brigade
  • International TEC Award
    • Tunstall Healthcare (Spain)
    • Tunstall Australasia
TSA and Industry News

Next Generation Networks event
The British Security Industry Association in collaboration with the Fire Industry Association and TSA are running a series of events about Next Generation Networks – commercial sponsorship opportunities are needed to help fund these valuable events and make them free to attend by members of all three associations – contact BSIA if interested, more info about the events can be seen here
Appello Webinar
Appello are running a webinar on October 3rd, 2018 at 11:00AM. This is a live demonstration of their digital equipment, with a Q&A session with their CEO and CTO. All the details of the webinar are here:
Industry News
New £1.4m cash pot for digital projects at 18 councils looking to modernise social care
New adult social care funding for 18 councils across the UK has been awarded by NHS Digital. National Health Executive
UK''s 'first' large-scale 5G hub to test digital health apps in 2019
The West Midlands will become the UK's first 'large scale' 5G testbed early next year, playing host to a number of digital health and public sector projects. Tech Radar
Bringing the Internet of Things to healthcare
The IoT has evolved the way stakeholders currently interact with and will continue to streamline the processes involved in frontline healthcare work. Verdict Medical
Government will 'consider proposals' for ring-fenced health and social care funding in latest response
The government has published its response to the Health and Social Care Committee’s calls for ring-fenced transformation funding for health and social care, claiming “it will consider proposals” for a multi-year capital plan to support the transformation. NHE
Government hints at further delay to social care paper
The government has hinted the publication of its green paper on social care could be delayed again due to possible "unforeseen circumstances" FT
Smart home technology needs to be a tool for self-care, too
Even within technology circles, the smart home market can be hard to define precisely – and equally it can be hard to tell when a ‘dumb’ appliance becomes a ‘smart’ one. Tech Radar
New guidance to help NHS patients benefit from digital technology
A new code of conduct for artificial intelligence (AI) and other data-driven technologies will allow NHS patients to benefit from the latest innovations.
NHS pushes digital health agenda with five new accelerators
Five new schemes run by the Academic Health Science Networks have been launched in London, Manchester, the South West, East Midlands, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, to help speed up the adoption of digital health technologies across the NHS. Digital Health Age
Hospital introduces ‘magic tables’ to stimulate dementia patients
A hospital in Reading has become the first district general in the UK to equip itself with so-called “magic tables” for patients with dementia. Nursing Times
With Apple’s Launch of an ECG Device, Digital Health Leaders, Cardiologists See Possibilities, and Limitations
Tech giant Apple made a splash last Wednesday, September 12, when it unveiled its new Series 4 Apple Watch with advanced heart tracking capabilities, including an electrocardiogram (ECG) function, as well as fall detection capabilities. Healthcare Informatics
Nest is secretly planning a move into digital health for elders
Nest is quietly planning a move into digital healthcare off the back of its purchase of Seattle-based startup Senosis Health. Google's smart home brand has remained tight-lipped since the deal came to light in August 2017. Engadget
Major cuts set to continue as county councils outline £1bn in budget reductions, CCN says
England’s county councils are to outline another wave of cuts, with almost £1bn needed in reductions to balance the books next February. PSE
Catch22 to support 10 start-up social enterprises with National Lottery funding to help reform public services
Social business Catch22 has been awarded £448,000 of National Lottery funding to help 10 start-up social enterprises develop their ideas for reforming public services.
The grant, awarded by the Big Lottery Fund, will give individuals and their teams the chance to work across Catch22’s London and Liverpool offices over the next two years.

UK Funding of £20 Million Available for Disruptive and Cutting-Edge Tech
The competition officially opens on the 24th of September. Up to £500k available per applicant
UK Funding body Innovate UK has allocated a further £20 million in funding for enterprises developing “disruptive ideas and cutting-edge technologies” that can be adapted into commercial offerings. Previous winners of the funding include a 3D printing specialist.
Job Opportunities
Telecare Senior Installer
The role is based at Charlton House Community Resource Centre in Keynsham, but the Post Holder will be working across Bath and North East Somerset and South Gloucester at multiple locations. This is a Full time role of 37.5 Hours, predominately working Monday - Friday between the hours of 8.30am to 4.30pm. The purpose of this role is to deliver and install specialist Telecare equipment consisting of Pendant and Door alarms, Bed/Chair movement sensors, Memo minders, Smoke, Heat and Fall detectors and property exit sensors, enabling people to feel safe and secure and achieve independence in their own home.
Closing Date: 14th October 2018
Advanced Clinical Practitioner
You will be the front face of Ebisu providing healthcare for a range of urgent care minor health problems; diagnosing and treating patients presenting with minor ailments and advising people in respect of their continuing medical needs.
You will work from a single appointment list, along with other healthcare professionals and will be supported and supervised by the online GP who will be available for advice and referral of patients with complex problems.
Salaried General Practitioner
Ebisu Health are seeking enthusiastic, motivated General Practitioners to join our private online healthcare service, delivering quality consultations via a secure video link to the UK population. Ebisu focuses on the delivery of online care for a range of minor illnesses and ailments. Ebisu’s purpose is to improve access to same-day healthcare advice and treatment of a range of acute minor medical problems.

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