Enabling cost-effective management of long-term conditions

Mainstreaming telecare and telehealth
Date: 
Venue: 
The King's Fund

In brief

With an ageing population and increasing prevalence of chronic and long-term illness, the need to find new and effective ways to engage patients in managing their long-term conditions is greater than ever. Telehealth and telecare have the potential to meet rising demand and be cost effective. However, with budgets being cut, health and social care professionals need to be confident that these innovations will provide a return on investment and release cost savings in the future.

This half-day conference explored how mainstreaming telehealth and telecare could potentially provide a cost-effective way of managing long-term conditions.

Programme

Programme

Opening session

  • The vision for telecare and telehealth
    Stephen Johnson, Head of Long Term Conditions, Department of Health
  • Future developments in telecare and telehealth – demonstrating the cost-effectiveness of these services
    Dr Kevin Doughty, Consultant and Deputy Director, Centre for Useable Home Technology
  • Is telecare and telehealth cost-effective?
    Professor Stan Newman, Centre Director and Professor of Health Psychology, UCL Division of Research Strategy, University College London

Case Studies

This session will feature case studies from areas that have delivered cost-savings by implementing telecare and telehealth.

  • Mainstreaming a large scale telecare service – Essex Telecare Pledge
    Gary Raynor, Telecare Services Development Manager, Essex County
  • Empowering patients to self-manage their long-term conditions
    Hazel Price, Programme Manager, Kent Whole Systems Demonstrator Project
  • Making the business case for mainstreaming telecare
    Dr Justin Whatling, Chief Clinical Officer, BT Health

Panel discussion

Is it realistic to expect telecare and telehealth to release cost-savings?

  • David Miles, Assistive Technology and Telecare Lead, Nottingham City Council
  • Professor Stan Newman, Centre Director and Professor of Health Psychology, UCL Division of Research Strategy, University College London
  • Sally Parker, Telehealth Lead, NHS Nottingham City

Speakers

Speakers

Keynote speaker

  • Stephen Johnson
    Head of Long Term Conditions, Department of Health

Speakers

  • Kevin Doughty, Consultant and Deputy Director, Centre for Useable Home Technology
  • Dave Miles, Assistive Technology and Telecare Lead, Nottingham City Council
  • Professor Stan Newman, Centre Director and Professor of Health Psychology, UCL Division of Research Strategy, University College London
  • Sally Parker, Telehealth Lead, NHS Nottingham City
  • Hazel Price, Programme Manager, Kent Whole Systems Demonstrator Project
  • Gary Raynor, Telecare Services Development Manager, Essex County Council
  • Dr Justin Whatling, Chief Clinical Officer, BT Health