Supporting independent living

Engaging health and social care in new technologies
Date: 
Venue: 
The King's Fund

Event highlights

This invitation only summit, was jointly run with the Technology Strategy Board, and provided information on the DALLAS programme, looking at approaches to supporting independent living for frail older people and people with long-term conditions.

You can watch the main sessions again on our YouTube channel.

Presentations and interviews from this event

Stephen Johnson gave an update on the Whole Systems Demonstrator (WSD) work so far, speaking about the need for technological solutions to the growing issues of long-term conditions and public health problems.

Introducing the DALLAS (Delivering assisted living lifestyles at scale) programme, Graham Worsley offered practical advice to companies wishing to apply for the £23 million technology in health scheme.

Stephen Johnson discussed some of the lessons learnt from the Whole Systems Demonstrator programme so far, looking at the importance of engaging people in using technology to help manage long-term health conditions.

How will the new DALLAS programme work in practice with communities and partnerships? Graham Worsley talks about the logistics behind this new programme of telehealth and telecare.

About DALLAS and this event

The DALLAS programme – Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles at Scale – will establish up to five sites across the UK and will show how assisted living technologies and services can be used to promote wellbeing and provide top quality health and care, enabling people to live independently. The programme will also show how cost savings could be made alongside the provision of improved health benefits for both public and private provision, while opening new markets in social innovation, service innovation and wellness.

This summit provided further information on the DALLAS programme and comprised a series of presentations from expert speakers on current innovative approaches to supporting independent living of frail older people and people with long-term conditions, including examples from the Whole Systems Demonstrator Pilots. The event explored these approaches with the aim of understanding what needs to be done to further engage health and social care clinicians and managers and improve the uptake of new technologies through clinical commissioning and other mechanisms.

Programme

Programme

Session one: Policy update

Welcome and introduction
Chair: Dr Nick Goodwin, Senior Fellow, Policy, The King's Fund

Engaging health and social care professionals in new technologies
Stephen Johnson, Head of Long-term Conditions, Department of Health

The DALLAS programme: delivering assisted living lifestyles at scale
Graham Worsley, ALIP Lead, Technology Strategy Board

Session two: Case studies

Supporting people locally and promoting independent living in the community
Leo Lewis, Project Director, CCM Demonstrator, Hywel Dda Health Board

How new technologies are transforming services and reducing the cost of delivery
Sharon Lee, Clinical Development Coach Community Matrons, Kent Whole Systems Demonstrator

Supporting patients to manage their own care in Cornwall
Dave Tyas, Service Improvement Manager, Self-care and Long-term Conditions, NHS Cornwall & Isle of Scilly

Making life a whole lot better: improving quality of living in Newham
Dr Prarabdha Atul Kumar, Clinical Director, Newham Whole Systems Demonstrator

Questions and discussion

Speakers

Speakers

  • Dr Prarabdha Atul Kumar
    Clinical Director, Newham Whole System Demonstrator (as was)
  • Dr Nick Goodwin
    Senior Fellow, The King's Fund
  • Stephen Johnson
    Head of Long-term Conditions, Department of Health
  • Sharon Lee
    Clinical Development Coach Community Matrons, Kent Whole Systems Demonstrator
  • Leo Lewis
    Project Director, CCM Demonstrator, Hywel Dda Health Board
  • Dave Tyas
    Service Improvement Manager, Self-care and Long-term Conditions, NHS Cornwall & Isle of Scillies
  • Graham Worsley
    ALIP Lead, Technology Strategy Board