Rt Hon Paul Burstow to chair the 2017 International Technology Enabled Care Conference
February 27, 2017 9:12 am
The former Minister of State for Care Services and MP for Sutton and Cheam, Rt Hon Paul Burstow will chair the annual leading Technology Enabled Care (TEC) and digital health sector event for the third year this October.
The Health and Care thought leader and Professor of Health and Social Care has been working with TSA since his appointment as the organisation’s Senior Advisor in 2016. Paul will help shape the full Conference programme in partnership with TSA’s Chief Executive Alyson Scurfield supported by an expert planning committee.
The former Minister said: “My role with TSA is to bring my knowledge of the wider health and social care sector, the key players in the National Health Service and use that information to help connect the Association into conversations.
“What I want to achieve by working for TSA is to try and move the debate on about the contribution that Technology Enabled Care can make to actually enabling people to have a better quality of life. Framing the whole debate – not around the kit but actually around the lives that people want to lead.
“People want to maintain their independence, they want to stay in their own home and they want to maintain a connection with their families and their communities. Technology can enable that and we need to really have the conversations with those that are our allies and partners in social care, housing and so on about how we work together to offer the bundle of services that enable people to do that.”
A packed programme is being finalised for the Conference with challenging debates, thought-provoking presentations, interactive workshops and brand new exhibition zones to inspire, inform and drive forward sector collaboration.
Alyson Scurfield, Chief Executive, TSA, said: “The Conference which started 22 years ago shortly after TSA was established has developed and evolved enormously over the past two decades and this year more than 1000 attendees are expected during the two day event.
“We are in the process of building partnerships to strengthen and expand the 2017 Conference focus with organisations such as the National Housing Federation, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) and the AHSN Network which brings together all 15 Academic Health Science Networks.”