Breakout Sessions – Tuesday 16th, 14:00 – 15:00

Breakout Session 1

Commissioning care and support in the digital world
Practical examples of how NHS, social care and housing organisations are redesigning services to be more person-centred. Offering better support for carers and families and to position the right care at the right time for more cost-effective delivery of social care and health services.

Presentation 1: The Quest for Quality in Care Homes: falls prevention and management
Rhona Radley, Deputy Head of Service Improvement, NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group
Sarah Garforth, Project Coordinator (Service Improvement – PMO), NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group
Steve Tope, Business Development Director, Tunstall Healthcare (UK) Ltd

NHS Calderdale CCG’s Quest for Quality in Care Homes programme aimed to support the delivery of efficient, proactive care and reduce unplanned hospital admissions. The project combined technology, including telecare and telehealth, with a Multi-Disciplinary Team providing an integrated social and clinical approach to support anticipatory care planning.

This session reveals how the programme:

  • Reduced hospital bed days used by 68%
  • Reduced GP care home visits by 45%
  • Reduced falls-related emergency admissions by 7.7%

Presentation 2: Virtual Reality for Health
Emma Quest, Community Link Service Manager , Horsham District Council

Horsham District Council are excited to be the first Council in the UK to offer a new service using Virtual Reality for health. This has enabled us to enrich the lives of some of our most vulnerable residents in their own homes in a cost neutral or potentially income generating way. A whistle-stop talk of what the new service is and how we have implemented it to support those with Dementia, and other healthcare needs.

Presentation 3: The 247grid, facilitating a better conversation
Rachel Mason, Director, Timedesigners LTD/ 247grid

The 247grid is a proven, visual cost effective software resource that changes the Social Care mind-set from dependency to enablement.

It delivers targeted expenditure to achieve better outcomes and gives transparency and accountability for calculation and use of personal budget to the end customer.

Come and here how 12 local authority areas, 10 support providers and 250 recipients of social care funding are using the 247grid to start a new co-productive conversation.

Breakout Session 2

Learning, Education and Workforce Development for Technology Enabled Care

TSA`s Learning and Education journey began back in 2017 to understand what was needed to support and develop knowledge and skills for people working with technology enabled care, both for the TEC sector workforce to gain the recognition for their roles through a recognised framework of learning, education and training, and for other health and social care professionals to build confidence and understanding of the use of TEC in their roles.

Come along to hear about the latest developments in the learning, education and training  around the delivery of technology enabled care and give your feedback on what support you require in the future programme.

During this session delegates will receive an overview on:

  • The strategic importance of workforce development
    Diane Buddery, Project Manager, Skills for Care
  • An overview of TSA learning and education provision
    Gillian Austin, Associate – Training, TSA
  • TEC supporting People Living with Dementia
    Dawn Thornber, Associate – Training, TSA
  • Personalised Care Qualification
    Sarah Weston, Innovation Manager, Hft
    Gillian Austin, Associate – Training, TSA
  • Feedback and Aspirations – An interactive discussion on the future developments of learning and education to support the delivery of Technology Enabled Care
    Gillian Austin, Associate – Training, TSA

Breakout Session 3

Bringing tele technologies into the mainstream

This session will explore;

  • The opportunity for TEC to support the forthcoming Industrial Strategy Grand Challenge on healthy ageing and other Innovate UK led ageing well initiatives
  • Further discussions from our plenary session on interoperability and consideration of further plans by NHS England to link up main stream healthcare data with TEC generated data
  • An overview of the Liverpool 5G pilot as supported by DCMS and the exciting future for TEC in that context


Hadleigh Stollar, Programme Manager – Integrating Care, NHS Digital
Hazel Harper, Senior Innovation Lead – Healthy Ageing and Digital Technologies, Innovate UK – UK Research and Innovation
Ann Williams, Commissioning and Contract Manager, Liverpool City Council
Alan Davies, Director of Digital Health, Innovation Agency – Q&A

Breakout Session 4

Using mHealth apps in Mental Health
Unresolved mental health disorders are the single largest cause of disability in the UK, 1 affecting one in four people & costing the English economy ∼£105 billion per year.

Recent data from the ‘Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies’ (IAPT) initiative, suggest that for every 100 individuals referred by GPs for specialist mental health services within  just 48 will receive treatment, only 12 will complete treatment, & a mere 5 will achieve a reliable recovery.

How do we manage this challenging landscape?

Come and listen to our experts on:

Taking Care Apps to the Next Level
Steve Carefull, Care Technology Expert from PA Consulting/Argenti

How mhealth apps are being used to support patients, citizens and professionals in the Mental Health Space and learn how you can join the journey!
Colin Radcliffe, Founder, DEpressON
Liz Ashall-Payne, CEO & Founder, ORCHA