Across England & Scotland, telecare is considered to be in late majority phase as services become increasingly mainstreamed by commissioners and providers. Move from Invention, to Growth, to Diffusion. With Telecare it is my view that we have just embarked on the ‘diffusion stage’. This is influenced by a number of things – need external drivers and if the current economic challenges and the level of political support we have are not these, I don’t know what is. Challenge around identifying specific performance measures next… As most of the people in this room today already know – the use of these technologies is an enabler for significant service redesign. Not an end in itself. Diffusion influenced by publicity, cheaper products, 200 patients a month on unscheduled care through ARI via Community Hospital – 1 dedicated mainstreamed post (Mon-Wed). Stoke and paediatrics, neurology. Targets push, 18 week cancer care/Referral to treatment target.
These are the incredible pictures of a man climbing a ladder made from SWORDS. The man of Chinese Miao ethnic minority, climbed the ladder in Dazu County, Chongquing, China on 23rd March 2011. The latter was a staggering 28.8 meters high, build with 168 broadswords. He broke the previous Guinness World Record set at 26 meters.
Perspectives from around the UK An Update from Scotland Moira Mackenzie Telecare Development Manager, SCTT