With this headline everyone – in the UK at least – will know what I was watching last week but it set me thinking: where did the English telecare initiative that started in 2004 go wrong? Why has it failed to deliver the stunning performance that seemed so certain after such a strong second round and getting through to the final?
Was the Telecare Policy Collaborative just a flash in the pan?
Did Building Telecare in England hit some wrong notes?
Was the Preventative Technology Grant a flawed act?
Has the PASA National Telecare Framework Agreement lost its glitter?
In short, why is it that
most of Britain is still suffering the same jaded routine (pendant alarm systems) as 10 years ago, albeit re-branded as ‘telecare’, when the Policy Collaborative was trying to boil up something fresh, daring, diverse and dynamic?
Can telecare, as originally envisaged, be rescued from the sidelined losers?
Put yourself in a judge’s seat and have your say in a comment.