So, to that word. London Telecare has just announced it is planning to change it’s name to UK Telehealthcare and go nationwide. No ®, no ™: true independence. This follows on from the recent emergence of the national Telehealth Forum.
What London Telecare has done so well has been to promote telecare to users and their carers, and organise local meetings & supplier events in the South East. So here’s hoping that by going nationwide they can help with the much-needed promotion of telemonitoring that to date has eluded those who have tried, as shown by the recent Invicta Telecare survey.
So what of the TSA? According to a board member of London Telecare, without an accreditation vehicle and national conference, UK Telehealthcare sees itself as a complement to the TSA, so no worries there then. (Which reminds: TTA will be reviewing the European Code of Practice for Telehealth Services as soon as it is published on the TeleSCoPE site, expected in about a week.)