Telehealth and telecare: 45 minutes on BBC Radio 4 ‘You and Yours’ (UK)

‘You and Yours’ is a long-running BBC UK consumer affairs programme that is regular listening for many people at home at midday on weekdays. Its estimated audience is three and a half million, many of whom will be of an ‘older’ age. Yesterday, 25 August 2014, they devoted a whole programme to telecare and teleheath and a good job they made of it too, thanks to their guests Dave Horsfield who runs the Mi Liverpool DALLAS project, Claire Medd, Clinical Director for Care Innovations and Professor Trisha Greenhalgh. If you want to get a sense of what is happening in the UK, listen to it.

Towards the end there is some discussion of the WSD RCT and we are reminded that the 3millionlives (3ML) initiative has been quietly shelved as projects like Mi Liverpool move on.

The whole programme can be heard again for up to one year from today on BBC iPlayer, here. Listening is restricted to the UK – others will need to spoof their location using a UK-based proxy server – try this VPN Freedome app from F-Secure (free six-day trial) to listen on your mobile device.

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