Midsummer DHACA Day and Carers Tech

At last DHACA can openly publicise the work we have done for a Department of Health project, jointly with Carers UK, on how best to promote beneficial use of technology to carers. The resource on the DHACA website provides material for professionals; the resource on the Carers UK website is aimed at carers themselves. Members who have contacts in local authorities, health & care charities and in the NHS that can influence carers are encouraged to share the DHACA resource with as many as possible to raise the awareness of the technology. Particularly relevant for members is that

A free opportunity to promote your digital innovation for health, care and local government

Members who have developed apps and other digital innovations for the health, care and local government sectors, may want to take advantage of the ‘pitch and talk’ showcase opportunity at Connected Local Government Live, 28/29 June in Birmingham. This opportunity comes free of charge. It was tested at the ADASS Care Apps Showcase on  March 7.  App developers and innovators, are selected from those who upload details to the Public Service Digital Exchange. This enables the audience – senior commissioners and budget holders from local authorities, health, and other public services – to hear about lots of new ideas and engage immediately with their developers in face-to-face discussions. Visit

Calling all Northern DHACA members

Please show support for these events in the North of the UK that we alternate with the London events, the expected final agenda is below. Please book here if you have not already booked. 10.00-10.30 Arrival and refreshments 10.30-10.55 Opening address by Ian Sharp CEO of the Bradford Digital Catapult 10.55-11.25 Andrew Sant Managing Director, White Light Consulting Ltd whose role is “Business Strategy for Intangible Assets or, put another way, Getting The Most Out of your IP” 11.25-11.50 Steven Haigh, Programme Manager for the Sheffield Testbed Perfect Patient Pathway, to give us a real insight into the substantial

Book your next DHACA Days on 27 April and 21 June!

Today bookings for the next two DHACA days have gone live on Eventbrite. The Leeds meeting is here and the London meeting is here. For Leeds, so far we have confirmed: Opening address by Ian Sharp CEO of the Bradford Digital Catapult (which focuses on digital health and digital manufacturing). Note that we will be joining forces with the Catapult for this event: they will be marketing it jointly. Andrew Sant Managing Director, White Light Consulting Ltd whose role is “Business Strategy for Intangible Assets or, put another way, Getting The Most Out of your IP”. In my view that does

PoRs & PEPPOL – two acronyms you ought to be aware of

As DHACA was introduced on the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme last Friday as the organisation representing digital health in the UK it seems appropriate now to step up a gear so we have two acronyms for you today that may be of interest. PEPPOL stands for Pan European Public Procurement On-Line. It enables government organisations and private companies to exchange electronic trading documents over an interoperable network.   Alongside GS1 (standardisation of codes for products, suppliers etc.) it is being adopted by the NHS as doubtless those in large NHS suppliers will be well aware. For anyone wanting a brief

Calling all diabetes prevention apps

DHACA member organisation Our Mobile Health is seeking to identify the best digital behaviour change interventions aimed at helping people diagnosed as pre-diabetic to reduce their risk of onset of Type 2 Diabetes. They are working with NHS England and the Diabetes Prevention Programme to identify the best 4-5 of these that are suitable for deployment to around a total of 5000 people across England. The aim is to build up an evidence base for digital behaviour change interventions for people diagnosed as pre-diabetic. Organisations with suitable digital behaviour change interventions are invited to submit their solutions for inclusion. These should be either actually deployed

Wearable & Digital Technology show – 7-8 March, Excel

Visit  the Digital Health Technology Show to learn how technology has the power to transform the NHS, saving the UK’s public health service billions and improving patient care. The event is a new launch for 2017, taking place on 7-8 March at ExCeL in London. It is co-located with the Wearable Technology Show, IOT Connect, Smart Home Show and Augmented Reality and VR 2017 and the MXR Summit. DHACA members will have access to over 30 thought-provoking conference sessions in the Digital Health Keynote and Health 2.0 Innovation theatres. They will also be granted an

Help Requests

Many thanks to everyone who responded to my recent requests for help with the Carers’ technology project and Brexit –  here is more on these and also a help request from Sue Dunkerton. Following completion of the research into potential care technology usable by carers that was the subject of my previous email, DHACA’s next task is to identify the best means of promoting the use of technology to carers via local authorities and GP surgeries. Because of the tight timetable, Carers UK is developing the dissemination material as I write, so your comments & suggestions would be hugely appreciated,