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, soon, on the best way of encouraging professionals to encourage carers to use effective technology. Also, let me know if you want a copy of DHACA’s draft care technology summary to comment on.
The response to my Brexit email was so great that Jo Goulden has kindly to set up a permanent Brexit news page on our website. Currently it contains my email of last week plus three new links at the bottom – the Tech UK paper is especially worth a read. Keep an eye on this page as that is where we will be now posting updates, most notably a paper I’ve now been asked to write for Ministers on the implications for the digital health sector. Updates will be flagged on DHACA’s Twitter account so be sure to follow @DHACA_org if you want to be kept up to date.
Finally Sue Dunkerton Director of the Knowledge Transfer Network tells me she has a team going out to Iran tomorrow (21st February) prospecting for digital health and medtech interest. She’s keen to know of DHACA members who would be interested in meeting up with an Iranian delegation coming to the UK following that mission. Please email me if you are interested, ideally with your topic(s) of particular interest.