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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,
This note is to ensure you are aware of the ADASS Care Apps Showcase and Conference 2017 on March 7th because this year they are supporting DHACA & Carers UK’s DH-sponsored work to encourage greater use of technology by carers. Of particular interest to members should be that the event will feature presentations from providers of digital products and from services and organisations supporting development of the market in these services with the care sector. In particular, the event will highlight around a dozen care apps and digital services selected from those uploaded to the Public Service Digital Exchange platform
DHACA is being asked to represent its members on a couple of important issues. The most immediate is the future of SBRI where I will be attending a half-day session on this Friday 27th. I have already had some very helpful comments from members though would welcome more, especially from those not at last week’s meeting, before Friday, if you have any. On behalf of DHACA members I am now also plugged in to the Brexit planning for life sciences for which there is a weekly call, as well as various events. So far, though it is early days, I have
Healthcare UK is committed to growing exports for British digital health organisations into emerging markets: the exporters’ directory is a critical part of our strategy. They are trying to get ever better at matching the opportunities identified in our target markets with the most appropriate organisations in the UK. To this end, they are seeking to understand what these organisations have to offer and the type of overseas opportunities those organisations would be keen to contract and deliver. This will also guide Healthcare UK’s colleagues in Embassies and High Commissions and enable them to find and qualify opportunities more effectively.
A PIN (Prior Information Notice) has been published by NHS England Urgent and Emergency Care. The primary purpose of this PIN is to outline the intention for pre-tender market engagement and to inform suppliers of prospective opportunities in connection with NHS England’s Digital Urgent and Emergency Care Programme in transforming Urgent and Emergency Care. Currently the “Scheduled date for start of award procedures” is blank so there appears to be no immediate deadline though clearly an early response will be most likely to win business. The NHS Five Year Forward View explains the need to redesign urgent and
Hat tip to Richard Foggie for notifying DHACA of a brokerage workshop to be held in Manchester on 7 Jan. EC CCG, as a partner in the EU supported STOPandGO project, is after some innovative diabetes services extending to TECS and education/social cohesion apps. It is short notice however it’s a €3M pie – with some slices destined for innovative SMEs. For more details, and to book in to the event, click here.
Innovate UK is launching a Tech Inspired Innovation Feasibility Studies Competition in January. Their plan is to invest up to £2 million in technical feasibility studies to stimulate innovation across four enabling technology areas: advanced materials; biosciences; electronics, sensors and photonics; and information and communication technologies (ICT). The aim of the competition is to ensure that small and micro businesses in the UK are equipped to respond to market opportunities across a range of economic sectors. They are seeking proposals that will kick-start the delivery of genuinely new products and services, with substantial and scalable commercial potential. Projects must be led by a small or micro company, working either alone or in collaboration with one
BSI is inviting DHACA members to comment on the draft for PAS 212 during its four week consultation period. PAS 212 is entitled “Automatic resource discovery for the Internet of Things” so is clearly very relevant to the DHACA community, particularly for those involved in deployment of sensors/wearables. A PAS (Publicly Available Specification) is a sponsored, fast-track, consensus-building informal standard that is produced by the UK national standards body, BSI Standards Limited. The development of PAS 212 has been sponsored by Flexeye. Although non-mandatory, historically BSI PAS standards have often been later incorporated into mandatory standards, so it