Issue 24 * February 2012 Constituency noticeboard
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BT is supporting a national campaign to rollout telehealth and telecare services to more than three million people over the next five years. The ‘3millionlives’ campaign will extend the reach of telehealth and telecare to improve the lives of people with long term conditions and social care needs. This will be achieved through a unique partnership-led campaign between health and social care, a world-leading industry and representatives of patients and service-users will provide the impetus needed to make a real difference.
Health Minister, Paul Burstow, recently announced that the Department of Health would be working with four leading trade associations to make the 3millionlives vision a reality.
BT is committed to the telehealth market and, as one of the market leaders in health in the UK, welcomes this new approach. We believes telehealth can transform the way care is delivered and enhance the patient experience and is working with innovative and leading suppliers to provide a range of solutions, to offer greater choice and flexibility to clinicians, commissioners and patients.
BT’s telehealth lead, Angela Single, is chair of the ‘3millionlives’ Working Group, which is working with the Department of Health on the 3millionlives campaign.
The four industry trade associations taking part in the 3millionlives campaign are the Telecare Services Association, the largest telecare and telehealth specific industry body in Europe, representing over 340 organisations; Intellect, representing the IT sector; Association of British Healthcare Industries, the industry association for the UK medical technology sector; and Medilink UK, the life sciences industry organisation with specific interest in telehealth and telecare.
More detail can be found at 3millonlives website.
We will be holding a Parliamentary Surgery in room U in Portcullis House on the 14th March, 2.30 – 4.30pm. Please do come along to hear about the progress that we are making with the rollout of superfast broadband in your constituency. Please rsvp to email@example.com or 020 7356 4569.
All Talk is a new free resource for teaching and learning about spoken language and interaction in everyday life. With texts, activities and video clips focused on 15 topics, All Talk supports GCSE English study of both Spoken Language and Speaking and Listening, and A level English Language.
All Talk has been developed closely with people working in teaching, assessment, teacher education and research, and has been piloted in schools, colleges and universities throughout the UK. More detail on this can be found at www.bt.com/alltalk
The Internet Rangers award scheme was set up following research which found that nearly a third of parents and grandparents were taught how to get online by young people under 16 years old. In directly addressing the lack of internet usage throughout the UK, the scheme forms part of BT’s wider Get IT Together programme, which is all about instilling confidence and empowering people to use the internet.
The 2011 scheme received 170 applications, with individual winners in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales and one overall UK winner, as well as an overall Schools winner and two Schools runners-up awards.
Applications for the 2012 scheme will open at the end of March. We’ll let you know when this happens so that schools in your constituency have a chance to apply.
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Tim O'Sullivan, Director of Public Affairs
Tel: 020 7356 6593
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Clova Fyfe, Head of Parliamentary Affairs
Tel: 020 7356 5352
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