London and South East Regional Telecare Forum
Westminster City Hall
Friday, September 9 2016
Time: 11am til 3pm
Limited spaces – free to members
To book a place, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
North Wales and North West Region
UK Telehealthcare Marketplace
Catrin Finch Centre, Wrexham LL11 2HS
Wednesday, September 21 2016
Time: 10am til 3pm
Everyone welcome – free admission
No need to book
iCUHTec will be facilitating and/or delivering Regional Telecare Forum (RTF) events across the country on a regular basis – typically 3 or 4 times per annum for each region. We have not yet confirmed the geography of the regions, which will be determined by demand and by where members and their businesses are located. During 2013, for example, RTFs were held in the following regions:
• London and the South East of England
• North Wales & North West England
• South Wales & the South West of England
• The Midlands, and
• The North East of England, Scotland & Yorkshire
RTFs are usually held at the premises of a member organisation in the relevant region, and all are chaired by Kevin Doughty. Attendance by members is limited by the size of the meeting room available but we usually look for a room that can comfortably hold between 12 and 30 people. Places, therefore, need to be booked in advance, normally limited to 2 persons per organisation though the host may choose to include as many of its staff as necessary. Priority is given to members from a particular region but, generally, there is no restriction on any members attending any event.
Meetings are planned as half-day events, typically beginning at 11:00 to 11:30am and finishing at 2.:30 to 3:00pm both to allow for travel and to allow members to perform their usual duties both before and after the event. The times are flexible but, as iCUHTec does not provide food and refreshments, events that continue through lunch-times are likely to prove popular enabling attendees to bring their own lunch and to talk as they eat and drink (subject to the permissions of the host).
There will rarely be a fixed agenda, though people attending each event will be asked beforehand to suggest topics that they wish to discuss. Kevin Doughty will add some topics of his own to the list (if there is likely to be time to discuss them) but meetings will not be constrained by previously circulated topics, and every attempt will be made to openly discuss member concerns and interests ranging from new funding opportunities to technical and management issues that have arisen. Generally, those attending meetings include a good mix of service providers, service commissioners, independent specialists and charity representatives, and representative of small (or micro) companies that have either new ideas that they want to discuss or products that they want to show. Time is usually reserved at the end of meetings to allow them to give an “elevator pitch”. If the demand for product demonstrations is high, then iCUHTec reserves the right to ration these pitches and may offer members an opportunity to sponsor such slots.