Thursday, 15 September 2016

Telehealth and Telecare: The Future of Healthcare What you can do now, and where it can go in the future

1 day course: Tuesday 11th October 2016


1 day course: Tuesday 11th October 2016




£350 EARLY BIRD FEE - For bookings received on or before Sunday, 21st August 2016
£450 Standard Fee - For bookings received on or after Monday, 22nd August 2016
Closing for bookings for this course is Sunday, 25th September 2016


Halifax Hall Hotel and Conference Centre, Endcliffe Vale Road, Sheffield, S10 3ER.


For further information please do not hesitate to contact the Short Course Unit via email at
or call +44 (0)114 222 2968.

Course Overview

Technology has revolutionised the way we live our lives. 

The expansion of technology into health and social care has been slow, due to complex organisational and commissioning issues. However, telehealth and telecare are increasingly recognised as effective methods of delivering patient-centered care within the context of an ageing population, rising incidence of long-term conditions and uncertainties around health and social care funding.

This short course, run by researchers based in the Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology group in ScHARR, will take you through how telehealth and telecare work, and their benefits. There will be a practical hands-on session and talks from guest speakers which will give you an insight into using such systems, both from the healthcare professional and patient point of view. Issues around implementation will help you to understand some key issues around use of technology within healthcare.
This masterclass will give you a head start in understanding the critical issues, and equip you to be part of its evolution over the coming years. 

The future of healthcare is changing, and we all need to be ready when it does!

Who will benefit from this course?

Health and social care professionals with an interest in using telehealth / telecare as part of their role, or whose team or department is planning on using these interventions. No previous experience with telehealth or telecare is needed. Although the course will be aimed predominantly at healthcare professionals, it is potentially useful for individuals from other sectors who wish to find out more about it.

Course Outline

Introduction to Telehealth and Telecare
  • Context
  • Definitions
  • Overview
Telecare: what exists already
  • Guest speaker from local Telecare provider
Telehealth: the future of healthcare
  • Guest speaker: Telehealth expert from Sheffield's commissioning team
  • Hands-on demonstration of innovative Telehealth examples
Issues around implementation
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Guest speakers: patient and Telehealth nurse

Course materials

All course materials will be provided on USB (including presentations) plus a hard copy of any handouts/exercises where necessary.
A hard copy of presentations are available upon request.
Participants are asked to provide their own laptop for the duration of the course.

For further information about the course and fees/booking, please click here.

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