Care homes: How can data and technology impact the lives of vulnerable patients?

  • January 7, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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The recent report by the Care Quality Commission illustrates that some users of care homes are receiving poor care.

I'd like to host an event where we establish a dialogue between the people involved in care homes and the tech community to understand how data, design and technology could be used to help provide excellent care for every resident of a care home in the UK. What would we need to do to setup a data driven care home where data collected from sensors and devices could prevent the lapses in care identified in the report?


18.30 - Drinks and networking

19.15 - Introduction - Maneesh  Juneja, Health 2.0 London Chapter Leader

19.30 - Talk 1: A resident's perspective of life in a care home

by Deidre Wild, R&D (Older People) Consultant & Honorary Research Fellow Warwick Medical School & University of The West of England

19.45 - Q&A

20.00 - Talk 2: Drivers and opportunities for “Telemetricity” in care home sector

by Clive Bowman, Medical Director, BUPA Care Homes

20.15 - Q&A

20.30 - Talk 3: Demo of Odyssey Assess, a clinical decision support system for care homes (Skype Video call)

by Jeremy Dale, Professor of Primary Care, Warwick University Medical School

20.45 - Q&A

21.00 – Closing Comments, and off to the pub (The Fox) to continue the discussion

Food and drinks provided by our sponsor

Speaker Biographies


R&D (Older People) Consultant


Honorary Research Fellow Warwick Medical School & University of The West of England

Deidre recently retired as a Principal Lecturer (R&D Older People) in the Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of The West of England, Bristol.  She has extensive experience in research and education related to rehabilitation and the provision of health services for older people.  Prior to joining UWE, she was a Senior Fellow in the Gerontological Nursing Programme at the RCN contributing to its policy responses for the Single Assessment Process, and Funded Nursing Contribution to Care.  She conducted an evaluation of the use in practice of the Registered Nursing Contribution to Care Determination Tool for the Department of Health.  Her interest in care homes has included the development and evaluation of a Care Home Learning Network in Bristol.  She was a member of Working Group for National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) for the development of falls guidelines [masked]).  Over the last six years in collaboration with colleagues at Warwick University.  She has undertaken several studies related to models of improved care and the use of technology in medication administration in residential care homes.  Other ongoing research comprises a major study concerned with the health and wellbeing of some 1000 Korean War veterans [masked]).  She holds honorary research appointments at Warwick University, the RCN, and the University of the West of England, Bristol and continues to work as a consultant in evaluation research, and workforce development through change management related to the care home sector.



Medical Director, BUPA Care Services Division

Clive is a Physician and Gerontologist who for the last 12 years has been the medical director of Bupa’s Care Services Division, in this capacity he was part of the senior team that built a portfolio of 35,000 beds spread across the UK, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. Clive had responsibility for clinical governance and the development of operational systems as well as contributing to strategy generally. He has long recognised the traditional clinical and governance benefits that systematic approaches to care and its measurement offer but has been frustrated in the difficulty in translating these into viable business cases, until now! He will discuss the drivers and opportunities for what he has termed “Telemetricity”



Professor of Primary Care, Warwick Medical School, Warwick University & Clinical Director, Plain Healthcare Ltd

Following undergraduate studies at Cambridge and London universities, Jeremy undertook vocational training in Oxford before being appointed as a GP Clinical Lecturer at King’s College London. While at King’s, he led a landmark research study describing the clinical and cost effectiveness of GPs working in emergency departments which had a major influence on health policy. He also led research projects investigating out of hours care and telephone advice, one of which led to the design and initial evaluation of TAS (the forerunner of Odyssey TeleAssess).

Appointed as a Professor at Warwick University in 1997, Jeremy was one of the first clinical academics to be appointed by the University, and has played a leading role in establishing primary care research and teaching within the new Medical School. In addition, he continues to work one day a week as a GP to ensure that he maintains competencies as a clinician. In 2008, he joined the Plain Healthcare board as its Clinical Director.

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  • Karl K.

    Fantastic array of adept speakers. Great opportunity to gain insights from the experts in the field!

    January 8, 2013

  • Dick W.

    will attend, now that vacancy has occurred.

    January 6, 2013

  • Maneesh J.

    Stephen - Thanks for the article, Kim - Indeed, time to focus energy on the patients who need us, Dick - We run these events as volunteers with no budget or resources, I know others have asked for a webcast. I will look into this. If you know anyone that could help, please email me.

    January 3, 2013

    • Dick W.

      Maneesh - surely one of the many University attendees could assist, directly or indirectly, as all London Unis are well-resourced for webcasting and should see this event as an excellent way of raising their public profile, and they all urgently need SME joint-projects, due to the drop in student numbers. Or a direct call to the IT Manager at UCL, Imperial, City or AN Other Uni could prove helpful - Best regards, Dick.

      January 3, 2013

  • Dick W.

    Great to see so much support, especially in view of the forthcoming Francis Report. Due to the long waiting list, could a webcast be organised please?

    January 3, 2013

  • Kim G.

    A great opportunity in a traditionally cautious sector, driven by quality or profit ???

    January 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Might not be able to join (sorry!) but here's some food for thought:
    Oh and, hi Maneesh! :)

    December 27, 2012

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