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The Whole System Demonstrators (WSD) programme, the largest trial of telecare and telehealth in the UK to date, is a part of the Government’s plan to invest in innovative technologies that shift care away from acute services to primary care and the home. It aims to provide better quality of care for the increasing number of people with long-term conditions.
Start date: June 2008
End date: March 2011
Investigators Professor James Barlow; Dr. Jane Hendy
Staff Employed Theti Crysanthaki
Department of Health; PCTs, Acute Trusts, social services and other bodies in the 3 Whole System Demonstrator sites. A further award of £72,600 was received on 1.4.2009 from DH, to expand the work from three sites to nine, and extend work currently done by the Kings Fund (the Whole System Learning Action Network).
Imperial College Business School
South Kensington Campus
London SW7 2AZ