TSA Connect – Innovation Showcase – North East Region

26/11/2019 10:00 am @ The Durham Centre

Event Details

  • The Durham Centre, Belmont Industrial Estate, Durham DH1 1TN


TSA in association with the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) would like to invite you to attend a fresh style of event, aimed at showcasing innovative solutions and approaches within the Technology Enabled Care sector for support with Long Term Conditions, in particular for people with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.


There are now around 3.8 million people in England and 190,0001 in the North East currently diagnosed with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. By 2025 it is estimated there will be more than 5 million people will have diabetes in the UK. It is estimated that there are nearly 1 million people with undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes and another 12 million people are at risk of developing diabetes.

Diabetes UK estimates that the NHS is already spending around £10 billion a year on diabetes and managing the growing impact of diabetes is a major clinical challenge.

Technological solutions have a significant role to play in supporting people to meet their outcomes, at a time of reducing resources.

The purpose of this event is to enable participants from across the health, housing and social care to:

  • Review a broad range of technological solutions that exist in the market that promote prevention and early intervention and independent living, support the self-care, and self-directed care agendas, and enable people to stay connected with their communities,
  • Gain some insight into how such technological solutions have been used in practice in different settings and the benefits that have been realised for different people,
  • Talk to others about how such technological solutions have become a core part of the Health and Social Care offer, both in the short and long term, how this was achieved in practice and how this might be
  • achieved at scale.

A full programme we be issued in due course but confirmed speakers include:

  • Alyson Scurfield, Chief Executive, TSA
  • Russ Watkins, Commercial Director, AHSN NENC
  • Fiona Brown, Executive Director of Neighbourhoods, Sunderland City Council
  • Andrea Brown, NE Quality Observatory
  • Angela Birt, Clinical Research Network
  • Dr Stephen Lynn, Innovation Manager, AHSN NENC

The event will be interactive and will have an emphasis on practical solutions rather than theoretical concepts. A full agenda will be available in due course.

Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided on the day, if you have any special dietary requirements please let us know during the registration process.

If you would like to attend, please register your details via this Eventbrite page.

If you have any questions, please contact the TSA on 01625 520 320 or via email: [email protected]