February saw partners from voluntary organisations from across the STP footprint area come together to hear about the Sheffield City Region Test Bed Programme.
They heard how the programme is aligned with NHS England’s national priorities and discussed how the development of the Care Coordination Centre complemented the work being carried out in the initial areas of testing.
Attendees enjoyed a tour of the Innovation Hub and looked at the different technologies patients are testing. A demonstration also took place of how the risk of falls can be assessed using the technology patients are trialling in the programme.
Visitors learnt how the programme’s public engagement work enables members of the public to influence the design and implementation of projects within the programme and outlined plans to test technologies with patients outside of Sheffield, within the STP footprint area.
It was great to hear that organisations working with people with long term health conditions could see the value in the programme and benefit for patients.
Thank you to Age UK, Parkinson’s UK, Diabetes UK Sheffield and Rotherham, Heeley Development Trust and the Terminus Initiative, for all their input on the day.