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In 2016 it was announced that the telecommunications industry would replace all analogue lines and upgrade to digital internet-based infrastructure by 2025.

Over the past year, Care England members have been raising questions on what the digital switchover will mean for them, their day-to-day operations, and their impact on service users.

To help answer these questions, on 28 April 1300-1400, Care England ran a webinar for its Digital Special Interest Group on the Digital Switchover. Three presentations will help steer providers toward who they should talk to and what actions they should be facilitating in the run-up to the 2025 deadline.

We were joined by three speakers who shall offer different insight and perspective into the switchover and the impact on social care.

John Livermore – ALL IP Industry Engagement Manager OpenReach will be providing an overview of the digital switchover and what is happening to the UK’s Phonelines in 2025. (Presentation here)

Richard Parkinson – Director at technology consultants Farrpoint has been commissioned by NHS-TD to understand the impact of England’s telecare services move of the telephone network to digital technology. Richard’s presentation shall focus on setting out the higher level switchover opportunities and issues. (Presentation here)

Michael Swaffield – NHS-Transformation Directorate – NHS-Transformation Directorate who are taking a pro-active approach to mitigating actions for the Telecare sector and highlighting opportunities, and have issued a Telecare Stakeholder Action Plan. Michael’s presentation will focus at switchover issues facing care homes and home care providers. (Presentation here)

David Budd – Head of Strategic Partnerships at Appello, the market-leading technology-enabled care service and a leader in preparing the housing sector for the digital switchover. David’s presentation shall be focusing on the finding from a recent Apello report: Digital Telecare Briefing: How ready are we for the digital switch?  (Presentation here)


Watch the full event below: