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3millionlives is an exciting and innovative Government-backed initiative that brings together the telehealth/telecare industry, clinicians, commissioners, providers and patients with the aim of utilising telehealth and telecare technology to improve the well-being of 3 million people with long term conditions.
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The British Association of Occupational Therapists is the professional body for all occupational therapy staff in the United Kingdom.


The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is the government agency which is responsible for ensuring that medicines and medical devices work, and are acceptably safe. The MHRA is an executive agency of the Department of Health.

The MHRA now has a dedicated Website for Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), an executive agency of the Department of Health responsible for the regulation of medical devices and pharmaceutical products has a webpage dedicated to information on medical devices and drugs in the fields of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy.

To visit the site please click on the following link: MHRA Website


The National Patient Safety Agency leads and contributes to improved, safe patient care by informing, supporting and influencing the health sector.


The HSE website provides information about managing the risks in health and social care that can affect employees and users of these services.

It will help those responsible for health and safety to manage the risks and provide regular updates on relevant issues.

Health and social care services (for the direct link to Health and Social Care)


The BHTA has over 400 companies members and they range from a small, local showroom selling items such as scooters, wheelchairs, bathlifts and stairlifts, to the largest manufacturers and suppliers in the UK producing and distributing a vast range of products to help from the most sophisticated orthotic device and pressure care systems to the largest installations such as through floor lifts.

One of our most important roles is to maintain the highest standards.


The RCN represents nurses and nursing, promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies.

Disability North is a free Independent Living Service which promotes social inclusion, independence and choice for disabled and older people in the North East of England and Cumbria. Disability North is a user led registered charity which works with, and for, disabled people, empowering them to maximise the control they have over their own lives.

For almost fifty years the DLF has been providing impartial and independent information, advice and training on equipment for independent living. From our online resources for the public Living Made Easy, AskSARA and and our telephone Helpline to our services for healthcare professionals DLF-Data (the old Hamilton Index), Moving & Handling People conferences and DLF Training. The DLF is a leading national provider of Trusted Assessor accredited training. Contact us on 0207 289 6111 or email

The Department of Health provides strategic leadership for public health, the NHS and social care in England.
THIIS (The Homecare Industry Information Service) provides up to date details of new products and improvements to existing products. It also includes a ‘News Snippets’ section with up to date information on a wide range of subjects.
Telecare Aware™ has been providing a specialised, free news and information service since 2005 to people interested in telecare and telehealth. Its purpose is to help suppliers and service providers around the world keep up to date with what each other are doing. It is an independent service without allegiances, except to its readers.
The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) is the leading national charity for spinal cord injured people. We are unique in that we are a user led organisation; our elected Trustees are all spinal cord injured and are voted for by the spinal cord injured membership.
Posture and Mobility Group (PMG) was created to advance and disseminate knowledge about the posture and mobility needs of people with disabilities.
Assistive Technology (AT) is any product or service designed to enable independence for disabled and older people. (King's Fund consultation, 2001). The Foundation for Assistive Technology (FAST) works with the AT community to support innovation in product development and good practice in service provision.
CEDAB was formed in 2007 to establish the first registration scheme and accreditation body to champion the provision of a quality assured prescription based dispensing service for the Community Equipment Services Retail Model and all Retail establishments throughout the United Kingdom.

Founded in 1894, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has grown to become the profession's largest membership organisation.

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is the professional, educational and trade union body for the country's 45,000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and assistants. It aims to support its members and help them to provide the highest standards of patient care.

Community Equipment Solutions is a UK-wide organisation offering a broad range of strategic, tactical and operational services relating specifically to the community equipment industry. We have over a decade of experience operating at local, regional and national level.

We work closely and in association with central government, industry, regulators, professional bodies and academic organisations to ensure that total solutions are implemented within the industry. It is our aim to ensure that safety and quality are paramount for users, staff and organisations when using and providing community equipment, sometimes referred to as assistive technology.

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