Using digital health technologies for ageing in community settings

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Venue: G306B, Jean McFarlane Building, University of Manchester, M13 9PL

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Using digital health technologies for ageing in community settings: a seminar from MICRA, Age-Friendly Manchester, and the Health eResearch Centre.

The ageing population is growing. At the same time, the NHS needs to cut back on costs to keep the health system sustainable. This means that people are expected to live at home longer and take care of themselves, supported by community services and their family and friends.

Digital technologies can be used to monitor health and mobility in the community. They have the potential to transform health and social care, while also providing benefit to older people.

At this seminar, policy makers, researchers, clinicians and older people themselves will talk about how these technologies can support and promote independent, healthy living and prevention of health problems. For the last talk, Dr Joanne Taylor will be joined by older people from Wythenshawe and Salford.


  • Chair: Dr Sabine van der Veer, Research Fellow, Health e-Research Centre (HeRC), University of Manchester
  • Prof Martin Vernon, National Clinical Director of Older People and Integrated Person Centred Care, NHS England - Positioning digital technologies within healthcare policies to meet the needs of an ageing society
  • Prof Chris Todd, Primary Care and Community Health, University of Manchester - Digital technologies to support older people in the community to prevent falls
  • Dr Joanne Taylor, Trainee Geriatrician - Older people's views on the use of digital health data in community settings

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