Telehealthcare Whole Systems Demonstrator Everything you need to know about the UK's largest telehealthcare study
3 million lives - improving your access to telehealth and telecare 3 million lives - improving your access to telehealth and telecare

What people are saying about telehealthcare...
Telehealth can offer a solution to some of the burgeoning challenges facing the NHS, creating an integrated service which will deliver improved outcomes for patients and reduce the growing pressures of long-term conditions on GP resources. GP | Croydon Click here to learn more
What people are saying about telehealthcare...
Telehealth has literally changed my life. After I was
admitted to hospital last year I realised I had to evaluate
my lifestyle completely and telehealth has made the
whole thing seem much easier and given me the
confidence to manage my illness. Pauline | Yorkshire
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What people are saying about telehealthcare...
The WSD pilots provide firm evidence of the benefits of integrating health and social care and show the positive impact that telecare and telehealth has to the lives of people receiving home care. Service Improvement Manager | London Click here to learn more


What is WSD?

The Whole Systems Demonstrator (WSD) programme was established by the Department of Health (DH) to evaluate how the use of telecare and telehealth technologies can support people with long-term health and care needs to live independently. It has resulted in the largest evidence base for telehealthcare in the country.

Press release:

Telehealth proven to reduce mortality and emergency admissions in study of WSD trial

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BMJ Peer Reviewed Report - WSD



Report Highlights

The WSD programme has shown
that telehealthcare:

  • 45% reduction in mortality rates
  • 15% reduction in A&E visits
  • 20% reduction in emergency admissions
  • 14% reduction in elective admissions
  • 14% reduction in bed days
  •   8% reduction in tariff costs 
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