On the 29th of October 2020 the Open University and the Utrecht University are organising this public discussion on digital technologies for healthcare and wellbeing and future models for community-based care. We invite all stakeholders interested in community care operating in the Milton Keynes area to join a virtual “meeting of minds” on “futures of better ageing in place” and the role of “community care” and “informal care”.
In the context of the European Large-Scale Innovation Pilot GATEKEEPER, we will take a fresh look at how new and smarter health technologies can support independent, meaningful and healthy lives at home and in the local communities with a focus on the current transition to digital care in the UK. By sharing your perspectives, you contribute to the building an informed discussion on the key values, practices and aims of a beneficial adoption of digital technology in self-management, community intervention and remote care. The meeting will conclude with a presentation of the new solutions and best-practices emerging from the 13 countries involved in the pan-European pilot project GATEKEEPER.
This event is online only. The participation requires a phone, tablet or pc with a stable internet connection.
Registration is required and can be done sending an email to gatekeepeer-project[at]open.ac.uk.
Participants are requested to provide consent to use their contribution for research purpose (see Certificate of Consent).
|09.30||Remote co-creation workshop|
|Pre-event preparation – 30 minutes
Access Mural via your browser to prepare for your participation
|10.00||Remote co-creation workshop|
|1 introduction – Digital care in the UK|
|10.00||Welcome and introduction
Agenda and brief presentation on digital innovation for ageing.
|2 group discussion|
|10.15||Changing scenarios of ageing in MK
Group discussion on changes and on the role of technologies in the past months.
|11.30||Short coffee and tea break|
|3 collective discussion|
|Dialogue with all
An open discussion about challenges and opportunities for a responsible innovation.
|4 conclusions – Digital care in the rest of the world|
|12.30||Emerging solutions and best practices of digital care
A report from the pan-European pilot of GATEKEEPER
About the Event
This event is part of an international cycle of public debates that are organised throughout Europe in September – October 2020 investigating dynamic needs and values in health and ageing innovations. Outcomes of this and other workshops will inform the further development of a framework for the mapping and anticipating of dynamic needs and values in health innovations.
During the event, you will be provided a broad perspective on the evolution of technology for healthcare and wellbeing, highlighting the challenges and turning points concerning the integration of technologies in existing practices. The discussion will start from a set of scenarios representing the current situation and potential evolutions of the next months.
Measurements introduced to manage the Covid-19 virus outbreak recently created unforeseen scenarios in which older citizens are challenged. In these scenarios already existing, new and sometimes conflicting values are at stake. During the discussion, you will be asked to share your thoughts and experience on what and how needs and values play or played a role in the Covid-19 scenario, as well as in your current and future ideals of ageing well. We ask you to take an older citizen’s perspective to reflect on these scenarios as well. In reflection you contribute to highlight potential opportunities and challenges coming with the introduction of technologies in the daily life of older citizens.
Call for Interest
Participants to the event will be invited to join a Community of Practice to develop a community-based care system of services through the Gatekeeper Milton Keynes Pilot Project in order to help local people to live independent, healthier lives for longer.
What is a community of practice?
Communities of practice are ‘groups’ of people who share a vision, concern, a set of problems or a passion about a topic and who deepen their knowledge and expertise in this area by interacting on an ongoing basis’. Examples can be found in a wide range of sectors including in health and education.
How can it help?
Forming a community of practice can help in creating, expanding and exchanging knowledge in order to develop individual capabilities as we learn our way together towards concerted action for managing systemic change.