eSE is pleased to announce that our UK Public Sector event series now features the Technology Enhanced Emergency Services Forum (#UKTEES), which will be held in Liverpool on November 26th 2104. The format is based upon our successful UK Health Informatics Forum and will benefit from an agenda built by industry experts. Delegate numbers are limited to 100, bringing together private sector innovators with officials from the UK Government, Police, Ambulance and Fire Services therefore creating a tailored environment for building long term constructive relationships.
Cuts in governmental spending have resulted in police forces across the country being told to save money on large scales, in some cases up to 20%. Fire Services also face financial pressure with a cut of 25% in capital grants for fire services over four years and cost saving measures across the NHS has resulted in the shrinking of some A+E departments. The adoption of new technologies is a major solution to maintaining efficient emergency services in the face of financial pressures. A recent Capita report found that UK Police forces are wasting £221m and 193 man hours a year due to lack of connectivity and access to information on the beat, this forum is designed to explore the solutions available to eliminate these costs.
UKTEES will explore the technological solutions available to deal with challenges facing ‘Blue light’ service providers. The forum acts as a platform which facilitates key relationships between private sector solutions with end user decision makers resulting in efficient and cost effective services. The structure of the forum is built around four interactive panel sessions chaired by industry experts but inclusive of the issues contributed by all participating delegates. The themes for the day are put together by a board of senior level industry experts from the blue light services. Our Liverpool board includes Steve McGuirk (Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue) and Phill James (North West Ambulance Service),both of whom are spearheading the adoption of new technologies within their respective fields.
Steve McGuirk commenting on the forum said “The implementation of new technology into ‘Blue Light’ services is imperative to maintain an efficient and cost effective service which is fast and reliable. We are in need of platform such as this to highlight the current restraints within the sector and to explore new opportunities for collaboration between public sector service providers and new technologies from the private sector.”
If you would like to find out more about the UK Technology Enhanced Emergency Services forum and how your organisation can be involved, please register your interest at http://www.ese-emergencyservices.com/register and one of eSE team will be in touch.