Planning & Commissioning Technology Enabled Care Services March 20th 2019


March 20th 2019

9.30am to

National Council For Voluntary Organisations, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL


CECOPS is delighted to offer this unique CPD Certified training for Planning and Commissioning Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS). This course is applicable for all TEC services and innovations across all sectors e.g. digital health, telecare, artificial intelligence, robotics.

 The course content is based on our widely used and recognised publication ‘The International Code of Practice for Planning, Commissioning and Providing Technology Enabled Care Services’. A FREE copy of the Code will be given to all attendees.


Subject areas covered in the training

Part 1: Planning and Commissioning

Code Standard 1: Strategic Planning and Preliminary Considerations

Code Standard 2: Involvement of Stakeholders, Patients/Service Users and Carers

Code Standard 3: Partnerships, Joint Working and Integration

Code Standard 4: Governance, Ethics and Risk Management

Code Standard 5: Business Case Development

Code Standard 6: Investment and Funding

Code Standard 7: Procurement

Code Standard 8: Service Requirements and Specifications

Code Standard 9: Contractual Arrangements

Code Standard 10: Eligibility Criteria and Self-funding

Code Standard 11: Legal and Regulatory Obligations and Standards

Code Standard 12: Information Technology and Information Management

Code Standard 13: Marketing and Promotion

Code Standard 14: Implementation

Code Standard 15: Performance Management and Continuous Improvement

Code Standard 16: Measuring and Evaluating Service Impact

Who should attend the training?

This course is particularly relevant to anyone involved in planning, procuring or commissioning services including, for example:

Managers (within the relevant sectors)

Clinical leads

Clinical information officers

Policy makers

Strategy and innovation leads



Procurement leads

Anyone setting up a new TEC service

Course Aims

To enable participants to:

identify and analyse those standards which pertain to their individual practice and that of staff for whom they are responsible

understand the obligations placed on them by each standard, and recognise a variety of contextual settings

develop an understanding of the potential risks associated with the issues each standard covers, and the likely consequences

plan documentary evidence to demonstrate adherence with each standard deemed relevant

self and peer audit/assess standards to ensure that they are compliant therewith.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the training participants will:

Awareness of the CECOPS standards which should be worked to in practice

Develop an appreciation of working with outcome-based standards

Understand the link between planning, commissioning and providing services

Appreciate the component parts necessary for delivering a successful service

Be aware of personal responsibilities and obligations

Learn how to manage risks and avoid serious potential consequences

Understand the importance of providing services right


You may also be interested in our TECS Service Provision module. Please contact us for details:


Brian Donnelly MSc


Brian is the founder and CEO of CECOPS CIC, the standards and accreditation body for assistive technology services. He recently authored the first-ever International Code of Practice for Planning, Commissioning and Provision of Technology Enabled Care Services. His work is recognised nationally and internationally.



9am         Registration

9.30am      Welcome and introductions

9.45am      An introduction to CECOPS

10am        An introduction to the Code Standards

10.15am    Group-wide workbook activity

10.30am    Break

10.45am    Group-wide workbook activity (continued)

12.30pm    Lunch-break

1.30pm      Individual and smaller group workbook

3pm         Break

3.15pm      Individual and smaller group workbook activity (continued)

4pm         Outstanding issues and feedback

4.30        Close



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