Table 1

Data collection June 2008 - July 2011
Study timetable Interviews conducted Observations (on site and strategic meetings) Document review
Pre-trial phase: Planning and early implementation July – Oct. 2008 5 LA managers 11 x 3 hr local site management meetings 14 meeting notes
1 NHS manager 2 x 3 hr strategic WSD team board meetings 1 WSD evaluation proposal
8 other associated staff 1 ministerial document
1 x 4 hr national remote care expert network meeting 3 presentations regarding remote care progress and initiatives in the UK
Total: 14 43 hours 19 documents
Phase I: Participant recruitment and clinical engagement 14 LA managers 10 x 3 hr local site management meetings 17 meeting notes
14 NHS managers 5 x 3 hr strategic WSD team board meetings 3 site project management documents, 1 Newham telecare care model overview, 1 Newham telecare procedures and 1 Newham telehealth response interim care pathway documents
Nov. 2008 – Mar. 2008 3 joint LA & NHS managers 4 x 4 hr national remote care expert network meetings
12 presentations about remote care progress and initiatives in the UK
Total: 31 57 hours 35 documents
Phase II: Delayed delivery group joins the trial and the focus shifts to evaluation Sept. 2009 - Oct. 2010 14 LA managers 10 x 3 hr local site management meetings 20 meeting notes
14 NHS managers 3 x 3 hr strategic WSD board meetings 1 telehealth pilot report
15 presentations about remote care progress and initiatives in the UK
1 joint LA & NHS manager 5 x 4 hr national remote care expert network meetings, 1 x 6 hr conference and 1 x 3hr launch of Kent telehealth pilot event
Total: 29 68 hours 36 documents
Phase III: Business continuity plans and early mainstreaming days April – July 2011 10 LA managers 2 x 3hr local site management meetings 2 meeting notes
14 NHS managers
17 other associated staff
Total: 41 6 hours 2 documents
Overall total: 115 interviews 174 hours of observations 92 documents

Hendy et al.

Hendy et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:403   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-403

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