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England's top doctor has called on the NHS to use more technology and innovation to reduce the thousands of unnecessary outpatient appointments carried out every day.NHS England medical director Professor Stephen Powis said health leaders should embrace technology such as Skype, apps and online tools so patients can avoid hospital…
The Scottish Government has launched a new Digital Health and Social Care Strategy that sets out how technology can support person-centred care and help to not only sustain but improve services for the future. The new strategy has been developed over the past year, and its aims and priorities have…
Researchers based at the Social Care Workforce Research Unit at King's College London are conducting a programme of research funded by NIHR/SSCR into Local Authority telecare use for older people. The research has HRA ethical approval and is supported by ADASS and the Housing and Telecare LINs. The study, which…
The SSSC, in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland (NES), NHS24, and the Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare (SCTT), recently commissioned research into the extent the health and social care workforce access technology to support learning and improve service delivery. The research was designed to provide an analysis of…
A £10 million fund to increase the number of people receiving diagnosis and treatment at home will support the roll-out of new technology across Scotland’s NHS. In a speech at the Scottish Telehealth & Telecare Conference, Health Secretary Alex Neil said that the Technology Enabled Care programme will double the…
NHS Education for Scotland is working with the Scottish Social Services Council and the Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare to develop a technology-enabled learning action plan. This plan will aim to support Scotland’s health and social care staff to become digitally confident, embedding technology in everyday work and learning,…
Skills for Care is backing a new strategy that aims to help adult social care employers support 1.5 million workers to use Electronic Assistive Technology (eAT) in their work. For social care staff, people who use services and carers there has been a huge increase in the use of the…
A database of telehealth and telecare services and projects in Scotland has been developed and made available as a public resource. For any given project included in the database it gives the organizations behind the project, a brief description, the type of users targetted and the technology used. Developed by…