Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare

About the Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare

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Scotland has a strong foundation on which to progress technology enabled  care. This is supported by SCTT as a national resource, who perform the following key functions on behalf of Scotland and NHS 24:

  • leading the design and development of new services;
  • providing consultancy and facilitation services for partner organisations;
  • supporting knowledge transfer and shared learning;
  • engaging internationally to secure additional funding and build expertise for the benefit of Scotland.

Over 2015/16, working in partnership with others, SCTT has:

  • Supported 8,314 people to access online health and wellbeing services, providing advice and assistance for falls prevention and the self management of long term health and care issues;
  • Improved access to psychological therapies for 2,889 patients through computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy service;
  • Provided leadership and programme management to the national Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Programme, which has enabled 4,937 patients to receive home and mobile health monitoring services across 9 geographic areas of Scotland and expanded telecare services to 7,124 new service users;
  • Enabled easier access to public sector services for citizens, by supporting secure video connections from their own devices to our NHS video conferencing system; and providing low cost video access to a range of services in support of our care homes and charitable organisations;
  • Continued to improve access to care for people living in our remote or rural communities;
  • Supported the more efficient use and improved patient adherence to medication, with the introduction of virtual polypharmacy review clinics;
  • Supported shared learning and knowledge transfer for more than 4,095 ‘learning beneficiaries’ as a critical element of the expansion of technology enabled health and care;
  • Supported knowledge transfer and shared learning for partners by delivering 14 business end-products, including – two European Memorandums of Understanding with the Basque Region and Catalonia in Spain;  established a Baseline and Implementation Guidelines for  Home & Mobile Health Monitoring , and a Digital Dementia Charter with Alzheimer’s Scotland;
  • Secured inward investment of €320k and reinforced Scotland’s positive international reputation on technology enabled health and care, engaging directly with a broad range of influential stakeholders.

Latest News

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Innovate UK – Digital health technology catalyst 2017 round 1 Competition opens: Monday 31 July 2017
Competition closes: Wednesday 11 October 2017 12:00pm [more]
Launch of the iHub Improvement Fund The application acceptance period is between 1st - 22nd September 2017. [more]