Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare

Latest News

latest news
New Resource. Chronic Disease Intelligence to Optimise Service Planning in Scotland Excellent new resource for service planners, commissioners, and all those interested in the challenges our services will be facing in the coming years. [more]
Digital Health and Care Strategy – Views Wanted Opportunity to get involved by contributing completing the survey and giving your view on the emerging Digital Health and Care Strategy. [more]
Launch of the Telecare Self Check Online Tool The Telecare Self Check Online Tool has gone live at http://www.telecareselfcheck.scot [more]

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

latest news
New Resource. Chronic Disease Intelligence to Optimise Service Planning in Scotland Excellent new resource for service planners, commissioners, and all those interested in the challenges our services will be facing in the coming years. [more]
Digital Health and Care Strategy – Views Wanted Opportunity to get involved by contributing completing the survey and giving your view on the emerging Digital Health and Care Strategy. [more]
Launch of the Telecare Self Check Online Tool The Telecare Self Check Online Tool has gone live at http://www.telecareselfcheck.scot [more]