Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare

mPower

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mPower is an INTERREG VA funded programme to support older people, and is one of 60 cross-border funding programmes across the European Union. NHS 24 are the Lead partner, and the Special European Union Programme Body (SEUPB) are the managing agents.

The aims of the mPower project will enable older people to live well, safely and independently in their own homes, supported by a modernised infrastructure for healthy ageing. mPower will champion a preventative approach to care, supporting societal change by empowering more people to self-manage their health and care in the community, through the use of Social Prescribing and eHealth interventions, reducing unnecessary presentation to primary care.

 

 

The project will result in improved health and wellbeing for citizens, delivering 7,000 additional episodes of health, community and social care on a cross border basis, over a 5-year period.

 

 

Key project objectives are to;

  • Establish cross-sectoral collaboration across Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland to support greater mobility, confidence and reach of health and care professionals and services.
  • Support 2500 people to self-manage their health and wellbeing more effectively in the community through Social prescribing;
  • Deliver 4500 eHealth interventions increasing awareness of their benefits in supporting sustainable service delivery through the use of Integrated Home and Mobile Health Monitoring Solutions, Digital Health and Wellbeing Services/ Apps and Video Enabled Care Services;
  • Effectively engage individuals, community organisations and services in redesign of health and care services.¬†Effectively engage individuals, community organisations and services in redesign of health and care services.

The project will principally target citizens in the 65+ older people at risk age group with one or more long term condition.

A new, cross border ‘mPower’ operational service will be established to deliver outputs across three participating countries, and seven deployment sites. The service will be a hub and spoke construct, with a core project team and seven local deployment teams.

In addition, the project will deliver an Improvement and Support Programme for project staff, community sector and primary care staff, thereby facilitating shared learning, service improvement and transformation.

The cross border added value of the mPower project is delivered through:

  • The consistent development of cross border services across three countries, allowing evaluation of services in different locations and populations.
  • Joint development of technology enabled care pathways, technology infrastructure, procurement and community engagement models.
  • Cross-sectoral and cross border shared learning and improvement support.
  • Joint development of methodologies to raise awareness and engage key stakeholders in the use of Wellbeing Plans and e-health interventions, supporting the adoption of new models of care.

mPower Digital GP Practice

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As well as a focus on individual components of social prescribing and eHealth interventions, the project is also looking at the opportunities to develop Digital GP Practices, and Digital GP Practice clusters, to hothouse ehealth elements of Primary care delivery, maximising digital contribution to traditional models of care.

Permission to start was granted in June 2017. Recruitment of the core project team, as well as local deployment teams has now commenced, with a plan to introduce the first beneficiaries to the service early 2018.

**We are currently advertising for the following posts:

  • Programme Manager
  • PMO Administrator
  • Business Lead – Technical
  • Business Lead – Service

Information about these posts can be found on www.NHS24.com/jobs

 

For further information, please contact:

Morag Barrow@nhs24.scot.nhs.uk

 

 

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