Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare

Workforce Development

Recognising the importance of a confident, competent and informed workforce, we work with colleagues in education and learning to find ways of supporting staff who work with telehealth and telecare technologies.

This includes academia, collaborative groups, professional bodies and researchers.

Shared Learning and Knowledge Transfer

Over 2015/16, SCTT facilitated and provided input to a very large range of Scottish, UK and International Events, supported learning and knowledge transfer for over 4,000 people.

Scottish Telehealth and Telecare Learning Network

An annual  Learning Network event is facilitated by SCTT to support knowledge exchange activities for staff working in health, social care, voluntary sector, housing, education, policy, research and supplier organisations.

The June 2016 event, held at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, focused on how lessons learned can be applied in multidisciplinary settings.  Attendees heard about new solutions and met with exhibitors to learn more about their services and products.  The event attracted more than 250 delegates, over 200 attended in person and additional numbers viewed the elements of the day which were streamed, either live or via ‘on demand’.

The Network communicates with members via an email distribution list, which currently has 500+ names, and a Community website which sits on the Knowledge Network:

Webcasts from the Learning Network day are available to view ‘on demand’ at:   Two additional webcasts on the topic of Home and Mobile Health Monitoring have also been recorded.


Scottish Digital Health & Care Week and Conference

The December 2016 Scottish Digital Health and Care conference anchors a week of events during Scotland’s national Digital Health & Care Week – 28 November until 2 December.

The Conference, to be held at the EICC Edinburgh on November 30, is jointly organised with colleagues from the Scottish Government eHealth and Technology Enabled Care teams.

Last year’s event attracted a record figure of more than 280 delegates.  The Conference included both a live link to Australia to discuss video conferencing implementation and a pre-recorded contribution from the United States on the subject of ‘mobile mental health’.   Part of the event was made available as a live webcast which enabled an additional 80 viewers to join live for presentations, and a further 79 viewing the ‘on demand’ option available after the event.

In addition, the Conference welcomed for the first time members of the public who brought their insights and experiences of using technology into the event’s workshops.

Interviews with speakers and delegates can be accessed at:


Higher Education – Embedding Technology Enabled Health and Care
In 2015-16, SCTT has delivered lectures, tutorials and podcasts directly to  over 750 people, raising awareness about technology enabled health and care with academic staff and embedding this into undergraduate programmes and CPD modules .  This activity has been supported by sharing resources directly with the academic staff and by increasing the number of HEIs who participate in the knowledge exchange events.

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