Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare

Video Enabled Health & Care

NHS Scotland has an extensive and well developed video conferencing service (VC service) that supports around 20k hours of video traffic per quarter.  By avoiding travel to meetings, it is estimated that this saves around £5 million per annum in travel costs and staff time.


  • Funded by the TEC programme, manage a programme of work to develop and deploy video technologies to facilitate the development of VC mediated services across Health and Care.
  • Provides support to TEC partners developing new services
  • Helps develop the ongoing technical strategy for VC technology.
  • Provides programme management support to the National VC Team

The team are currently working in three key areas.

  • Supporting the development of video consulting clinics using the Attend Anywhere platform.  This allow a person to attend a video clinic from their own home, using their own device.
  • Using modern, low cost devices, extending the VC service into care homes.
  • By integrating video communication across the health and care sectors, enabling improved communication.

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]