Health and Social Care
11th May 2022 by Carol Sinclair - Chief Officer, Public Health Scotland
In this blog, Carol Sinclair explores how good quality health and social care data can improve health and care services. She discusses how the Data Strategy is helping to pave the way in improving gaps around health and care data.
10th May 2022 by Phil Sizer - Lead Trainer, The Pain Association
Phil Sizer, Lead Trainer at The Pain Association, reflects on educating carers of people with neurological conditions in order to highlight the importance of their own wellbeing.
22nd April 2022 by Adam Lang - Head of Nesta Scotland
This blog explores the various relationships that people in Scotland have with regards health and care data with a particular focus on voices which are not heard as easily or as often as others.
18th March 2022 by Kirstin Millar
“Hear My Voice and Return to Sender” is a collaborative project between Abbotsford Care and the Care Home Hub from Fife Health and Social Care Partnership. The project is exploring new methods of feedback and engagement to support the development of the Scottish Government's new healthcare framework. As part of developing this framework, we have had many engagement sessions. Hearing the voice of people living in care homes will be an important part of this process.
11th March 2022 by Digital Health and Care
Doreen Grove, Head of Open Government for Scottish Government discusses issues of trust, transparency and ethics in relation to the Data Strategy for Health and Social Care.
25th February 2022 by Digital Health and Care
It has been another full on year for the Digital Health and Care Directorate responding to Covid-19 while also continuing to meet the ongoing urgent health and care needs of the country. So it was a wonderful surprise that our efforts did not go unnoticed at this year’s Holyrood Digital Health and Care Awards 2022 ceremony, held in...
17th February 2022 by Kirstin Millar
An introduction to a new healthcare framework for adults and older people living in care homes. This will set out what healthcare should be available for people living in care homes, how we can enable this and a plan of how this will be implemented. On this first post, we have a spotlight on Perth and Kinross' Go4Gold Care Home Games Challenge event.
24th January 2022 by Morna Simpkins - Chief Executive, MS Society Scotland
MS Society Scotland Chief Executive, Morna Simpkins, writes about the organisation's pan-Scotland person centred virtual ‘Wellbeing Hub’.
21st January 2022 by Derek Tasker - Programme Manager, NHS Tayside
NHS Tayside Programme Manager, Derek Tasker reflects on progress and learning.
14th January 2022 by Digital Health and Care
Colin Birchenall, Chair of the Working Group and Chief Technology Officer of the Digital Office for Scottish Local Government shares his views and ambitions for the development of the Data Strategy for Health and Social Care.