Health and Social Care

  • NHS Tayside Breakthrough Series Collaborative

    21st January 2022 by

    NHS Tayside Programme Manager, Derek Tasker reflects on progress and learning.

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  • Leading the development of the data strategy with positivity and ambition

    14th January 2022 by

    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.

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  • Our vision for the health and care data strategy

    20th December 2021 by

    Blog by Ryan Anderson (Policy Lead for Data Intelligence) This month Colin Birchenall, as the Chair of the Digital Health and Care Data Strategy Working Group, presented an update on the Data Strategy for Health and Social Care to the Health and Social Care Strategic Portfolio Board on the 8th December 2021. For those who...

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  • Reflections on Data at DigiFest 2021

    7th December 2021 by

    Imme Jones is Policy Lead for Data Strategy and Data-Driven Innovation in the Digital Health and Care Directorate. Last week I attended Digital Health and Care Festival 2021 (#Digifest21). The event was entirely virtual following the success of last year and taking into account the circumstances of the pandemic. It was a packed couple of...

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  • Support for Hospital at Home Services

    2nd March 2020 by

    £1 million funding has been made available in the Scottish Budget to support the development of Hospital at Home services (read full news release here).  Hospital at Home is a different way of working where acute hospital care is provided in a person’s own home as an alternative to traditional hospital admission. The service can...

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  • Free Personal Care for under 65s

    29th March 2019 by

    The expansion of free personal care – which was previously only available to those aged over 65 – comes into force on Monday 1 April 2019 and is often referred to as ‘Frank’s Law’ after the former Dundee United footballer Frank Kopel. Frank was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 59 and sadly died...

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  • Register Now for the NHS Event 2018

    23rd April 2018 by

    Registration is now live for the NHSScotland Event 2018, which is being held on 18 and 19 June at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Glasgow. The theme of this year’s Event is ‘Delivering Now. Improving for the Future’. Every year, the Event provides the opportunity for those working in and with the NHS in Scotland...

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