Welcome to the Digital Health and Care learning site for Scotland's health and social care workforce.
People living in Scotland expect technology and information systems to be part of safe, effective and quality health and care services, this includes having a health and social care workforce that are trained and confident in supporting the successful use of these technologies and systems.
Download Scotland's Digital Health and Care Strategy to find out how services for people can be transformed through the use of digital technology.
Our aim is to give access to learning and practice support resources to help embed digital skills into health and social care practice.
Watch the videos below for a short introduction to TEC and the progress being made in the area.
The PDA in TEC has been developed in partnership with the Scottish Qualifications Authority, to equip Scotland’s workforce with the knowledge and skills to support people to use digital services and information to better manage their health and wellbeing.
Find out more about the PDA in TEC.
You can view Frequently Asked Questions here.
Health and social care professionals require enhanced leadership skills and technological competence to provide digital solutions to enhance safe and effective person-centred care and influence the digital agenda at local and national levels.
The Digital Health and Care Leadership Programme (DLP) aims to:
The Digital Health and Care Leadership Programme learning site provides information about the programme and resources supporting candidates with the application process.
Meet Bridget and Hew who are using everyday technology, like a mobile phone or smartwatch to support their wellbeing.
Bridget and Hew have different levels of digital skills, but both use technology in a way that works for them.
View animations to find out how.
Microsoft Teams is a secure communication and collaboration tool providing health and social care colleagues with the ability to work together and share information. Teams is available to all NHS colleagues in Scotland supporting collaboration to deliver quality health and social care services.
Guidance and advice for using NHSScotland Microsoft 365 and applications such as Teams, Outlook, OneDrive etc can be found at Microsoft 365
The national Remote Health Pathways programmes aim is to provide people with safe and effective solutions for health condition management.
The Remote Health Monitoring learning site provides resources to offer simple solutions providing more choice and greater flexibility for people to receive, record and send information about their current health and wellbeing.
Near Me, powered by Attend Anywhere, is a safe and secure service helping the public sector offer video access to services and information.
The Remote Consulting learning site provides resources to assist health and social care providers offer video consultations as part of business as usual service delivery.
Technology is used in health and social care practice throughout Scotland. Some examples includes:
View workforce stories to find out how technology has helped improve service delivery and individual outcomes for the people using it.