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 a health and social care workforce trained to support 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.

Remote consulting - Near Me (Attend Anywhere)

Near Me is a safe and secure video consulting service helping the public sector offer video call access to health, care and wellbeing services.

Guidance on implementing Near Me visit: tec.scot 

Training videos available at: NHS Scotland National Video Conferencing Service  

Resources to support the public visit: nearme.scot

Find out more at: Remote Consulting

Remote meetings and collaborating – Microsoft Teams (Office 365)

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.

Find out more at: Microsoft Office 365

Introducing Technology Enabled Care

Our aim is to give access to learning and practice support resources to help embed digital skills into health and social care practice.

Find out more at: Progress update video 

Professional Development Award in Technology Enabled Care

The PDa in Technology Enabled Care has been developed by NHS Education for Scotland in partnership with the Scottish Qualifications Authority,  to equip Scotland’s workforce with the knowledge and skills to apply technology enabled care in practice,  while supporting people to use digital services and information to manage their health and wellbeing.

Find out more at:  PDA in Technology Enabled Care at SCQF level 7.

View Frequently Asked Questionshere.

Animations

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.

Let's find out how: View animations

Workforce stories

Technology enabled care is used in health and social care practice throughout Scotland. Some examples includes:

  • Remote Health Monitoring
  • Telecare
  • Video Enabled Health and Care
  • Digital Services and apps

View our workforce stories to find out how technology has helped improve service delivery and individual outcomes for the people using it.

Find out more: View workforce stories

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Resource archive

A digital archive of resources, including reports and strategy documents related to digital health and care.

Find out more: View archived resources

Getting in touch

Contact us to:

  • leave a comment about the website
  • suggest a learning or practice support resource for the website
  • tell us how digital health and social care has made a difference to you or someone you support

E-mail:   tec@nes.scot.nhs.uk