Useful resources

Resources providing ideas, tools and guidance for practitioners to use in everyday delivery of services.


Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland (CCPS)

This animation explores the potential of digitally enhanced and integrated health and care services to transform the lives of people who need support.

Discover a Career in Digital Health and Care

This short animation helps raise awareness of the digital health and care sector as a career option.

Discover Digital in 15 Minutes

This snapshot presentation video from the ALLIANCE covers some health, care and wellbeing tools and services that are widely available for anyone’s use.

Dr Eric Topol: Preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future

In this video Dr Eric Topol introduces The Technology Review, exploring skills required by NHS staff including the potential of the Topol Review to prepare the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future.

You can read the full Topal Review in the Articles and Reports section below.

What is Technology Enabled Care?

Technology Enabled Care is the use of technology to support people to live longer, healthier lives at home, or in a community setting like a care home. This animation shows examples covering four categories - telecare, environmental controls, remote health monitoring and remote consultation.

Practice Tools and Guides

SSSC 23 Things Digital programme

The 23 Things Digital programme from the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) invites people to explore their digital capabilities earning Open Badges as you complete the programme.

my diabetes my way

my diabetes my way is the NHS Scotland interactive diabetes website. You'll find leaflets, videos, educational tools and games containing information about diabetes.

Telecare Self-Check Online Tool

This online tool can help practitioners understand what telecare might be right for the people they support.

Articles and Reports

Supporting Scotland’s Workforce - Technology Enabled Care Research Report November 2017

This NHS Education for Scotland report has brought together wider workforce views, experiences and learning needs around using technology enabled care across health, housing, and social care in Scotland.

The Topol Review : Preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future

The review was commissioned by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care as part of the draft health and care Workforce Strategy for England to 2027 – Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future. This report outlines recommendations to ensure the NHS is a leader in using digital technologies to benefit patients.