Section: Digital

'Discover Digital' explores the tools which promote wellbeing or can help us with our caring and self management needs.


How can we harness the power of digital to look after our health and wellbeing on our own terms? Can we live independently for longer with the use of smart gadgets? Can fitness trackers help keep our family and healthcare professionals informed about our health?

These are some of the questions we have explored at our Discover Digital events between 2018 – 2019.

Next steps

The initial Discover Digital format was that of light-touch interactions between the public and exhibitors. We now want to reach citizens by diving deeper into certain topics through focused conversations with targeted audiences. To maximise impact, we want Discover Digital to become an ongoing commitment and we will work to support people to access, find and use digital health, care and support solutions.

By building on the knowledge and local connections that we have forged since 2018, the project now has the potential to enter a new stage where it focuses on local communities and service delivery. We would like to build a model where we work with grassroots organisations to develop bespoke ways that support members of their communities to use digital solutions for their wellbeing.

To find out more, please see our 2019 report, ‘Discovering Digital self management: public views and expectations related to the use of digital tools in the self management of long term conditions’. And if you would like to help us shape this initiative, please do get in touch with us. We will be looking for local delivery partners, champions, hosts and our small team is always happy to receive new members and to hear new ideas.


We understand that under the current restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, digital can now be a lifeline for some people. We will highlight resources potentially relevant to our Discover Digital audiences here:

Please note this information is accurate at the date of review of this page, 13 May 2020.

About us

Discover Digital started in 2018. It was Scotland’s first initiative to deliver immersive events for people to experience digital health and care.

The 2019 edition was supported by: the Scottish Government (Technology Enabled Care division and Digital Health and Care division), Nesta, NHS 24, DHI, Create Converge and BCS Health and Care Scotland. Various other collaborators helped bring this to life.

Download the reports from the first two editions of Discover Digital below.

Please email to be kept updated.



Self management: offline and online, through crises and beyond

Written by: Carmen Paputa-Dutu

Published: 14/05/2020



Taking it one day at a time, digitally

Written by: Carmen Paputa-Dutu

Published: 01/04/2020



Joining the HYPE in Aberdeen

Written by: Carmen Paputa-Dutu

Published: 19/12/2019