Section: Digital

We are now looking for organisations to help engage key audiences in the development of a resource to support digital health and care.

‘Discover Digital’ is a project to raise awareness of digital tools which promote health and wellbeing. There are many such tools available nowadays. Some can help us look after ourselves better, look after someone else or access the NHS more easily.

2020 has thrown into the limelight the importance of digital tools for health and wellbeing as well as the need for a different approach to raising awareness of these. As a result, we set to explore the creation of a permanent Discover Digital source of information.

We therefore drafted a document to cover the topics of digital self management, technology enabled care and digital tools for interacting with the NHS and social care, as well as signposting to trusted tools and services.

We are now looking for organisations who could help us bring this content to a varied audience for feedback and further iteration. We want to understand people’s needs with regards to digital health and care skills, review whether the existing content meets these needs and hear what improvements could be made.

Why digital?

We believe digital technology can enable people to live better. Digital tools, like any other tools, are aids to help us reach our bigger goals. With them, we can be more connected, more informed and more empowered.

So we think everyone should be able to access and use digital health and care tools. You should be able to use technology in a way that works for you, whether it is to achieve your own health and wellbeing goals or to be able to look after someone you care for better.

Supporters

‘Discover Digital’ is part of Scotland’s Digital Health and Care Fest. The Scottish Government Technology Enabled Care and Digital Health and Care divisions are key supporters of the project.

Various other collaborators and supporters helped bring the project to life in its various editions, as we held events across Scotland to exhibit a variety of digital health, care and wellbeing tools. You can read more about our past events by reading our reports:

Please email dhcscot@alliance-scotland.org.uk to be kept updated.

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