The 2021 virtual Learning Network took place at the end of May. The Learning Network provides knowledge exchange opportunities for staff working to deliver digitally enabled services.
Each year, staff join us to share their experience and learning from Scotland, the wider UK and internationally. This year speakers and attendees joined from: health, local authorities, third sector, independent care, housing, research and academic sectors.
Scotland is an active member of the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHA) and this year we hosted and promoted several sessions in partnership with the ECHA, including the launch of two new Thematic Innovation Ecosystems (TIEs) for Integrated Care and Digital Health and Wellbeing. Scotland’s TEC team have accepted Chairing roles for these TIEs.
Sessions at this year’s Learning Network covered topics including:
- digital tools to support independence
- communicating the need to change, e.g. new modes of service delivery
- digital approaches in care homes
- the role of digital health and wellbeing in resilience and remobilisation planning
- digital tools to support self management
- international perspectives on the remobilisation of services
- the transition from analogue to digital telecare
- human rights in digital health and care