Digital Health and Care Services
The Scottish Mental Health Service for Deaf People and the use of Near Me
New mental health support In addition to the support outlined in Update no.1, the new investment includes funding to expand of the Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) programme to help people in distress, and the launch of a new mental health marketing campaign.
Video enabled consultation – NHS Near Me Implementation Guidance available on:
Care Homes, Residential Homes, Housing Associations and Hospices
Public website: https://www.nearme.scot
YooToo – Caring for unpaid carers. YooToo is a collaborative care app aimed at providing support for those caring for someone older, ill or disabled. Designed in collaboration with funding from the Scottish Government’s Innovation Fund.
New – National Wellbeing Hub for staff working in health or social services in Scotland. The hub is for staff, carers, volunteers and their families to access a range of self-care and wellbeing resources designed to aid resilience as the whole workforce responds to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19). On Twitter follow: @PRoMISScot
As part of the COVID-19 response, the Connecting Scotland Initiative
is being delivered by the Scottish Government, in partnership with local authorities, Healthcare Improvement Scotland, The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and the digital and IT sectors led by ScotlandIS. It is also supported by Microsoft, Leidos, the Data Lab, Accenture and Gartner. It aims to connect up to 9,000 more people on low incomes who are considered clinically at high risk so they can access services and support and connect with friends and family during COVID-19. Are you an organisation working with vulnerable individuals and families? Are you an individual looking to help and support someone to get online?
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The COVID-19 Health Systems Response Monitor (HSRM) collects and organizes information on how countries’ health systems are responding to the crisis. It currently includes information for most of the countries in the WHO European Region, including all EU countries.
COVID Symptom Tracking app. (see webinar on this subject below) Developed in collaboration with scientists from King’s College London.
In addition to all the resources on NHS Inform, NHS 24 has been working on a public facing App (NHS 24: COVID 19) which makes available the COVID hub content from NHS inform as well as the self-help tool to assess potential symptoms.
North Atlantic Corona Challenge launched 20.05.2020 A 48 Hour Online Challenge to Tackle the COVID-19 Crisis 29-31 MAY 2020 Organized by Nordic Atlantic Cooperation (NORA) and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). Themes: #SAVELIVES #SAVEBUSINESSES #SAVECOMMUNITIES
Registration is open until 28 May 2020. For more information go to: www.coronachallenge.fo.