Meet the Team

The national TEC programme team brings together people with policy, strategy, health, social care, housing, third sector, e-health, Telecare, Telehealth, education and implementation expertise. This team actively works with local partners and provides expert advice and support on commissioning, procurement, adoption and evaluation of Technology Enabled Care.

Dr Margaret Whoriskey

Dr Margaret Whoriskey – TEC Programme Director and Head of Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare Innovation at The Scottish Government.

I am Head of the Technology Enabled Care and Healthcare Innovation Division at Scottish Government. An advocate for the potential of digital innovation to transform health and care provision I lead the national TEC programme to drive adoption of technology to transform health and social care.  I actively work at a European level on both policy and programmes relating to digital health and care. Follow on Twitter

Calum Cockburn – Policy Lead

I lead on the delivery of Scotland’s Digital Maturity Assessment for Health and Social Care and support ministerial priorities around digital health and care.  I am interested in how Scotland can transform its health and social care service through the use of technology. I also enjoy engaging with interesting people and love my golf and football.

Amanda Leithead – Programme Manager

I have been working on the TEC Programme since 2014 as its Programme Manager. My responsibilities include ensuring our programme deliverables and budget are all kept on track. Before the TEC Programme I worked for both IBM and NHS National Services Scotland on large scale IT Programmes .

Out of work I like to run, do pilates and I also care for my mum who suffers from Alzheimer’s, so I can see first hand the power of technology in supporting her and also me in my role as a carer.

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Nicola Padden – Project Support Officer

I have been working in the Programme Management Office (PMO) on the TEC Programme since 2015 and support various projects across the programme mainly within the HMHM and Telecare workstreams.

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Sammi Allan – Project Support Officer

I moved from NHS Western Isles to join the TEC Team at the end of July 2019 where I provide support to a number of areas such as: the TEC Programme Board, Delivery Leads and Partnership groups, as well as maintaining the contents of the TEC website.

When I’m not at a desk or studying I like to keep myself active through pole and aerial hoop fitness, as well as hiking and learning to surf.

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Doreen Watson – TEC Advisor

As an independent consultant, I’ve worked as a Telecare Advisor on behalf of the Technology Enabled Care Programme and the Joint Improvement Team since 2011.
I previously worked for 23 years in Social Work as a service manager providing a range of 24 hour care and support services which included community alarm, telecare & telehealth, rapid response, (joint service health and social work), overnight home care and out of hours home care services.

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Amanda Britain – TEC Advisor

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Scott Henderson – TEC Advisor

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Morag Hearty – National Lead

Part time Strategic Lead in the National TEC team supporting Home and Mobile Health Monitoring (HMHM), and Programme Manager for Lanarkshire’s TEC Programme. This includes the National TEC scale up BP programme and the associated HMHM work streams. I am leading the use of Home and Mobile Health Monitoring and Video consultations across NHS Lanarkshire and the Health & Social Care Partnerships.

A mum to four, now adults, and a grandchild, in my spare time I enjoy gym classes and holidays with my long suffering husband!

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Joe McKee – Programme Manager

I am currently working as the Project Manager for the HMHM National Scale Up BP Programme having joined the TEC Programme in March 2020.  I have worked as a Project Manager for NSS since March 2018 on a variety of Projects and Programmes, with the most recent being the NSS Web Transformation Programme. When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with my family

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Ann Murray – National Lead

I lead on Telecare, working closely with the Digital Telecare team. I qualified as a physiotherapist way back in 1988, but for the past 12 years have been working as a programme lead and improvement advisor. I previously led the Scottish Government’s Falls Programme, and had the privilege of working with a wide range of partners in Scotland, the UK and Europe to improve support for older people to age well and live active and independent lives.

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David Brown – Analogue to Digital Lead

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Hazel Archer – National Lead

I am a Statistician by training and has a background in IT and Project Management. I joined the Health Service in 2003, as a project manager to set up a paediatric telehealth service before joining the Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare. I currently lead the TEC work-stream scaling-up the use of the Near Me video consulting platform along with supporting the Scottish Access Collaborative’s virtual attendance challenge.

Peter Macleod

Peter Macleod – TEC Programme Chair

Chaired by Peter Macleod, Chief Executive of the Care Inspectorate (Scotland), our cross sector TEC Programme Board provides strategic direction, rigorous governance and oversight of activity funded through the programme.

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