What we do
Technology Enabled Care is defined as “where outcomes for individuals in home or community settings are improved through the application of technology as an integral part of quality, cost effective care and support”.
Launched in late 2014, the TEC Programme is a Scotland-wide programme overseen by the Scottish Government, designed to significantly increase citizen choice and control in health, well-being and care services.
The Programme was set up to respond to the need for service transformation in the context of rising demand for health and social care. By providing central funding to a dedicated programme, the aim is to drive deployment at a local level alongside national infrastructure and support work, and to place Scotland at the forefront of innovative approaches to technology enabled care.
Our vision is that Scotland is an international leader in TEC, supporting more people to live longer, healthier lives at home or in community settings.
Delivery Plan for 2019/20
Find out more on our strategic priorities and key deliverables
This Delivery Plan is largely about empowering people, with a focus on spread and adoption at scale, service redesign and service change. It sets out the key deliverables for the cross sector Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Programme for 2019/20 and sets the context for realising our ‘Service Transformation’ (Domain C) ambitions within the Scottish Digital Health and Care Strategy.
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.
TEC Programme Director and Head of Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare Innovation at The Scottish Government.
Dr Margaret Whoriskey
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.
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.
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.
Programme Office Team
I have been a member of the Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Programme team since October 2018. With an MSc in Public Health, I am a PRINCE2 practitioner and I have also previously worked in the third sector. I provide support for the Digital Health and Care Programme, the Transforming Local Systems Programme, and Young Scot. When not taking minutes, updating project documents or attending meetings I enjoys spending time with my family and watching movies.
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.
I joined 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 new tec.scot website. Prior to this I grew up and started my career in the Western Isles, having worked with NHS Western Isles for 8 years in a number of roles (Ranging from Cleaner – HR) I spent 6 of those years also providing support to their Digital and eHealth team.
I have also achieved a Ba Hons in Business Management and a Post Graduate qualification in Project Management. When I’m not at a desk or studying I like to keep myself active by hitting the gym, learning to surf, and pole fitness, as well as developing my skills in British Sign Language.
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.
Home and Mobile Health Monitoring
Morag Hearty – National Lead
I am currently seconded part time as Strategic Lead in the National TEC team supporting Home and Mobile Health Monitoring ( HMHM) from my other role as Programme Manager for Lanarkshire’s Technology Enabled Care 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, I have very recently welcomed my first Grandchild, and in my spare time I enjoy gym classes and holidays with my long suffering husband!
Lisa Welsh – Project Manager
I joined the HMHM National Scale Up BP Programme in summer 2018 as the Project Manager. I have worked as a Project Manager for almost 10 years and have been with NSS since October 2013.
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.
David Brown – Analogue to Digital Lead
Video Enabled Services
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 Technology Enabled Care work-stream scaling-up the use of the Attend Anywhere / Near Me video consulting platform along with supporting the Scottish Access Collaborative’s virtual attendance challenge.
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.