An example of great collaborative working to support the COVID-19 response in the Republic of Ireland has been recognised and shortlisted for the Causeway Innovative Organisation of the Year Award. Working with the Republic of Ireland's Health Service Executive, to scale up video consultation and improve access to services for citizens, the mPower Project team supported by NHS NSS and the TEC team, helped to achieve an innovative and accessible result!
Prior to the C0VID-19 crisis, the team in Scotland were planning a phased roll out of the product (called Near Me in Scotland), however, as we know, Covid-19 meant the team had to significantly accelerate and deliver faster solutions.
The Scottish team supported the Irish government and HSE to set up their own platform and programme, working in collaboration to share solutions at a time when a rapid response was needed in both Scotland and Ireland.
The mPower project is funded through the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Match funding is provided by the Northern Ireland Executive, the Irish Government and the Scottish Government. For more about mPower go to the Project website.