By Nicola.Padden, Fri, 24/12/2021

University of Strathclyde Research - the experience of older people receiving telecare services during the COVID-19 pandemic

In 2021, a research project led by the University of Strathclyde's School of Social Work and Social Policy, explored how telecare services have been experienced by older people during the COVID-19 pandemic. People using telecare services in three areas of Scotland were asked about service changes they had experienced, their use of wider technology, and keeping connected during periods of lockdown.

By Amanda.Leithead, Fri, 12/11/2021

This report has been prepared by the Digital Health and Care Directorate of the Scottish Government.  It provides an update on the scale-up and adoption of digital health and care solutions in Scotland, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The document builds upon a previous report that was prepared by the Scottish Government Digital Health and Care Team in June 2020.

 This report is intended to: 

By TEC Team, Mon, 21/09/2020

We recently had a catch up with Joyce Gray, Deputy Director of Development at Alzheimer Scotland about some of the work which has continued during the period of COVID-19 response. Joyce told us that from very early in our lockdown it was apparent that safer walking, for those which Alzheimer Scotland support, was going to be a significant feature.

By TEC Team, Tue, 09/06/2020

A key principle of telemonitoring in response to COVID-19, is that it has to be simple enough that it maximises the proportion of people who can use it, and can be deployed with minimal training given the risks of prolonging face-to-face contact.

People with COVID-19 are at risk of relatively sudden deterioration in the first two weeks of the illness. Morag Hearty, National Strategic Lead, Home and Mobile Health Monitoring, Scottish Government, working with clinical partners, have developed a telemonitoring system for following up people with COVID-19 at risk of deterioration.