REPORTS

Digital Telecare has been exploring the scope of benefits of switching the current telecare provision across Scotland from an analogue based system via traditional telephony connections to a digital service.

The Digital Office for Scottish Local Government has been leading this work with the Scottish Government's Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Programme and in collaboration with COSLA, Improvement Service and SCTT since it commenced in April 2017.

PUBLISHED REPORTS:

Feasibility Study - Telecare in Scotland Analogue to Digital Transition - Product 1 Report

The Scottish Government has commissioned FarrPoint to undertake a feasibility study to investigate the transition of Telecare within Scotland from analogue to digital technology. This is a constituent part of a wider Technology Enabled Care Programme aligned with the National Telehealth and Telecare Delivery Plan aiming to enable greater choice and control in healthcare and wellbeing services for an additional 300,000 people. This report details the findings of the first Product, examining the transition of Telecare.

Feasibility Study - Telecare in Scotland A2DT Transition - Product 1 Report.pdf

Feasibility Study - Telecare in Scotland A2DT Transition - Product 1 Report (Exec Summary).pdf

Feasibility Study - Telecare in Scotland Analogue to Digital Transition - Product 2 and 3 Report

The Scottish Government has commissioned FarrPoint to undertake a feasibility study to investigate the transition oftelecare within Scotland from analogue to digital technology. In completing this feasibility study, a number of products were agreed as deliverables:

  • Product 1 - Evidence Base and Profile;
  • Product 2 - Implementation Guide;
  • Product 3 - Pilot Site Design.

It was agreed that Products 2 and 3 should be combined. This report details the findings of the combined Products 2 and 3.

Feasibility Study - Telecare in Scotland A2DT Transition Product 2 and 3 Report April 2016.pdf

Feasibility Study - Telecare in Scotland A2DT Transition Product 2 and 3 Report (Executive Summary) April 2016.pdf

International Landscape Review - Final Report December 2016

The Scottish Government’s Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Programme includes a requirement to: “Explore the scope and benefits of switching current provision of telecare from analogue to Digital Telecare”. FarrPoint was responsible for completing the study into Digital Telecare and, as part of this work, provided two deliverables detailing the potential benefits of Digital Telecare and a suggested implementation approach. FarrPoint has been appointed by the Scottish Government to complete a “Landscape Review” of Digital Telecare internationally. The purpose of the study is to identify and obtain information from other organisations internationally that have already completed the shift to digital. This experience will be used to inform and shape Scotland’s approach to implementing Digital Telecare.

International Landscape Review - Final Report December 2016.pdf

Analogue to Digital Telecare - Roadmap 2018

This report contains the Analogue to Digital Telecare Roadmap 2018 which includes:

  • Quarter by quarter Plan;
  • Deliverables;
  • Communication Strategy;

A2DT - Roadmap 2018.pdf


If you have any further questions on the programme, deliverables or any other aspects of Digital Telecare in Scotland, please email digitaltelecare@digitaloffice.scot.