Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (The ALLIANCE)

Digital Citizen Panel

We fund the Digital Citizen Panel programme, implemented by the Alliance. It is committed to ensuring that the voices, expertise, and rights of people with lived experience drive policy and practice, and sit at the heart of design, delivery and improvement of support and services. It aims to shape and inform the delivery of digital programmes and approaches across health, social care and housing across Scotland by facilitating the formation of a dedicated citizen panel for discussing digital health and care matters. The Panel supports the work of the Digital Citizen Delivery Board, with its aim of empowering citizens to better manage their health and wellbeing, support independent living and gain access to services through digital means.

In 2022, we agreed to provide a further 18 months of funding to the Alliance for discovery and enabler grants. These are aimed at engaging seldom heard and minority communities in conversation around digital health and care and surfacing and overcoming the barriers to adoption.