Young Scot

The Technology Enabled Care (TEC) programme, working in partnership with Local Government Digital Office, Digital Health and Care Institute and other stakeholders, have been working with Young Scot since 2020.

The purpose of this exciting work included creating a Panel of young people who were tasked with looking at the strategic development of digital technology in health and care.

This panel has worked with TEC team to begin to shape ideas, solutions, and recommendations for improving digital health and care in Scotland, building upon the work of Young Scot’s Technology Enabled Care report , launched in 2018.

This innovative approach has involved a mutual shared learning and experience for all involved. The young people are working with experts from across the health and care sector to look at how digital technology can be used to address health and wellbeing issues for all those living in Scotland and influence changes to the ways in which services are delivered.

In December 2020, the output of this work was published as the report: #TECScotland: health and care in a digital future.

Also in December 2020, at DigiFest event Young Scot and the TEC Panel participated in the virtual event and described their experience.

Our work

The Digital Health and Care Division is involved in a wide range of work across health.

Our Strategy

Scotland’s refreshed Digital Health and Care Strategy was launched on 27 October 2021. A joint initiative between the Scottish Government and COSLA, it outlines approaches to improve the care and wellbeing of people in Scotland.