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Digital Front Door

Digital Front Door

Digital Front Door

Our refreshed Digital Health and Care Strategy gives a commitment to developing a ‘Digital Front Door’ for people to use as a single means of access to their health and care information and to health and care services.

Currently in its initial development, the Digital Front Door should be delivered as a working platform in late 2023.

What is the Digital Front Door?

The Digital Front Door is a key commitment in the Digital Health and Care Strategy to deliver a platform for people to get access to their health and care information and to health and care services, directly.  It will allow people to access, self-manage, and contribute to their own health and care information online.  You can read about the Digital Front Door as well as our other commitments in the Digital Health and Care Delivery Plan.

When will it be available?

We are currently agreeing the business and finance case and aim to have a first iteration available in late 2023.  The Digital Front Door will be developed iteratively from that point based on user demand and feedback.

Why are we developing a Digital Front Door?

We learned a great deal during the pandemic about digital innovation and delivery at pace, and people’s preference for easy access to information and services.  We recognise that people would prefer a single means of getting access to information, services and support rather than using multiple systems.  The Digital Front Door demonstrates the vision and priorities of the Digital Health and Care Strategy and allows us to build upon that experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve written a few questions and answers that hopefully give you further information on the Digital Front Door.  We will add to these over time, but if you would like to contract us directly you can email NSS.DigitalFrontDoorPMO@nhs.scot