Minister for Drugs and Alcohol Policy Elena Whitham visited a local project yesterday (21 November 2023) to meet people benefiting from the Scottish Government’s £3.1 million Digital Lifelines Programme.
NESTA’s Data Dialogues project and summary
In 2019, Nesta and the Scottish Government embarked on a dialogue with Scottish citizens to understand their opinions and ideas for the use and sharing of health and care data, now and in the future, and to explore possible future uses that improve outcomes for everyone. This builds on Nesta’s previous work on new methods of public engagement, which seeks to better engage citizens to collectively imagine and create more sustainable, inclusive futures. We are pleased to now share the recently published data dialogues project and summary reports: Data Dialogues | Nesta and Outcomes from Data Dialogues | Nesta.
Nesta have also developed an interactive website which explores 7 identified relationships that Scottish people have with their health and care data. They are arranged by people’s willingness to share and whether they are driven by personal or societal concerns. Data Dialogues (nesta.org.uk)
Phase one of the Scottish Government’s Microsoft 365 Collaboration Programme is making it possible for colleagues in NHS Boards and Local Authorities to call, message, and share calendar availability in MS Teams and Outlook. Read Falkirk’s feedback on the new functionality.
Joe Deary and Ananda Allan, Co-Chairs of Scotland’s Health and Social Care Data Standards Sub-Board highlight the purpose and impact of their work supporting the delivery of Scotland’s health and social care Data Strategy.
£600,000 has been awarded to thirteen projects across Scotland in the first round of funding from the Digital Inclusion Programme.
“If the 1.3 million Scots with high blood pressure had it properly controlled, it would save lives and help the NHS, say doctors and campaigners.”
An interview with Brian McKinstry, a GP and emeritus professor of primary care e-health at the University of Edinburgh, for the Holyrood Magazine.
The latest update on the Data Strategy and the formation of two new Sub-boards.