Dumfries & Galloway Health & Social Care

Draft Digital Health and Care Strategy

Scotland’s digital health and care strategy was published in April 2018. It sets out the Scottish Government’s roadmap to create a  health and care system which embeds digital technology. This will be achieved through the national digital strategy’s 6 domains (key areas):

  • National direction and leadership
  • Information governance, assurance and cyber security
  • Service transformation
  • Workforce capability
  • National digital platform
  • Transition process

The draft Dumfries and Galloway digital health and care strategy is the local response to the national one. It has been developed within the framework of the national strategy and  sets the strategic direction for the HSCP for digital health and care. One of the ten priority areas of focus in The Dumfries and Galloway Integration Joint Board’s Health and Social Care Strategic Plan (2018 – 2021) is making the best use of technology. The IJB recognise that digital technology is critical to the delivery of excellent health and social care now and in the future.

This is the first local digital health and care strategy for Dumfries and Galloway. It builds on existing work and outlines future developments which will enable people to have more choice and control, making best use of the available resources and supporting the delivery of better outcomes for people.

An implementation plan will be developed in 2020 which will outline how this strategy will be delivered.

We would welcome comments and feedback on the draft by Wednesday December 23, emailed toruth.griffith@nhs.net

Read the draft Dumfries and Galloway strategy as a PDF file here… 20191128 Digital Strategy Draft v0 9

Read the national Digital Health and Care strategy as a PDF file here… Scotland’s Digital Health and Care Strategy

 

 

We would welcome comments and feedback on the draft by Wednesday December 23, emailed to ruth.griffith@nhs.net