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NHS Education for Scotland launches new learning for tech in care


Mark Say Managing Editor

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NHS Education for Scotland (NES) has developed a new online learning programme to help staff increase their understanding of the use of technology in the health and care sectors.

Named Using Technology Enabled Care in Practice, it follows on from the first e-learning module, Introduction to Technology Enabled Care, with both being available on Turas Learn, the learning platform for health and social care staff.

The new programme provides a suite of short e-learning modules to support the use of technology enabled care in practice. These include two confidence-rating activities and four sections with short ‘learning bites’ focused on specific topics.

Learners may download a certificate of completion as evidence they have worked through all the modules.

NES developed the resource from a series of focus groups with representation from health, social care, housing, academia and the Scottish Social Services Council.  

Going in-depth

Pamela Dimberline, specialist lead, digital health and care at NES, said: This latest learning programme offers learners a more in-depth look at applying technology enabled care in health and care.

Workforce education around TEC is one of the key ambitions of Scotland’s National Digital Health and Care Strategy. Staff equipped with the right knowledge, digital skills and understanding can support people to live longer, healthier lives using technology to improve their health and wellbeing.”

“Since we launched Introduction to Technology Enabled Care three years ago over 1,500 people have accessed the module.”

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