Our GP newsletter

What happened so far

Our project partner mHabitat held workshops across Scotland in October 2016. These took place in Glasgow, Inverness, Skye, Stirling, Ayr and Edinburgh, involving both citizens and GP staff and bringing them into the heart of the design process.

If you attended one of these workshops, we would like to extend our most sincere gratitude to you – thank you for volunteering your time and contributing to the future of digital GP services in Scotland!

As some of you might know, the quality of the workshop outputs was so high that we decided to change the value of the vouchers to £100. If you have not yet received the second £50 voucher, please email us at DHCscot@alliance-scotland.org.uk and we will look into it.

What’s next?

#OurGP goes on tour.

If you couldn’t make it to one of our workshops, you can still have your say and let us know what you think would make using GP services easier and better in the future. mHabitat will take the outputs of the workshops on tour later this year. Join a Roadshow event near you and have your say on some of the emerging ideas:

Alternatively, you can still text us your comments and suggestions, free and anonymously, to +44 (0) 7481 343 688.

Twitter Chat

If you can’t join us on the ground, do it online!

Details of Our GP Twitter chat: 1st of December, 11.00-11.45am and 2.30-3.15pmWe will be holding a Twitter chat on the 1st of December as part of the Scottish Digital Health and Care Week. The theme will be ‘From tech-led solutions to people-led innovations: enabling better care in GP practices through digital services’.

We will be joined by a member of the eHealth Division and by our partners on the project, mHabitat.

You can join either the morning session, between 11.00-11.45am or the afternoon session between 2.30-3.15pm using the #OurGPchat hashtag.

If you have any questions that you would like to submit in advance please tweet these to @DHCScot and tag them using #OurGP.


Blog: mHabitat’s Alicia Ridout reflects on the ‘Our GP’ workshop experience

Do you have some thoughts about the impact digital services can have on GP practices? Or maybe you would like to reflect on your personal experience of the Our GP project? You could be our next guest blogger – email us at DHCscot@alliance-scotland.org.uk for more details.

Other Digital Health and Care news:

eHealth logoInput to eHealth strategy

Person-centred health and social care is at the heart of the Scottish Government’s strategic agenda. They are developing a new, integrated Digital Health and Social Care Strategy that will build on achievements to date and set out future development and priorities. You can read more about this at this link: Digital Health and Social Care Strategy 2017-22 – Development

What are your views and experience of digital health and social care? Email your comments at ehealthcommunications@gov.scot.

ALLIANCE website focus groups

The ALLIANCE are currently undergoing a process to update and redesign our website.

We are holding focus groups to gather thoughts and views on:

  • How do you currently use the ALLIANCE site?
  • What other sites do you use that you think are well designed or laid out / informative / accessible?
  • Your experiences of using the ALLIANCE website
  • How can we use the site to better engage with you / What would you like to see in a new site?

We are keen to hear from as many people who use our website as possible so we can develop and design a site that is fit for our members and wider stakeholders.

The focus groups will be held at the ALLIANCE office on the following dates:

  • Focus Group 2 – Wednesday 23rd November, 10am – 11.30am
  • Focus Group 3 – Tuesday 29th November, 10.30am – 12pm

Register your place by emailing event@alliance-scotland.org.uk.

Invitation to Digital Health and Care Conference 2016. November 30th 2016, 9am to 5.30pm. Edinburgh International Conference Centre. The ALLIANCE are offering travel and registration to people of all ages who are disabled or living with long term conditions, and unpaid carers. This is a great opportunity to get your voice heard in the development of new digital GP services and put your questions to some of the leading policy makers in digital health and care. For more details, email DHCscot@alliance-scotland.org.uk

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