Technology and Innovation in the NHS – Call for Views
The Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee have issued a general call for views on Wednesday 31 May.
The Committee is seeking views on the Scottish Government’s approach to eHealth. We want to hear about the successes and failures of existing telecare and telehealth strategies and the opportunities future developments might present. The committee will also explore barriers to innovation in the NHS.
The call for evidence also asks whether the Scottish Government’s draft vision on digital health and social care adequately addresses the future requirements of the NHS and social care sector in Scotland. Will it empower and enable innovation and the transformations that will be needed to keep pace with technological developments?
The Committee are keen to hear responses to the following questions:
- What do you consider have been the main successes of the existing Scottish Government’s eHealth and telecare/telehealth strategies and why?
- What do you consider have been the main failures of the existing Scottish Government’s eHealth and telecare/telehealth strategies and why?
- How well does the Scottish Government’s draft Digital Health and Social Care Vision 2017-2022 address the future requirements of the NHS and social care sector?
- Do you think there are any significant omissions in the Scottish Government’s draft Digital Health and Social Care vision 2017-2022?
- What key opportunities exist for the use of technology in health and social care over the next 10 years? What actions are needed to improve the accessibility and sharing of the electronic patient record? What are the barriers to innovation in health and social care?
How to submit written evidence
Before making a submission, please read our policy on treatment of written evidence. In line with that policy, submissions will normally be published on our website. We recognise that in some circumstances people may prefer for their evidence to be treated as confidential or published anonymously. If you wish to do this, please make this clear when submitting your evidence.
Written submissions should be reasonably brief and typewritten in Word format (preferably no more than 4-6 sides of A4 in total).
The deadline for receipt of written submissions is Wednesday 12 July 2017. Owing to the timescales normally required for the processing and analysis of evidence, late submissions will only be accepted with the advance agreement of the clerk.
The Committee prefers to receive submissions electronically. These should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Consultation on draft regulations transferring the Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland into the Scottish Tribunals
The Scottish Government has today launched a consultation on draft regulations that transfer the Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland to the Scottish Tribunals. The consultation is available at the link below:
Closing date for responses is 1 August 2017.
Supporting Children’s Learning Code of Practice
The Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 provides the legal framework for identifying and addressing the additional support needs of children and young people who face a barrier, or barriers, to learning.
The Act aims to ensure that all children and young people are provided with the necessary support to help them work towards achieving their full potential. It also promotes collaborative working among all those supporting children and young people and sets out the rights of children, young people and parents within the system.
The Act has been amended by the Education (Scotland) Act 2016. This extension provides that children will have the same rights as young people and parents under the Additional Support for Learning legislation, except in relation to placing requests and the use of mediation services.
It is intended that these amendments to the Act will commence in November 2017.
In preparation for this, there is a need to update associated Regulations and statutory guidance.
This consultation seeks views in relation to 4 things (the code of practice and 3 sets of regulations):
- The Supporting Children’s Learning Code of Practice (third edition) 2017 – the statutory guidance for the Education (Additional Support for Learning) Act.
- The Additional Support for Learning Dispute Resolution (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2017
- The Section 70 (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2017
- The Additional Support for Learning (Collection of Data) (Scotland) Regulations 2017
The Scottish Government is consulting to ensure the changes in the 2004 Act are understood by stakeholders.
For more information, click here.
Scotland’s Ten Year Strategy for the Learning Provision for Children and Young People with Complex Additional Support Needs 2017-2026
Scotland’s Strategy for the Learning Provision for Children and Young People with Complex Additional Support Needs 2017-20206 aims to support improved outcomes for children and young people with complex additional support needs through strategic commissioning of national services; with particular focus on the provision of education. This strategy is based on recommendations made in the Doran Review published in November 2012. While this strategy also recognises the critical role played by social services and health in supporting educational outcomes, the strategy is set within the context of The Additional Support for Learning Act 2004.
The National Improvement Framework and Curriculum for Excellence apply to all children and young people including those with complex additional support needs. Given that these needs are of relatively low incidence and attract a high level of resourcing and require specialist input, Scottish education requires a particular strategy to ensure that the needs of this group are met. This strategy sets out how this will be addressed over the next decade.
Closing date for responses is 28th August 2017.
For more information, go to the Scottish Government consultation hub.