The Scottish Parliament’s Health & Sport Committee is calling for views on innovation and technology in the NHS. They specifically want to hear about the successes and failures of innovation and technology in the NHS, and the opportunities that future developments might present. The Committee will also explore barriers to innovation in the NHS.
Technology and innovation in the NHS has brought significant advantages to front-line delivery of services, not only in traditional care settings, such as hospitals and GP practices, but also in delivering care at home and in remote rural areas, including island communities.
The Committee wants to hear from individuals who have experience of technology and innovation in the NHS and about the impact this had on their health care. They are particularly keen to hear from those with personal lived experience of how technology or innovation in medicine and healthcare has had an impact on people’s lives.
Importantly, the Committee is looking to hear responses to the following questions:
- How have technological developments in the health sector affected individual patients and their families?
- 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?
Anyone with an interest in, or experience of healthcare, is welcome to respond, including patients, service users and carers. The deadline for responses is Monday 12th July.
For further information, please view the Call for Evidence on the Scottish Parliament website, or contact the Scottish Parliament’s Health & Sport Committee by phone: 0131 348 5410.
To submit your response, please contact the Committee by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, responses can be sent by post to the following address: Health and Sport Committee, Scottish Parliament, Holyrood, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP.