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NHS Education for Scotland has announced a new e-learning module for health and social care professionals that is designed to increase the awareness, knowledge, and confidence of the workforce to better understand the role of telecare in assessment and support planning.

Developed by the Scottish Government Technology Enabled Care (TEC) team in collaboration with NES, the module takes around 45 minutes to complete.

It provides information and practice examples of how telecare can support outcomes-focussed care and support.

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The module is designed for those whose role may include outcomes-focussed assessments and support planning. However, it is also great way to learn more about how telecare can support models of service delivery within the wider workforce and enhance health and care services, NHS Education for Scotland emphasises.

By completing the online module, professionals will be able to recognise how telecare can contribute to achieving personal outcomes for individuals and their families. Professionals will also learn how to consider the benefits of telecare in reducing organisational pressures and be able to identify telecare solutions to manage associated risks.

Additionally, the telecare learning module will give health and social care professionals the skills to confidently communicate with individuals and carers about the different types of telecare that can support health and wellbeing.

Other learning outcomes include understanding the importance of agreed response protocols and reviewing effectiveness of existing telecare solutions.

The module is hosted on Turas Learn.

Turas is a modern and accessible digital platform developed by NHS Education for Scotland to support health and care professionals working in the public sector.

Appello recently launched a free guide for the telecare sector on how services can engage users with technology-enabled care (TEC). It contains helpful information on when to engage service users with telecare, overcoming barriers, and the benefits of digital TEC.

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