Tunstall appointed lead partner for innovative Scottish Government TEC programme


Initiative aims to design solutions for some of Scotland's biggest health and care challenges

Tunstall has been appointed as a lead partner in the Next Generation Solutions for Healthy Ageing cluster led by Digital Health & Care Institute Scotland as part of its activities to support the Scottish Government’s TEC Programme and the Digital Telecare Workstream, organised by the Digital Office for Local Government.

The cluster brings together corporate, SME, academic, health and care providers to enable them to co-design digital solutions to some of Scotland’s biggest health and care challenges.

The project aims to develop personalised and preventative solutions and services fit for the 21st Century, helping the Scottish population to live longer and healthier lives, while creating new jobs for the economy.

Moira Mackenzie, deputy chief executive of the Digital Health & Care Institute, said: “Digital solutions and services offer new opportunities to positively disrupt traditional models of care by empowering our citizens through more-personalised and preventative approaches.

“Our partnership with Tunstall Healthcare is the start of an exciting collaboration, working with a broad range of experts in industry, academia and the health and care sector to support healthy ageing.”

Gavin Bashar, UK managing director of Tunstall Healthcare, added: “We’re delighted to be working with the Digital Health & Care Institute to play a part in the further development of digital solutions to transform care in Scotland.

“As demand continues to rise, it’s vital that new ways of working are found in order to deliver care that is integrated, proactive, safe and efficient.

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“Technology enables us to target care where and when it’s needed most and reduce pressure on health and social work by empowering people to take a more-active role in managing their own health.”