Scotland’s Digital Health and Care Response to COVID-19 2021 update

30 November 2021

This report has been prepared by the Digital Health and Care Directorate of the Scottish Government July 2021.

It provides an update on the scale-up and adoption of digital health and care solutions in Scotland, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The document builds upon a previous report that was prepared by the Scottish Government Digital Health and Care Team in June 2020.[1]

This report is intended to:

Inform our stakeholders of activity undertaken as part of the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 response.

Enable decision makers to identify areas for further prioritisation.

Inform the identification of key lessons learned.

Share learning with other countries.

The initiatives included in this update have been delivered through collaboration with national partners and the significant efforts and commitment of local delivery organisations. Our partners include:

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)

The Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre (DHI)

The Digital Office for Local Government (LGDO)

Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS)

Scottish Health Boards and Health and Social Care Partnerships


NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and National Digital Service (NDS)

NHS National Services Scotland (NSS)

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO)

The Scottish Government (SG)

Additional information and documentation can be found at

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