How to use this guide
This guide aims to assist partnerships to implement Telecare by suggesting a logical sequence and process for implementation, although it is acknowledged that implementation may not happen like this in real life!
It is recognised that each local partnership will be at a different stage in their telecare project, and will have different strengths and challenges. The guide offers a range of tools, methods and resources that should be of benefit to all partnerships, at whatever stage of implementation. It has been designed so that it can be “dipped into” as and when required, rather than followed in a prescriptive fashion from end-to-end.
The guide includes an overview of telecare implementation broken down into 5 key building blocks –
- Getting started
- Planning to implement
- Early implementation
It looks at each building block and provides:
- an introduction to the stage of implementation;
- ideas on how to manage the stage;
- exercises and checklists to aid analysis;
- project activities which help to turn ideas into practice; and
- examples of good practice from Scotland and elsewhere.
Partnerships should use the ideas, activities and examples that are of most relevance to them and adapt them to suit their own local needs.