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TheHill will be facilitating a series of workshops on digital inclusion

TheHill is wanting to gather a range of perspectives on digital barriers (e.g. inequalities, access, connection, confidence, training)and how these barriers can be reduced / removed to ensure an inclusive approach, with a focus on the delivery of virtual wards.

We will be facilitating a series of workshops on digital inclusion; areas being considered include selecting the technology for both patients and staff, looking at the geography of distribution of patients, services and resources, selecting the cohort of patients, admitting and discharging patients safely, communicating with and supporting patients outside of hospital and limiting the exclusion of patients due to existing inequalities or new ones created by technology.

At the workshops we will be discussing the challenges/barriers, opportunities, best practices to achieve better digital inclusion for patients and staff, sharing success stories and opportunities for designing and delivering more inclusive services.

We’d love to hear from people that have done good work on digital inclusion, specifically in virtual wards / virtual care. We are particularly interested in connecting with Digital Inclusion leads/experts from health providers, library services, social care and local authority, Clinical leads and service managers working/linking with virtual wards, Pharmacy services, Patient engagement services (e.g. PALS) and patient representatives, Staff networks – equality, diversity and inclusion leads, safeguarding and well-being leads, Charities and voluntary organisations who support patients.

This is an invite-only workshop with selected participants. If you would like to be considered for an invite or know someone relevant, please contact Sara.Cocomazzi@ouh.nhs.uk