How will this affect me and can I get involved?
Digital services are now being offered by NICE and being prescribed ahead of medication (1) so as care workers we need to adapt to provide these services and as patients we will become accustomed to receiving digital care services.
First step - sign up to receive our quarterly newsletter. Then, check out our webpage to find out when we will be hosting our next PPDC meetings, Digital Health Forums and Digital Life Coach training sessions. You’ll also find all things digital here: top tips, skills and activities.
With plenty more work to do to bridge the digital divide, keep your eyes peeled for updates…
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PPDC: Our Story
Here’s what a service user had to say about their Digital Health Forum experience: “It is always abundantly clear how carefully the team listen to our points of view and any suggestions that are put forward to them.”
What’s next? Digital Life Coaches
Offering digital health services is a new kind of conversation and takes up valuable consultation and care time. Clinicians aren’t trained to teach digital skills and we have heard from our service users that people learn better from their peers. That’s why one of our main priorities for the next 6 months is creating a Digital Life Coach training programme through the Recovery Colleges. We’ve already launched our first ‘Digital Train the Trainer’ course, and gained our first batch of Digital Life Coaches. The aim is to develop a bank of coaches, ready to train fundamental digital skills such as using Word, sending emails, online banking as well as how to use the specific digital health tools that ELFT offer.
We are preparing the Recovery Colleges as digital hubs in the future, where people can find community support for digital tools and skills and improve their confidence.