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Scotland launched a new digital strategy in March 2021. Called “A Changing Nation: How Scotland Will Thrive In A Digital World, it sets out the role digital will play in the country’s recovery from coronavirus.



The strategy lays out how Scotland’s people can work together to enable the country to fulfil its potential, face the challenges and opportunities digital brings, and ensure the societal and economic wellbeing of the country and all its population.

Digital technologies are transforming the way in which people live their lives across Scotland. They are helping to deliver better outcomes for people, and provide significant opportunities to improve essential public services. The coronavirus crisis has shown that working digitally is more important than ever before. It has driven fundamental changes, including how people work and interact socially. It has shown that collaboration can achieve powerful results.

Scotland’s digital strategy sets out Scotland's digital ambitions as a society. The strategy should be viewed as defining the digital landscape for public services in Scotland. The recently published A.I. Strategy for Scotland (March 2021) and the Digital Health and Care Strategy refresh which is underway, are critical elements in this landscape. The strategy is, of course, published by the Scottish Government and it does indicate how all aspects of people’s lives can be enhanced by digital technologies.

The full strategy is available on the Scottish government website.

Contact information: Nessa Barry, Nessa.Barry@nhs.scot.



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