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Funded through the Chief Scientist’s Office, Health Innovation South East Scotland (HISES) forms part of national network created to deliver the Scottish Government’s vision to utilise the innovation process to deliver a healthier and wealthier nation for the future.
Formed through a collaboration of three NHS Boards — Borders, Fife and Lothian, with the latter taking on the role of lead host Board, HISES has a pivotal role in delivering innovative solutions to the health and social challenges, both regionally and nationally. Need to contact us?


Care Home Innovation: Associate feature in Holyrood magazine

Dr Susan Shenkin from the Department of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, features in the Public Health edition of Holyrood magazine, highlighting the golden opportunity to build on positive data-enabled work and the vast potential for Scotland’s care home sector that lies in data-led innovation.

Dr Shenkin is also the Clinical Innovation Lead for the HISES Care Home Data Platform Innovation Foundation SBRI Challenge and is working alongside Research Champion, Lucy Johnston from Napier University.

Phase 1 starts on the 19th April where the top 5 shortlisted companies will assess if currently collected data on residents by care homes, can provide a holistic digital picture of a resident’s health, wellbeing and care needs.


Case Study: Tailored Talks for COVID-19 ICU survivors

The application of the Tailored Talks platform is a critical enabler of the Hospital to Home pathway developed by Pogo Studio in partnership with NHS Lothian and Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland.

It was created to facilitate effective discharge, to support people and their families make the transition from ICU to home following a COVID diagnosis, and to ensure that there is ongoing support as people learn to live with the longer-term impact of the virus.

Dr Judith Merriweather, Critical Care Recovery Service Lead in NHS Lothian shares how this has worked in practice and the future vision of Tailored Talks.

Published on: 05 May 2021