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Scotland’s Health & Care System: Managing the Clinical Backlog With Tech

COVID-19 has placed enormous resource pressures on Scotland’s health and care system, creating a huge backlog of treatment that will take years to clear. However, developments made over the last year have opened up new opportunities for managing the clinical backlog with technology.

Our vulnerable health and care sector was pushed to the brink by the pandemic, with shortages of resources, additional pressures on the system and a reluctance amongst patients to seek care for non-COVID related illness. The consequences of this has created a massive backlog in care that could take years to clear.

With these set backs in mind, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that a key priority within her Government’s first 100 days is to publish an NHS Recovery Plan to achieve a 10% increase in inpatient, day case, and outpatient activity for those who had treatment or care postponed due to COVID-19. Read more...