Open opportunity for advice and training to tackle digital exclusion in North East Derbyshire

Bolsover District Council has shared an open opportunity for a ‘Digital Connect’ project aiming to address digital exclusion for adults within North East Derbyshire District.

The project is to offer digital awareness, advice, training and support for digitally excluded adults, with the aim of supporting people to access information, services and networks to “effectively use IT to enhance their health and wellbeing”.

The contract is expected to run from June 2024 to May 2026, and the opportunity closes 5 April at 12pm; the notice can be found here.

Also on support for patients experiencing digital exclusion, we recently highlighted how Norfolk and Waveney ICS has announced plans to develop a new service to support digitally excluded patients across the system with their repeat prescription requests, following feedback from patients.

On building digital skills for staff, in February we shared how North London Mental Health Partnership has announced the launch of a new Digital Academy, looking to enhance the digital capabilities of staff and upskilling with an emphasis on “intelligent use of data” to drive improvements in patient outcomes.

Last year, NHS England published a review on the current status of digital technology and skills in health and care education, taking into account a series of online surveys, focus groups and case studies in order to highlight findings on current use of digital technologies, digital literacy, and methodologies.

Additionally, in October, NHSE shared a framework for action on digital exclusion which is designed to help services in designing and implementing inclusive digital approaches and technologies which align appropriately with non-digital services and support. Click here to read more.