Digital technology is transforming the delivery of health and social care. From video consultations and wearable tech to health management apps, data analytics and electronic health records, Scotland is a world-leader in this field.
It’s a hugely exciting time for digital health in Scotland – so start or grow your career right here.
On the pulse
- Scotland is recognised in Europe as the leader in digital health and care innovation and is home to one of Europe’s largest life sciences hubs.
- Scotland’s £10 million Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre supports the design and delivery of solutions to key health challenges including cancer, Covid-19, cardiovascular disease and mental health.
- Scotland’s assets include the NHS, our single healthcare provider and the world’s biggest healthcare and social care delivery organisation, with 140,000 staff
- The Scottish Government’s Digital Health and Care Strategy sets out how Scotland will use technology to reshape and improve health and care delivery
Join Scotland’s vibrant community of more than 7,000 people working in digital health and care technology companies. They are part of Scotland’s community 96,000 people working in digital technology. Another 200,000 work in healthcare, and about the same again in social care. The industry is supplemented annually by 70,000 graduates and a pipeline of 17,000 with digital health expertise.
The Scottish digital health and care cluster is made up of around 150 companies from innovative homegrown operators to large multinationals. They include:
With a compact geography and an engaged and connected industry, Scotland is home to one of the most accessible and collaborative digital health clusters in Europe:
- Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre – a £10 million national innovation centre tasked with developing digital tools to track, manage and improve healthcare in Scotland
- Technology Enabled Care in Scotland – a national programme overseen by the Scottish Government to significantly increase citizen choice and control in health, well-being and care services
- Digital Health & Care Scotland – a dedicated website for the Scottish Government’s Digital Health and Care Strategy, launched in 2018
- NHS 24 – Scotland's national telehealth and telecare organisation and one of seven special health boards in Scotland
- Life Sciences Scotland – the industry’s leadership group, bringing together industry, academia, enterprise agencies and government strategy teams
- The UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Biomedical AI at The University of Edinburgh sits at the intersection of artificial intelligence, biomedicine and social sciences
- Institute for Medical Science and Technology (IMSaT) – a joint initiative by the universities of Dundee and St Andrews to devise new image guided intervention and therapy products
- Strathclyde Institute of Medical Devices – a hub of research specialists in the medical devices industry at the University of Strathclyde
- The Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research – a £20 million research collaboration bringing together the universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews
- Edinburgh BioQuarter – a 160-acre life sciences hub hosting 8,000 clinicians and researchers
- BioCity – the UK’s largest science incubator, with locations in Glasgow and Motherwell.
Quality of life
Scotland has beautiful and accessible countryside, cosmopolitan cities and unique history. Excellent schools and healthcare, friendly people, great leisure opportunities and short commutes all contribute to an exceptional quality of life.
Come to Scotland and be part of the difference in digital health.
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