As part of the South West AHSN’s Technology Enabled Workforce Programme, we have investigated whether increased expectation of digital competence and connectedness marginalises those who lack the skills or tools to get online – further exacerbating health inequalities. Additionally, we have examined the implications of virtual consultations on the health and care workforce.
We have published three linked reports, each examining different areas of digital exclusion.
Our aim was to examine some localised data, which would raise questions and allow for analysis and exploration of the subject on a larger scale.
The key findings from our three reports highlight several important areas of focus: