The National Health & Social Care Professionals Office Update

In March 2020, the National Integrated Operations Hub (INHO) set up a Telehealth sub group to provide governance, oversight and direction to a range of work streams that were emerging in the telehealth / telemedicine area for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A National Telehealth Steering Committee was established and has worked alongside the HSE Office of the Chief Information Officer.

We are delighted that Dr. Heather Cronin has been redeployed, on a part-time basis, to represent HSCP in this important work. Heather, senior Clinical Psychologist, is the Clinical HSCP Lead for the Clinical Management System for Specialised Care Services Project (CMS-SCS) in the NRH. She is also a member of the eHealth HSCP Advisory Group.

The National COVID-19 Telehealth Steering Committee recommend the following solutions, made available during the pandemic, to support communication and collaboration across the health service

• Attend Anywhere
• Microsoft Teams
• WhatsApp

Further information can be viewed at the following link, under Virtual Health.

We aim to keep to you informed of future Telehealth recommendations through our usual communication channels of email, @WeHSCPs on twitter and the HSCP Office Newsletter as they arise over the coming two months.

Please circulate this email widely to colleagues as appropriate.

Warm regards,

Jackie Reed |National Lead|National Health & Social Care Professions Office|Clinical & Administration Block A (2nd Floor, Green Corridor)|HSE|Merlin Park|Galway|H91 N973|