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.
https://healthservice.hse.ie/staff/news/coronavirus-news/?source=banner-hse-staff

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|