Following the significant involvement of Scottish local authorities in the trialling and development of telecare services, there is now considerable activity across the entire country. This is the result of clear policy drivers and the introduction of a capital grant which required individual authorities to develop partnerships with a view to achieving clear outcome benefits involving significant efficiency savings in hospital bed use and admissions to residential care. In the future, an emphasis on improved training and communications may further advance the integration of services.
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