- 20 September 2018
In Scotland we recognise that planning for urgent care, while it needs dedicated focus and expertise, cannot take place in isolation from planning for both elective and longer term care needs. This is why we created the Unscheduled Care 6 Essential Actions (6EA) Programme three and a half years ago. A key component of the 6EA Programme is effective and integrated elective and emergency demand and capacity planning. Since its introduction, performance stabilised and improved against similar he…
Smart Cities should not come at the price of our privacy and individual choice
- 05 September 2018
Science & Technology, Planning & Development
Over the last few years, we have seen significant research, development and trials in the Smart City arena with some reaching live implementation. Apart from a relatively small number of exceptions, we are still to achieve significant scale and roll out of solutions that are really changing citizens lives at the grass roots level.
We have learnt so much about how technology can help us make a step change in the way we provide city services, protect and improve people’s lives, but we continue to…