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Scots healthcare tech firm claims to have developed data approach that could aid economic post Covid

A SPECIALIST Scots healthcare tech firm claims they have developed a data driven platform that would better utilise social care staff and research workforce data.

Netli believes the platform would help the Scottish Government and Health and Social Care Partnership work together more efficiently with live data helping them to make decisions.

Current data is suggesting that the care workforce needs to grow by 2.2% per year to keep up with the ageing population.

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Stephen Wilson, CEO and co-founder of Netli

Netli claims its suite of online products can support the Scottish Government and Scottish Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCPs) who contract services to care providers.

The aim is to gather workforce data from all care providers, regional, local and national levels and have sent proposals to the government and the other HSCPs in hope of securing country wide support.

The service would deliver results based on live data to support the current and future workplace planning as well as spotting staffing gaps and other risks earlier.

Stephen Wilson, CEO and co-founder, believes Netli’s software provides vital workforce data can ensure the continuous provision of consistent and uninterrupted care in communities in Scotland and across the UK.

He said: “That will be vital in supporting the challenges that the sector has faced to date.

“In Scotland, it’s been estimated that the care workforce must grow by 2.2% per year to keep up with the ageing population.

“The added value is that a better funded, better respected and well-staffed workforce means better care for our vulnerable citizens at a time they need it the most.

“And the services Netli has developed puts us in pole position to both support the funding bodies who contract care providers to implement this change – and to be the industry leader to take forward this vision.”

Stephen added: “Every person employed through Netli will positively impact the lives of at least three people in need of support.

“This year we want to help at least 10,000 people into the care sector who in turn will support 30,000 people.

“But if we secure the wide scale take-up from local authorities and HCSPs from across the UK that we are looking for, we could see 100,000 jobs being created.”

Netli’s expansion plans come after the Scottish Council for Development launched their plans to move forward from the pandemic and is calling on the Scottish Government to learn lessons from the pandemic and invest in data and technology to help Scotland recover from Covid-19.

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