Patient Opinion have become signatories to the new Digital Participation Charter in Scotland

Patient Opinion are founder signatories of Scotland’s Digital Participation Charter

Patient Opinion was delighted to be part of the UK’s first national Govcamp which took place in Edinburgh on 7 November.  Govcamp is a global initiative supported by Microsoft  which brings Governments, business, third sector and academic institutions together to better understand how to collaborate and respond to the digital age.

Speaking ahead of the event, Scottish Finance Secretary, John Swinney said:
"GovCamp is a massive opportunity for Scotland.  It is our chance to reinvigorate the discussion about Scotland's digital future and work with partners to ensure that Scotland is well positioned to take advantage of the digital age.”

The day, attended by over 300, comprised a fascinating blend of speakers from all sectors, panel sessions and challenging and lively discussion groups focussing on health, public services, low carbon economy, education and jobs and skills.

Zachary Tumin, from the Harvard Kennedy School, spoke enthusiastically about “Collabonomics”, and urged the assembly to collaborate or perish.

The event culminated with the signing of Scotland’s first Digital Participation Charter which involves it’s founding partners, including Microsoft, BT Scotland and Patient Opinion, committing to share information and align resources and efforts to deliver shared digital participation outcomes over the lifetime of the current Parliament.

Gina Alexander, engagement & support officer for Patient Opinion, said: "Patient Opinion is delighted to support GovCamp Scotland and Scotland's Digital Participation Charter. We are looking forward to working alongside like-minded people, and relish the opportunity to share our knowledge and experience of using the power of the web to help improve health services."

Further details on the charter can be found on the Scottish Government website here>>>> and also at these following links:

 

15th November 2011