New Digital Stroke-Management Pathway Launched in Lothian

A new digital pathway aimed at supporting stroke survivors launched on 18th June 2024 in NHS Lothian. The pathway will be using the digital platform and app ‘Tailored Talks’, created by Pogo Digital Healthcare, to provide tailored support and information to people recovering from a stroke. As an integrated care pathway, the Tailored Talks system links patients to third sector support from Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, where the Advice Line team can offer patients a call-back for further guidance. The pathway is an example of how industry, NHS and third sector parties can collaborate to improve healthcare and support patient self-management.

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June Newsletter

Our new edition of the HISES Newsletter is available to view and will be published on the 15th of each month. To subscribe to our monthly newsletter and other key communications, please email

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Children and Young People Remote Asthma Management Challenge SBRI Phase 1 Winners Announced

The Phase 1 SBRI selection process for the Children and Young People Remote Asthma Management Challenge, funded by the Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office has been successfully completed. The Challenge has been managed and administered by NHS Lothian, on behalf of the Health Innovation South East Scotland (HISES) Hub. Phase 1 will launch on 6th May 2024 and will run for 3 months.

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Pogo Digital Healthcare receives Public Sector Innovation prize at Digital Tech Awards

ScotlandIS announced the 2024 Digital Tech Awards winners at a ceremony in Glasgow last night. A wide range of sectors were represented, with Pogo Digital Healthcare handed the Public Sector Innovation award for their platform Tailored Talks which has been designed in partnership with NHS Lothian and Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland, and it is currently being used to support people living with Long Covid in the Lothian region.

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South-East Scotland NHS Innovation Intrapreneur Course

Discover the world of “Innovation Intrapreneurship” and learn how you can contribute and inspire others in ensuring the long-term sustainability of the NHS through the co-production of innovative products, services and processes.

Thursday 30 May 2024 (0930-1630)

The National Robotarium, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh


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Health Technology Session with SHTG for Phase 1 SBRIs

Watch the session with Ed Clifton, Unit Head Scottish Health Technologies Group.

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HISES Innovation Event 2023

On the 8th June 2023, we held an innovation event to give an update on innovation activity in the South East region.

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Innovation Test Beds In Scotland for Health and Social Care

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About Us

Health Innovation South East Scotland (HISES) is an Innovation Test Bed set up by the Scottish Government Chief Scientists’ Office which forms part of national network created to deliver the Government’s vision to utilise the innovation process to deliver a healthier and wealthier nation for the future.

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Funding Opportunities

We can support you as you develop your concept or prototype, by connecting you with collaborative partners from across industry, academia and health and care and by identifying funding and further support opportunities.

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Our Events

We work to maximise opportunities for companies to interact with researchers and health and care professionals – a conversation can often spark new innovative ideas.

Keep up to date and find out more about the latest innovation events from across Scotland.

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