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Steering Group Member

Dr Margaret Whoriskey MBE

Director of Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare Innovation, Scottish Government

Margaret is responsible for the Scottish Government's Technology Enabled Care Programme.  She also has a lead role in development of policy on Technology Enabled Care and a sponsorship role for the Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare. She is active in  the European arena and European Innovation Partnership (EIP).

Up until November 2015 Margaret was Director of the Joint Improvement Team (JIT)  in Scotland, having joined  when it was established in 2005. The Joint Improvement Team was a unique partnership between the Scottish Government, COSLA, NHS Scotland, and the third, independent care and housing sectors, tasked with accelerating the pace of local change and improving the quality of Scotland’s health and social care and support services.


Tom Russell

Health and Social Care Programme Manager, TechUK

Working as techUK’s Health and Social Care Programme Manager, Tom is responsible for leading engagement with a range of NHS and industry stakeholders including NHS Digital, NHSX, DHSC and NHS England/ Improvement. 

Prior to joining techUK, Tom worked for a public policy events company delivering a digital health exhibition and previously to that in a Governmental affairs role for a pharmaceutical company. 

He has lived in Germany, France, Switzerland and Egypt and read International Politics at King’s College London.


Dr Donald Macaskill

Chief Executive, Scottish Care

Dr Donald Macaskill is Chief Executive of Scottish Care, the representative body of Scotland’s independent sector social care providers. The sector is the largest in Scotland, with over 400 providers employing more than 100,000 staff.

Dr Macaskill has worked for many years in the health and social care sectors across the United Kingdom, specialising in learning disability and working with older people. A particular professional focus has been issues related to bereavement, palliative care and individual rights. For thirteen years he ran an equality and human rights consultancy in the United Kingdom and Europe.  In August 2018 he wrote ‘TechRights: human rights, technology and social care.’ after a summer of conversations with key digital and technology stakeholders, human rights and ethicists in numerous countries. His work calls for a human-rights and ethical based approach to be developed around the co-design and implementation of AI, IoT and Big Data especially within a social care context


Alyson Scurfield

Chief Executive, TSA

Alyson Scurfield is well known as an energetic and visionary leader of service transformation, service delivery and business development in the digital health and care sectors. She is currently the Chief Executive of the TEC Services Association (TSA) and its subsidiary TEC Quality. 

As a key influencer and thought leader, Alyson has held a number of leadership positions, focusing on driving standards and quality improvement both via TSA involvement in policy development and setting sector service quality benchmarks in the UK and across Europe with TEC Quality and UKAS. Alyson is also committed to shaping the future direction of our ageing society as a Trustee of the International Longevity Centre, the UK’s specialist think tank on the impact of longevity on society.

Passionate about how the use of technology can transform care, Alyson is also driving the industry agenda for quality and continuous improvement with the TEC Quality standards framework, to support the vision of a holistic population health that supports better outcomes for people. Alyson’s vision for TSA is to continue playing a key role in driving innovation to achieve integration of health, housing and social care, while actively campaigning for solutions to be consistent, irrespective of people’s health, ability to pay or location.

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