Access learning system

The Access learning system shares innovations from elective care services both across Scotland and internationally as they remobilise and establish new ways of working to deliver high quality care. The learning system is comprised of four key themes we have identified as being prioritised by elective care services:

• Maximising service capacity and capability
• Managing the physical environment
• Maintaining staff safety and wellbeing, and
• Enabling digital access.

Browse ideas through the theme links below and check back regularly as we will be sharing new innovations as they are tested and implemented by elective care services.

To contribute to the Access learning system please complete our innovation capture template and email us at

Maximising service capacity and capability

Reassessing capacity and capability as elective care services adjust to new circumstances.

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Managing the physical environment

Creating safe and effective processes and procedures whilst remobilising services.

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Maintaining staff safety and wellbeing

Providing resources and support services at pace is essential to improving and maintaining staff safety, wellbeing, and morale.

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Enabling digital access

Using new ways to deliver care to ensure patient and staff safety has required teams to adopt new technologies at pace.

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Do you have more examples you'd like us to share?

Please email us your suggestions at