If you fancy a 41-paragraph ramble through what telehealth is, and teleheath in Scotland in particular (and why it could be a world leader if it were not for the lack of understanding of the non-clinical benefits by clinicians and the lack of incentives for health boards to adopt it), then Caring for the Silver Tsunami, by Professor Jim Ferguson is for you.
In this editor’s opinion neither the article nor the prescription for improvement by the Scottish Centre for Telehealth/NHS24 (for whom Professor Ferguson is the clinical lead) are going to improve the situation of which he complains. Moreover, the references to a ‘silver tsumami’ sank like a stone with me – yes, I did read it to the end – the use of that phrase is inappropriate and patronising. Ed. Steve.