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The Tech Collective


What is the Tech Collective?

The Tech Collective is a community of people passionate about campaigning for fair and equal access to diabetes technology across Scotland.   

Members of the Tech Collective take meaningful action to drive change. They share their stories of living with diabetes, drive social media campaigns, lobby MSPs, and conduct media interviews to make their voices heard.  

Tech Collective members are invited to online meetings to discuss access to tech with like-minded people, share ideas, and work with Diabetes Scotland to tell decision-makers that diabetes tech can’t wait.  

But we need more dedicated tech campaigners, from all walks of life and all across Scotland, to join our collective, so that together we can insist decision-makers go further and faster in rolling out life-changing diabetes tech. 

What are the Tech Collective's goals?

In March 2022, following a recommendation from the Scottish Health Technologies Group, the Scottish Government committed £14.6 million for NHS Boards to roll out hybrid closed-loop technologies, also known as an ‘artificial pancreas', across the country.  

The Tech Collective is campaigning for every health board in Scotland to commit to providing everyone living with type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes with fair and equal access to the life-changing tech they’re eligible for. 

Find out more about our Diabetes Tech Can’t Wait campaign.

How to get involved in the Tech Collective

Fill in our simple form to join, and we’ll be in touch soon to let you know what’s next.  

Join the Tech Collective

More ways to make your voice heard 

  • Sign up to our Diabetes Tech Can’t Wait campaign.  
  • Share, comment on or like our posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Join the Tech Collective Facebook Group and engage others in conversation.   
  • Join one of the Diabetes Research Steering Groups. You’ll join a group with clinicians and researchers to identify gaps and priorities in diabetes research and influence the commissioning of new research. 
  • Come along to the Diabetes Cross-Party Group at the Scottish Parliament. Everyone is welcome. You'll get a chance to share your experiences of diabetes care with MSPs, healthcare staff and key decision makers. 
  • Your local NHS Health Board is responsible for your quality of care. Find your local NHS Health Board on the NHS inform website. There may be consultations or news from your health board relevant to you. 

If you have any questions, please email

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