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Digital Social Care is a partnership project between members of the Care Provider Alliance, Skills for Care and NHS Digital. Funded until March 2021, the project aims to support social care providers with technology, data protection and appropriate information sharing with health and local authority partners.
There are 1.47 million people working in adult social care in England, working in approximately 25,000 services. Digital Social Care will be working to better understand the digital maturity of this important sector. This will be done by developing a self-assessment tool for social care employers to measure their organisation’s digital maturity.
As well as supporting the uptake of existing national IT solutions such as the Data Security and Protection Toolkit and NHSmail, the project will develop a set of core requirements to support social care providers in choosing IT suppliers.
Ransomware Attacks – what they are and how to combat them 03.11.2020
There is an increasing wave of ransomware attacks happening against healthcare companies in the US and also increasing reports of this in UK businesses. Digital Social Care has drafted guidance on what ransomware is and what to do if your organisation experiences a ransomware attack.
Update on the Data Security & Protection Toolkit (DSPT) An update on the Data Security & Protection Toolkit (DSPT) has been published on the Digital Social Care website.
8th September 2020 Matthew Gould, CEO NHSX with intro by Sophie Chester-Glyn of Co-produce Care and the Manor Community
16 June: 1330-1500 Care England Digital Special interest Group: Nathan Downing of the TSA (https://www.tsa-voice.org.uk/) Connectivity of systems: how to realize the full benefit from new ways of working?
30 June: 1330-1500 Care England Digital Special interest Group: Elina Naydenova Founder/CEO Feebris “The role of remote monitoring in an integrated health and care system”
14 July: 1100-1230: Care England Digital Special interest Group: Stephen Dorrell, former minister of Health, The Future of the health and care systems (title to be finalised
Care England Digital Special interest Group: Nathan Downing and Alyson Scurfield of TSA (https://www.tsa-voice.org.uk/) Connectivity of systems: how to realize the full benefit from new ways of working. webinar slides