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Digital Transformation of the NHS

Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has submitted evidence to the Public Accounts Committee’s inquiry into digital transformation of the NHS.

Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, says:

“The premise that NHSX has been slow in defining its role and purpose is true, however it is now starting to define very clearly the way it can transform health and social care in England. The focus on Joining up Care via digital integration is to be applauded, and even more welcome is the fact that NHSX is ready to put funding in place to realise this goal”.

On Thursday the Public Accounts Committee will hear evidence from David Williams, Second Permanent Secretary at DHSC, Matthew Gould, CEO at NHSX and Sarah Wilkinson CEO at NHS Digital. It will investigate how the NHS is renewing its efforts to transform patient services by making use of modern technology and systems https://committees.parliament.uk/work/479/digital-transformation-in-the-...

Daniel Casson, Digital Executive, Care England says:

“Digital Social Care & Care England are of the view that there is great potential in integrating care and data systems by setting operability standards without imposing one size fits all solutions”.

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Notes to editors:

  1. Care England is the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care
  2. Care England works to ensure that care services are commissioned fairly, efficiently and on a properly funded basis, to meet the true costs of providing quality care. Care England analysis indicates that where known around one in five councils (20%) did not increase their base rates for either residential or nursing home placements in 2018/19, despite rising inflation and increased workforce costs.
  3. For Care England press enquiries related to this release, please contact Antonella Corby (020) 7492 4843 or email acorby@careengland.org.uk 
  4. @CareEngland & @CareEngDigital