Currently, as it stands, the NHS Transformation Directorate (previously NHSX) is providing funding to support the digitisation of social care. The funding is to trial digital social care technology with integrated digital care systems, including:
So far, 13 ICSs (integrated care systems) have received social care funding, with 30% of social care providers partially digitised (using digital care records) and 30% still using paper-based systems.
The NHS Transformation Directorate aims to significantly increase digitisation in social care by supporting the adoption of digital care systems. Digital care systems promote change, and when used by care providers, they can help people live healthy, happy, fulfilled lives.
For example, using digital care systems: