Information on funding

The digitising social care fund
 

Driving Outstanding Care

Currently, as it stands, the NHS Transformation Directorate (previously NHSX) is providing funding of £8.2 million to support the digitisation of social care. The funding is to trial digital social care technology with integrated digital care systems, including:

  • Infrastructure to improve access to high-speed connectivity and devices for care providers
  • Fall prevention technologies that can reduce the frequency and severity of hospital admissions
  • Digital social care records (DSCR) to ensure data is captured at the point of care and can be shared between care settings

Currently, as it stands, the NHS Transformation Directorate (previously NHSX) is providing funding of £8.2 million 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 of up to £679,500, with 30% of social care providers partially digitised 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:

  • Reduces falls in care homes by 20% or more; these falls cost the NHS over £2 billion annually
  • Improve patient outcomes and lower healthcare costs while helping people monitor and manage chronic conditions
going digital

Digital Care Records

What you need to know about going digital

What you need to know

funding

Information on funding

paper vs digital

Digital vs paper

nhs assured suppliers list

Where to start

book a demo

Booking a demo

digital care management system