NHS Digital has commissioned a new sector-led service to support adult social care providers with emerging and existing technologies and their data protection responsibilities.
The project, led by The National Care Association, Care Provider Alliance and Skills for Care, will run until March 2021.
The organisations are now looking for 20 social care employers to form a ‘Special Interest Group’ to help steer this work.
In return, members will receive invitations to meetings with NHS and Department of Health and Social Care officials; have the opportunity implement systems under development by the NHS; receive priority support when piloting these systems; and have the opportunity to lead the journey in developing the sector’s digital roadmap.
Areas the group will explore include the development of a website for social care providers, focusing on supporting them with buying IT resources and secure email; telehealth and assistive technologies; data security and protection; developing standards for the IT supplier market; and access to the Summary Care Record and other electronic health records for social care providers.
Interested employers can click here to download an application form from the National Care Association website. The deadline is February 19.