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Digitising Social Care

For our people – designed and developed with our people

Digitising Social Care is a national programme that’s all about helping adult social care providers get started or go further on their journey into digital ways of working.

Digital Social Care Records have been recommended, by the Department of Health & Social Care and the Care Quality Commission, for use by all adult social care providers.

NHS England funding has been made available to support providers with implementation. Locally, these funds are being coordinated by Digital Notts, the digital transformation team for the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICB.

The priorities for Digitising Social Care in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire are:

  • the increased uptake of Digital Social Care Records across the local care sector,
  • the wider use of sensor-based falls prevention and detection technology

The benefits of implementing a Digital Social Care Records include:

  • Reducing administration tasks enabling more time with the people being supported. 
  • Quicker access to people’s information and improved record keeping.
  • Significant business cost savings on printing and paper

Since July 2023, Digital Notts has supported 75 adult social care providers across the City and County. Grant contributions totally more £300,000 have helped providers from paper-based support plans to a Digital Social Care Records or to introduce sensor-based falls prevention and detection technology.

Upcoming Events

20th February 14:00-15:00 Caldicott Guardians – what do social care providers need to know? Tickets, Tue 20 Feb 2024 at 14:00 | Eventbrite​

27th February 15:00-16:00 Review and republish Data Security and Protection Toolkit for Social Care Tickets, Tue 27 Feb 2024 at 15:00 | Eventbrite

1st March at 10:00- 11:00
IT confidence- Strong passwords; 2 Factor Authentication; Phishing; Safe Use of Removable Media; Safe use of phones; Backups; Easily avoidable human errors leading to data breaches- Please email to book onto​

7th March 15:00-16:00 Mobile Device Management and Secure Destruction of Paper Records over Teams- Please email to book onto​

22nd March at 10:00- 11:00 NHS mail Information Session- Please email to book onto

If you or a family member receive social care support at home, please tell us about your experience of Digital Social Care Records.

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