Government pledges £150m for digitisation of adult social care

Healthcare IT News reports that the Government has announced a £150 million pledge to drive greater adoption of technology and achieve widespread digitisation across adult social care in England, as part of a 10-year plan to reform the sector

The white paper, People at the Heart of Care, presented to Parliament by care minister Gillian Keegan MP (Con), sets out a vision for technology to support independent living and allow staff to provide focused care such as acoustic motion sensors.

It also pledges to ensure at least 80% of social care providers have a digitised care record that can connect to a shared care record in place by March 2024.

The Department of Health and Social Care will work with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the telecommunications industry to ensure home care providers have the necessary infrastructure to work digitally.

Workforce training also will be provided via a digital learning offer to build transferrable digital skills and provide practical guidance on using technology in all care settings.

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