New funding to digitise information flow between adult social care and health settings
Local authorities, residential and domiciliary adult social care providers, researchers, and academic organisations working in partnership with health organisations are being invited to apply for new funding to enable better sharing of social care and clinical information and data.
The NHS Digital funding, split into three streams, is designed to support integrated care and positive outcomes for people accessing social care and health services.
The first funding stream totals £1.1m for ‘demonstrator areas’ to adopt or develop digital products and services to transfer information from clinical into adult social care settings, with the aim of increasing the quality and efficiency of care.
The second funding stream for £233,000 is to investigate what information is currently flowing from adult social care into health systems and what more might be needed to improve joined up care.
The final funding stream of £250,000 is for local authorities and research organisations to explore and demonstrate the use of predictive analytics to prevent or predict long-term social care need. Funding recipients will also assess the ethical implications in relation to the use of predictive analytics in social care – for example how people’s privacy, confidentiality and human rights will be preserved.
Deadline for applications: 10am, Monday 2 July.