Guidance to support care providers in completing the data security and protection toolkit
We have compiled sector-led guidance for information governance and cyber security, specifically tailored to be accessible for care providers. This guidance is intended to be used by care providers to support them in completing the Data security and protection toolkit. Completion of the Data Security and Protection Toolkit enables access to NHSmail, a national health and care email system enabling secure information sharing.
Information standard to support assessment discharge and withdrawal notices between hospitals and adult social care
The assessment, discharge and withdrawal notices between hospitals and social services information standard is designed to increase efficiency of the acute to social care discharge process. It helps to standardise data being sent from a hospital to a local authority's adult social care department when a safe discharge requires a social care assessment.
Assessment discharge withdrawal
This project is providing funding in 2018/19 for local authorities to digitise statutory elements of the discharge process between health and social care, to improve efficiency and reduce delays in transfers of care. They are doing this using existing NHS Digital infrastructure and the published information standard to support assessment discharge and withdrawal notices.
Social care digital innovation programme
Run by NHS Digital in partnership with the Local Government Association, the social care digital innovation programme provides funding for local authorities to support innovative uses of digital technology in the design and delivery of adult social care.
Machine learning/predictive analytic data use for adult social care early intervention and prevention
This grant award is for care providers and research organisations to explore and demonstrate the use of predictive analytics to predict or prevent long-term social care need.
“Predictive analytics is a form of advanced analytics that uses both new and historical data to forecast activity, behavior and trends. It involves applying statistical analysis techniques, analytical queries and automated machine learning algorithms to data sets to create predictive models on the likelihood of a particular event happening in the future. Predictive analytics does not tell you what will happen in the future. It forecasts what might happen in the future with an acceptable level of reliability and includes what-if scenarios and risk assessment.”
Digital social care demonstrators of health information into adult social care
This funding supports local authorities, social care providers and health partners to transfer information from clinical into social care settings, using existing or new digital products and services. It is intended to improve care and support for people needing social care services through better information sharing.
Digital social care demonstrators of adult social care information into health
This grant provides local authorities, social care providers and health partners with the means to improve the digital flow of information from adult social care into health settings.