The Digital Social Care Programmes and Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland (CCPS) partners, Megan Williams and Simon Webster, supported by their colleague Marcia Geiger, provide a vital link with their member organisations in third sector social care.
Their current focus is on:
Supporting co-production of data and digital developments for the National Care Service, social care reform, and the delivery of the national data strategy for health and social care.
Making data meaningful for third sector social care providers and national partners.
Supporting the mainstreaming of digital approaches in social care, including sustainability.
Supporting our member organisations to develop the social care workforce with digital skills.
CCPS is working with Scottish Government Digital Health and Care and Social Care and NCS Service Development Directorates to develop a proposal to test interim resilience measures and indicators within the third sector during surge pressures Winter 2023-4. This includes the co-design of measures and the collection of some initial data.
Alongside this, we are continuing with our Digital Programme for member organisations, including a Digifest satellite session, representation of the sector on various national working groups, a meeting of our Digital Committee, and organisation of a Digital Learning Seminar in response to members’ priorities.
Opportunities and risks in integrating social care data and health data
Tuesday 5 December 13:00 - 14:30
Virtual - Register
Scottish Government published its first health and social care data strategy this year. Is it desirable and possible to fully integrate data from health services with data from social care services? This discussion will consider the distinct purposes of social care and health care, and the extent to which these purposes overlap, from the perspectives of not-for-profit service providers and of academic researchers. Speakers will consider the forces which are shaping the development of approaches to health and social care data integration in the UK; similarities and differences in how data use is managed and is being developed in health services and social care services in the UK; and how Scotland can develop approaches to integration which respect the unique contributions of social care services and health services