8 March 2022 – Adult Social Care Technology Review

Past Event

The future of technology innovation in adult social care: taking forward recommendations from the Adult Social Care Technology Review

Tuesday 8th March 2022, 15:00-17:00

The review was commissioned by NHSX* and led by Ipsos MORI and the Institute of Public Care. Future Care Capital is hosting this event on behalf of the NHS Transformation Directorate.

In December last year the government set out its vision for digital transformation of the social care sector when it published the White Paper: People at the Heart of Care.

The Adult Social Care Technology Review  (in parallel with the Adult Social Care Digital Skills Review) is the starting point in delivering on this vision for digital transformation. It examined current use and effectiveness of digital technology in adult social care,   as well as considering the barriers and enablers to scaling digital technology and highlighted potential uses for digital technology in the future.

This panel event will provide insights and advice on digital transformation at all stages, relevant to: commissioners, social care digital leads, care technology developers, suppliers and service providers. Attendees will have the chance to learn about and share their views on the technology review recommendations, and be part of the ongoing conversations to support effective digital transformation.

The event will provide an opportunity to:

  • Hear from those who conducted the review to understand the findings and recommendations
  • Learn from practical examples of digital transformation, implementation and change management in action
  • Have the opportunity to share your views on the review recommendations, and how government, social care and technology partners should work together to support innovative use of digital technology now and in the future.

Who should attend?

  • ICS/ local authority/ NHS commissioners and transformation leads
  • Digital, quality or compliance leads within care providers
  • Care technology developers, suppliers and service providers

About the Adult Social Care Technology Review

There are numerous examples of how digital technology can help care providers to achieve improved outcomes for people who draw on care support, as well as freeing up more staff time for care. To develop a more comprehensive evidence-base on the benefits of social care digital transformation, Ipsos MORI and IPC were commissioned to conduct a review of technology innovation in the sector, alongside a parallel review on the digital skills of the adult social care workforce with Skills for Care. Groups including care providers and social care professionals, people who draw on care and support and their carers, local authorities and technology companies were consulted as part of the research.

The review findings demonstrate the potential of digital technologies to help improve social care delivery and uncover barriers to and enablers of technology adoption.

To help the sector to make best use of technology, the review outlines recommendations which government, working in partnership with care providers, the adult social care workforce, people who need care and support, local authorities, and technology suppliers, will take forward.

Recommendations from the Technology Review can be found in the review executive summary, with further information in the full review report. Case studies, infographics and research materials are also available on the Ipsos MORI website.

*NHSX is now part of the NHS Transformation Directorate.