Press Release

9th May 2017

New crowdsourcing platform launched

Future Care Capital (FCC) has launched it’s online crowdsourcing platform to gauge the public’s view on health and care.

The launch of FCC’s crowdsourcing platform coincides with the publication of a set of questions about health and care data.

Data can improve health and care outcomes when you or your family give permission for it to be shared with and used by others. It can:

  • Help you to keep fit and manage any health conditions or care needs you might have;
  • inform research into particular diseases and the development of new treatments;
  • help you to look after your family and friends;
  • enable health and care professionals to design, provide and monitor high quality services in hospitals, homes and communities; and
  • provide an evidence base for policy makers responsible for health and care in Government.

FCC is keen to explore new approaches to health and care data management that are capable of addressing people’s concerns about privacy, security and the exploitation of data for financial gain, whilst maximising the scope for it to serve the ‘greater good’. The charity is, therefore, seeking to understand public attitudes toward the sharing and third party use of health and care data in more depth.

We will publish a summary of the feedback we receive and aim to publish a companion report about the future of health and care data in the summer.

This is an opportunity for the public to share their views about health and care. FCC believes everyone’s voice should be heard when designing the future of such important services.

Joel Charles, Deputy Chief Executive of Future Care Capital, said:

“Our crowdsourcing platform is a grassroots initiative aimed at including the public in the design of new health and care policy. The latest set of questions on our platform focus on health and care data. By promoting public priorities, we want to help shape better ways of using data to respond to increasing pressures across health and care services. We also recognise genuine concerns that surround the use of personal data so we plan to put together recommendations that balance privacy and the need to deliver better health and care outcomes. This is a unique opportunity for the public to have their say and influence real change.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors

Press contacts

For all press enquiries, please contact Joel Charles, FCC Deputy Chief Executive, at [email protected].

About Future Care Capital (FCC)

FCC is a charity, emerging from the sale of the awarding organisation, the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education (CACHE), in September 2015.

Beginning life as the National Nursery Examination Board (NNEB) in 1945, the charity has evolved throughout its 70-year history and continues to have the Queen as its Patron.

Following the sale of its awarding organisation business and assets (including the CACHE and NNEB brands) the charity is ready to embark on its next chapter.

The Trustees have developed a detailed Strategy for the future direction of the charity and have recently approved the 10-year Business Plan. The Trustees have identified the following vision, goals and aspirations that follow on from the Charity’s objects:

Charitable Objects: To promote education, training, quality and standards in care, health and education and allied disciplines.

Vision Statement: The charity will be known for being the leading independent voice for applying evidence that will advocate for and deliver a step change in health and care, including the advancement of quality and standards as well as education and training for allied professions as a sustainable charity.

Mission: Engage, educate and involve all generations in the development and delivery of unified health and care provision.

Key Beneficiaries: Those in receipt of care.

Key Goals and Aspirations:

  • Be recognised as a leading advocate and thought leader;
  • to deliver a step change in the advancement of quality and standards, education and training in care and health and allied professions; and
  • sustainably grow impact.

The charity will adopt an agile approach to delivery underpinned by an enabling internal culture and supporting systems that reflect its core values of empathy, diversity, openness and professionalism.

The charity’s core offerings will be delivered through two collaborative but independent delivery vehicles:

Evidence based Advocacy – developing new policy propositions and solutions supported by evidence-based research, stimulating debate and innovation through events, publications, projects and discussions with diverse stakeholders including the general public.

Social Impact Investment Fund – an investment fund managed by the charity to invest in sustainable social enterprises through an Innovation Fund, which support better quality and standards of services in the care, health and related education and training, which will generate a commercial return for the charity, supported by a ‘collaborative hub’ with the charity at its centre, facilitating knowledge sharing, supporting innovation and best practice, and gathering evidence and insights to feed into the charity’s Advocacy operations.

Legally structured as a charity, FCC intends to operate as a dynamic, agile and commercially aware organisation: a true social enterprise.

 

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