Socitm publishes new guide to IT and digital opportunities in a rapidly changing health and social care landscape

26 Jan 2015 02:37 PM

Socitm has published a new guide to the information and technology  challenges and opportunities arising from recent and forthcoming changes in health and social care.

Redesigning health and social care is a 22 page document written for senior policy and decision-makers across these and related sectors. It provides a high-level, illustrated guide to recent and forthcoming reforms, including the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the Care Act 2014, and sets out some of the consequences, especially for IT and digital policy and activity.

The summary applies specifically to England in terms of the new legislation and policies, although the underlying issues relate to the whole of the UK.

The idea for the summary, and the material contained within it, have been inspired and developed from a series of conferences and workshops in Autumn 2014 managed by Socitm for the Department of Health and supported by ADASS.

Download the summary