CQC play a mighty role in the life of any regulated care provider, so getting their views is always important and we are delighted to welcome CQC's Sue Burn and April Cole in our opening Keynote slot!
There are a number of key areas for use of technology in care situations including: Reaching the wider community; Enabling care users to maintain focus and contact, activities and games; Administration and management and Surveillance and tele-care. Between them April Cole and Sue Burn will be talking about how CQC view the use of technology in the these areas, what they see as good practice, how they see technology supporting the caring, management and assessment processes.
They are both well placed; Sue is the Inspections Manager in North Somerset and B&NES, and April is the Regulatory Policy Officer within the CQC Strategy & Intelligence Directorate with a career background that has covered many projects involving technology. The Q&A session will give you opportunities to discuss issues and ask questions.
To close the conference we are looking at information sharing between health and social care with Keith Strahan, Principal Lead in the Social Care Programme at NHS Digital.
Keith will be addressing how person led, integrated care can help all organisations focus on what is really important and join up health and social care in the process. While not promising to provide 'victory over all things technical', Keith will also provide updates about information sharing initiatives and highlight some of the opportunities that exist for social care providers.
Keith is well placed to address the conference; with a background as a registered social worker with experience in a range of settings, he understands the care context and also has huge experience of technology led projects. He was the first from Social Care to become a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics and in May 2018 was elected to the Faculty's Council. He is also a longstanding member of the Professional Records Standards Body (PRSB) representing social care. Keith has been led projects such as the Digital Care and Support Standard, Information Governance and Cyber security, NHSmail for care providers and is currently championing information sharing between health and care.
We also have a record number of stands at the Conference so make sure you arrive in plenty of time to browse and fortify yourself with tea or coffee.
The conference is next week! Make sure you book your place. Book Here
Also, please note slight change in running order, see below!
We will have to confirm numbers on Monday and will be sending out joining instructions at that point!
See you on the 15th May!