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CASPA welcomes Government funding for Rapid Digitalisation of Social Care whilst it caustions against an NHS-Centric approach

The Care Software Providers Association (CASPA) is pleased that our education of policymakers on the benefits of digitalising social care has secured a continued commitment and funding from the Government to expedite adoption of care tech.

Digitalising social care provides benefits for all involved in the care cycle, improving outcomes for individuals, supporting a smooth transition between locations and enabling better oversight by regulators.

Whilst the increased focus and targets on digitalising social care by the Government is to be commended, it is, however, clear that there is still an NHS first approach, which risks the effectiveness of the implementation of these policies and could undermine the impact of the digital agenda. 

One of the key tenets of the joint Digital Social Care and CASPA “North Star” principles for digital implementation in social care is that the roll-out of digital systems should be inclusive of social care providers and the people receiving care in the decision-making process.

As the representatives of care technology suppliers for social care in the UK, CASPA is, therefore, continuing to work across Whitehall to make sure that social care is a central focus in policy and operational decisions on the roll-out of digital services. 

CASPA is a UK-based independent, not-for-profit association focused on maximising the use of digital technology to improve the quality of care in social care and has been instrumental in showcasing the electronic transfer of care information between social care and the NHS. CASPA strives to implement legislation and regulatory guidelines within the industry where such standards do not currently exist.

Membership is available to companies involved in the provision of software to the care sector. Members of CASPA benefit from having a central point of contact on issues facing the industry, and the association will represent members when bringing suggestions to the government and other industry bodies.

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