With huge cuts to budgets still looming on the horizon for local authorities, the need for efficiency and innovation has never been greater. Technology can play a transformative role in this story.
Nowhere is this more true than in adult social care. An ageing population and increasingly limited resources mean that the case for better integrated working between health and social care has been almost universally accepted.
But what does this integration look like on the ground and how can we make it happen?
Earlier this year, the LGiU and HP held a high level roundtable in North Tyneside to discuss the use of technology to promote seamless, joined up services for individuals. Hosted by North Tyneside’s Deputy Chief Executive Paul Hanson, the discussion centred on two main questions.
- What does health and social care integration look like in the North-East? What progress has been made and what are the challenges?
- How can technology enabled integrated working in ways that were not possible before?
The notes from this event can be found here.
Watch this space for information about further events.