The government has committed over £3m in funding for four new projects developing digital technology intended to improve adult social care services. The projects aim to help people receiving social care be more independent and prevent avoidable hospital admissions. The project awards include £300,000 for an electronic records system to improve medication management, £1.2m to embed assistive technology in people’s homes to ease independent living, over £1m to trial sensors for monitoring people’s daily habits and £380,000 for a digital falls prevention programme for older people who receive care at home.
The Welsh government is providing innovation funding of £380,000 to support two projects that use technology to support the transformation of domiciliary care and help people remain in their own homes as long as possible.
The NHS Confederation has called for system leaders to take part in a joint research project to understand the opportunities and obstacles to developing at-scale preventative health and care in integrated care systems (ICSs).