The Better Security, Better Care programme was established to provide freely-available support to adult social care providers in England to enable them to complete the Data Security and Protection Toolkit.
The programme, and the supports
national and local initiatives on data sharing, digital developments and cyber security.
At a local level, many CCGs, Integrated Care Systems, other NHS organisations and local councils are also supporting adult social care providers with the DSPT, and this will continue.
The Better Security, Better Care Local Support Partners is working with their local partners and networks to ensure that the support they offer fits in the best way locally.
The programme also includes NHS England & Improvement Regional Leads, Ageing Well Teams and the Association of Directors of Adult Services (ADASS).
The NHS England & Improvement regional leads are linking in to CCGs and Integrated Care Systems to ensure they are aware of the work with care providers.
ADASS is supporting with links to local councils. And the Local Government Association is providing guidance and support to commissioners on the DSPT.
At a national level, Digital Social Care links in with wider government projects.
Better Security, Better Care is led by a programme board whose members include: NHS England, the Local Government Association, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, and Digital Care Hub on behalf of care providers.
We are also running a series of time-limited projects focused on wider issues affecting care providers’ ability to engage with data and cyber security issues.
Local, regional or national organisations who would like to link to the Better Security, Better Care programme can contact:
View a recording and presentation from this webinar which considered how the Better Security, Better Care programme and the support: