Data protection and cyber security elearning for care workers
Date: Tuesday 12 December 2023
Vivaldi Social Care press release originally posted on the Outstanding Society website.
We are delighted to announce that after eighteen months of co-production, VIVALDI Social Care has gained ethical and governance approvals and secured funding from UKHSA to support the pilot.
VIVALDI Social Care is a dynamic research project led by social care, for social care. VIVALDI’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people living, visiting, and working in care homes while reducing the risk of infections and avoiding hospital admissions. We endeavour to achieve this by utilising existing data, with minimal input required from care home providers. Currently, over 800 care homes are onboarded, and it has received support from key sector stakeholders, including Professor Deborah Sturdy CBE from DHSC, Professor Ruth Endacott from NIHR and Care Rights UK.
VIVALDI was initially set up as a response to COVID, where UCL researchers worked with care providers and the Government to rapidly set up a study to find out how many residents and staff had been infected with COVID, and to learn how to protect staff and residents from infection, stop COVID spread, and save lives. VIVALDI Social Care can now continue to deliver positive outcomes for people in social care.
Katie Thorn of Digital Care Hub said:
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“The Vivaldi Social Care study is an amazing example of how high quality research, developed in partnership with residents, families, care professionals and academia, can achieve positive outcomes for everyone involved in the social care sector. The project’s strong approach to governance and transparency in how people’s data will be used is a blueprint for how sector-led research will be conducted in the future.”