A plan for digital health and social care

Dep for health and social care

Published by The Department of Health and Social Care, the plan for digital health and social care sets out a vision for a digitally enabled health and social care system and how we can achieve it – it collates existing digital strategies, plans and guidance into one single action plan.

It is aimed at health and social care leaders across the system, and industry partners to help them plan for the future.

In the document, they:

  • make clear our priorities for digital transformation
  • begin to set out the support that will be available to local systems to enable the changes that are needed

Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care said:

“This plan sets out that health and social care will be delivered in a fundamentally different way, taking forward what we have learned from the pandemic, and from tech pioneers across the world. The aim is something that we can all get behind: a health and social care system that will be much faster and more effective, and deliver more personalised care.”

One of the stated aims is to support independent healthy lives by increasing digital connection and providing more personalised care to support people to monitor and better manage their long-term health conditions in their own homes, enabling them to live well and independently for longer.