Every month, we will delve into the latest digital health and care news updates from across the UK. This month brings updates from The Professional Record Standards Body, Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network and Digital Health.
The Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) has published a report that extends the use of its shared care record standards to five community settings: pharmacy, optometry, dentistry, ambulance and community services.
From Digital Health: PRSB publishes extension of shared care record standards.
Channel 3 Senior Consultant, Mark O’Connor, explored why data analysis is key to addressing health inequalities. We must now ask how that data can be used, and what does its use look like in practice? He explains how local health profiles can provide the context needed to address gaps in service provision.
The Department for Health and Social Care has confirmed that it is investing in ‘turbo-charging’ research into how health inequalities are affecting local authorities.
From Public Sector Executive: Investment for local authorities to combat health inequalities.
Further reading: Channel 3’s Mark O’Connor explains how to make a lasting beneficial impact within communities by understanding the correlation between data and how trends play into the broader context of health inequalities. Read Core20PLUS5 – why ICSs need to implement a data-first approach to narrow the health inequality gap.
The Children’s social care innovation programme (CSCIP) was launched in 2014 to test and share effective ways of supporting vulnerable children and young people who need help from children’s social care services. The programme has supported 94 projects through £200 million of investment.
Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network’s has launched the latest edition of its digital health accelerator programme, Propel@YH.
From Digital Health: Yorkshire and Humber AHSN announce cohorts for Accelerator programme.
Channel 3 is delighted to present Channel 3 Consulting’s first environment and social impact report. This report establishes a baseline of where Channel 3 is now and sets out ambitious targets as we progress on our journey to create a better workplace for our employees and deliver our social and environmental goals.
From Channel 3: Environmental and social impact report from Channel 3 Consulting.
The NHS is to embark upon a programme through which it hopes to improve its use of digital technology and data in order to close the “historic treatment gap in mental health provision”.
From Public Technology.net: Mental health: NHS looks to digital and data to close ‘historic treatment gap’.