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Digital Social Care appoints The Access Group to its assured supplier list

Digital Social Care, the membership organisation tasked by NHS England to create and manage a list of assured suppliers who can help care home providers roll out a digital social care record (DSCR) by 2024, has appointed The Access Group to its roster.

The company’s care management solution, Access Care and Clinical (AC&C) has been assessed against NHS England’s criteria and accredited against their three key categories; core capabilities and standards; ongoing assurance to required standards; and local assurance.

The list, launched in April 2021 by the NHS Transformation Directorate, is intended to help providers navigate the supplier market and identify organisations and their digital social care record solutions that have already undergone comprehensive due diligence.

In turn, giving them peace of mind about the functionality and capability of the technology in achieving their digital goals, and making it quicker and easier to make purchasing decisions.

Steve Sawyer

Providers have the ability to filter suppliers based on their specific needs, to ensure they select the right care planning tools for them. And with AC&C tried and trusted by over 500 care providers, it’s well placed to help care homes meet the government’s ambition to digitise records by next year.

On the appointment, Steve Sawyer, managing director, Access Health, Support and Care said: “Care home providers can feel like they are facing a daunting task, navigating the supplier landscape and determining which solutions are best for them and their staff. The assured list is vital in streamlining this process, making it simpler, easier and more cost-effective for the individual provider to make decisions.

“As a leading provider of care management solutions across the UK, and one of the few assured suppliers on the list that offer solutions specifically tailored to residential care home providers, we’re delighted to be appointed and to have the opportunity to support care homes on their digital journey.”

Care providers can also benefit from central funding, via their Integrated Care System, to support their transition to digital health and care records if one of the assured suppliers is chosen from the list.

Further details on The Access Group and AC&C are included on the supplier assured list and can be found here.

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