BCA Support - Digital

Bradford Care Association is helping local care providers to evaluate and improve their data and cyber security. As a care provider, you know how important it is to have access to good information about the people you support and your staff. In order to store and share that information safely, you need to be confident that your paper and digital records are secure.

DSPT - Better security, better care. Digital Social Care.

DSPT

Free local support for care providers on data and cyber security.

We have been awarded a grant to support local care providers on their data security journey as part of the national Better Security, Better Care programme.

The programme will help you to evaluate and improve your data and cyber security. This means you can reassure the people you support and their families, your staff, commissioners, regulators, and health and care partners, that you are following good practice – and meeting legal and regulatory requirements.

The programme will help you to evaluate and improve your data and cyber security. This means you can reassure the people you support and their families, your staff, commissioners, regulators, and health and care partners, that you are following good practice – and meeting legal and regulatory requirements.

Our main focus is to help you to understand the importance of data and cyber security, and complete an annual, online self-assessment using the national Security and protection Toolkit (DSPT).

We can help support you to complete and publish the DSPT through 1 to 1 virtual meetings, webinars, templates, guides, and workbooks. It doesn’t take long and with our support you can demonstrate to CQC, families, the people you support and GP’s that you’re GDPR compliant.

To find out more about the DSPT and find out how you can get started today – please email admin@bradfordcareassociation.org.

Digital Social Care Records

Digital Transformation Grants of up to £7,000 are available to support care providers in Bradford District & Craven to transfer to Digital Social Care Records.

The Bradford Care Association (BCA) is leading in engaging and supporting care providers in Bradford & Craven to implement Digital Social Care Record (DSCR) systems/care planning software.

A Digital Social Care Record (DSCR) allows the digital recording of care information and care received by an individual, within a social care setting, replacing traditional paper record care plans.DSCRs are person-centred and enable data to be shared securely and in real-time with authorised individuals across your organisation.

Under the digital social care record grant, there is funding up to £7,000 for the purchase of systems and devices, set up costs, initial staff training, data input from paper records into the system and potentially minor infrastructure upgrades needed to host the new system.

Digital transformation can dramatically improve the quality and safety of care, with improved communication via realtime data being shared across your staff teams. This frees up time spent on administrative tasks and ensures that people receive the right care, at the right time, and the right people have access to the information they need.

Any adult social care provider operating within Bradford District Council can apply for the initiative providing you meet the criteria set out below:

  • You are a CQC registered Care Home or Domiciliary Care Provider.
  • Currently using paper to record care activities.
  • A commitment to share any learning with other care providers.
  • Have an active NHSmail @nhs.net or @gov.uk account or an accredited email conforming to DCB 1596, or a plan to develop this.
  • DSPT standards met or evidence of working towards standards met.
  • A commitment to implementing a Digital Social Care Record and embedding it as part of your service.
  • Wi-Fi connectivity is required.
Applications are now live and must be received by Bradford Council by March 2024. Email admin@bradfordcareassociation.org for more information and formally apply.

System Partners

The Care Workers' CharityCare Association Alliance Yorkshire & the HumberDigital Social CareSkills for CareBradford District and Craven Health and Care PartnershipCity of Bradford Metropolitan District Council.