The event, hosted by the Danish Ambassador to the UK, His Excellency Claus Grube, aimed to share best practice from Denmark and England, and discuss how care delivery has been transformed following the Danish Government’s decision to digitalise all government services, including in health and social care.
At the event, Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care for the Care Quality Commission (CQC), presented on what the CQC looks for when assessing providers and awarding ‘Outstanding’ care ratings.
She also took the opportunity to highlight the use of technology in some high-quality services, and called on more providers to embrace innovative digital technologies that enhance care delivery, achieve effective outcomes, and improve the independence of the people they support.
Expanding on the potential benefits of greater digitalisation of care services, Ms Sutcliffe also commented about the potential of digital integration between the care sector and the NHS, and noted that the sharing of medical information between health and care professionals, will improve care outcomes for individuals and may help to reduce their length of stay in hospital.
Attendees at the roundtable also had the opportunity to hear from Dr Shahzada Ahmed, a leading Consultant ENT Surgeon at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, and owner of Orton Manor Nursing Home– one of the first in the UK to fully embrace digital technologies to streamline and enhance care delivery.