Last month saw the publication by the Care Quality Commission of its major annual report, the State of Care. This comprehensive and detailed research takes the pulse of the nation’s health and social care sectors, outlining, amongst other things, how services have improved or deteriorated in terms of care quality.
Extensive research and investment is being carried out into the use of assistive technologies in social care.
Innovations range from socially assistive technology such as Amazon Alexa and Softbank Robotics’ Pepper robot, which is already being trialled at care facilities in the UK, to a growing array of physically assistive robotic systems.
The Care England Conference and Exhibition 2018 ‘Logging on’, will focus on the intelligent use of data and technology in the care sector and the ways in which it can further enhance the quality of care. The speaker programme for this prestigious event is now close to being finalised and will give delegates an opportunity to hear the views of an informed and influential speaker line-up.