The debate surrounding patient feedback prompted by the report from BBC Newsnight has reinforced for me the importance of an independent voice championing different ways of promoting new thinking about connected care across the care, health and housing sectors.
We started the Disruptive Social Care podcasts to showcase digital innovations and with thousands of downloads the popularity of the podcasts showed there was a market but sadly not the financial support or sponsorship to maintain our vision of connecting the worlds of care and technology innovation. I am proud of the platform we have created which has provided a voice especially for smaller and unique enterprises which are offering choices about how care and support can be provided differently in a digitally connected society.
I have to ask why so many care organisations still prefer to publish reports with few indications about their impact beyond publication rather than using digital technology to communicate and promote innovative thinking and debate ?
We plan to produce at least two podcasts this year. If you are an innovative organisation who want to explore how to communicate with a wider audience and use the power of digital engagement to build more connected communities do get in touch!
A big thank you to all of our guests on the Disruptive Social Care podcasts. A roll call of movers and shakers passionate about improving care, health and housing services and exploring the potential of digital technology: Dominic Campbell, Paul Taylor, Paul Burstow MP, Richard Humphries, Anthony Ribot, Mark Brown, Paul Hodgkin, Andrea Sutcliffe, Martyn Sibley, Murtz Abidi and Helen Keegan.
How to keep up to date with news. innovations and events in care – my online roladex system!
A great interview with Dominic Campbell inspirational founder of Future Gov that we did not want to edit it but decided to give it to you in two parts!
This show features an interview with the lovely Paul Taylor, Innovation Coach at Bromford Group.
Paul Burstow was our special 2012 Xmas guest on the Disruptive Social Care podcast. Paul is the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Sutton, Cheam and Worcester Park. Paul was appointed as Minister of State for Health (Care Services) in May 2010 and lost this position in the Cabinet reshuffle of September 2012. Paul chaired the Joint Committee on the Draft Care and Support Bill. Twitter: @PaulBurstow
Richard Humphries is a Senior Fellow at the King’s Fund. He leads on social care and work across the NHS and local government. He is a recognised national commentator and writer on social care reform, the funding of long-term care and the integration of health and social care. Twitter: @richardatkf
Antony Ribot is at the forefront of user-experience design, and founded the highly regarded “ideas lab” Ribot with his brother Jerome. Ribot created Threedom - the world’s simplest smartphone. Threedom is the first simple interface built to allow anyone to easily use a touchscreen mobile. Twitter: @RibotMaximus
Mark Brown has been described as one of the smartest thinkers in the worlds of social media and mental health. Mark edits One in Four, England’s only national mental health and wellbeing magazine written by people who experience mental health difficulties. Mark is a director of Social Spider a community interest company helping people to make change happen. Twitter: @markoneinfour
Paul Hodgkin is the founder and Chair of Patient Opinion and has now which was founded in 2005 and has grown to be the UK’s leading independent non-profit feedback platform for health services. Paul says his “eureka moment” about Patient Opinion came in 2004 while logged on to the buying and selling website eBay. Twitter @paulhodgkin
When we interviewed Andrea Sutcliffe she was the Chief Executive of the Social Care Institute for Excellence. She is now the Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at the Care Quality Commission. Twitter: @Crouchendtiger7
Martyn Sibley is a blogger, social entrepreneur, founder of the lifestyle magazine Disability Horizons and he creates Webinars, eCourses and eConferences. He works as a consultant on social media, new media and marketing. Martyn is disabled, and living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) which means that he can’t walk or lift anything heavier than a book. Twitter: @martynsibley
Murtz Abidi was one of the founders of the Casserole Club a food sharing network, bringing local communities together around home-cooked food. He has now moved on but it is good to see Casserole being adopted by a growing number of local authorities as a great way for communities to tackle social isolation. Twitter: @Casserole_Club
Helen Keegan is a specialist consultant in mobile marketing, advertising and media who develops mobile strategies and creates products and services. She produces the Heroes of the Mobile Screen conference and runs the mobile networking event Swedish Beers in London and Barcelona. Twitter: @technokitten
If you would like to discuss recording the Disruptive Social Care podcast at your event or conference contact Stu Arnott to discuss the cost and logistics.
YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/disruptivesocialcare