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Disruptive Social Care News and Innovation Video Podcast 20 now online!

Welcome to our twentieth Podcast , we hope that you enjoy it!

Reblogged from the Disruptive Social Care website

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Shownotes

Citizen 2013 June 13th London provided the opportunity for a stimulating and provocative discussion about digital engagement and government service in 2013. https://twitter.com/CareQualityComm has over 21,000 followers but only actually follows 215 people. http://citizen-2012.org/

The Kings Fund International Congress on Telehealth and Telecare 2013
http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/events/third-annual-international-congress-telehealth-and-telecare

Challenging comments from George Crooks @NHS24 “if you always do things the same way and never redesign services then #telehealth will always cost more” and “tech is potential disruptor, but service redesign is key. The workforce are trying to work round deficiencies in the current structures which include blocking staff from using social media”.

Panel debate on the pros and cons of Telehealth and Telecare chaired by https://twitter.com/RoyLilley and including ttps://twitter.com/mellojonny

Kent Care in the Digital Age conference
https://shirleyayres.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/kentdigicare-a-milestone-for-connected-care/ #kentdigicare

Congratulations to Andrea Sutcliffe https://twitter.com/Crouchendtiger7 Chief Executive of the Social Care Institute for Excellence who has been appointed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as its first Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care.
Watch her on DSC Podcast 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAF4Q5qx8gs

Growing old (dis)gracefully: Choice for the late middle age
https://twitter.com/JohnW_Bromford
http://www.24dash.com/news/housing/2013-08-28-Opinion-Growing-old-dis-gracefully-Choice-for-the-late-middle-age?utm_content=bufferb78b0&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer

NHS re-organisation
Follow https://twitter.com/clarkmike
Subscribing to monthly eNewsletter http://www.telecarelin.org.uk/
An alternative guide to the new NHS in England by the Kings Fund
http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/projects/nhs-65/alternative-guide-new-nhs-england

Ermintrude2
https://twitter.com/Ermintrude2 has started writing again
Social Work Journal Club Chat
#swjcchat.
http://swjcchat.wordpress.com/2013/07/07/what-is-the-social-work-journal-club/

Health & Illness in a Connected World
Fascinating post about online peer support in the digital age
https://twitter.com/clarkmike
http://1.usa.gov/17MH9dJ

HealthyWalks
https://twitter.com/healthywalks network run by https://twitter.com/RamblersGB & https://twitter.com/macmillancancer

http://bit.ly/1f4yB4I Walking for Health
Free local easy walks
http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/

Systems Thinking for Girls
We recommend the writing of https://twitter.com/STforgirls who challenge every day management thinking and sexism.
http://systemsthinkingforgirls.com/

Challenges and opportunities of Digital Leadership
https://twitter.com/clarkmike
10 top tips asks whether a ‘digital’ leader any different from a ‘traditional’ leader.
https://shirleyayres.wordpress.com/2013/08/08/digital-leadership-10-top-tips-from-clarkmike/

Lessons in Digital Leadership (from South Korea and Uganda)
https://twitter.com/PaulBromford
http://paulbromford.wordpress.com/2013/08/08/lessons-in-digital-leadership-from-south-korea-and-uganda/

Three Ways To Get Cool Stuff Done Quickly At Work
https://twitter.com/HelReynolds
http://paulbromford.wordpress.com/2013/08/12/three-ways-to-get-cool-stuff-done-quickly-at-work/

Meet Helen Reynolds the #socialmedia guru who makes Monmouthshire rock
http://www.theguardian.com/local-government-network/2013/aug/23/social-media-monmouthshire?utm_source=buffer&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=buffercc007&utm_medium=twitter

The living map of ageing innovators
https://twitter.com/nesta_uk
provides a guide to some of the most exciting things happening in the world of ageing. http://ageinginnovators.org/

Living map of job innovators
https://twitter.com/nesta_uk
The most exciting things happening in the world of job creation and tackling worklessness.
http://jobsinnovators.org/

Nominet trust Social Tech, Social Change – seeks to inspire more entrepreneurs to develop new ventures using digital technology for social impact.
http://www.nominettrust.org.uk/what-we-support/our-investment-programmes/social-tech-social-change

The Digital Edge is an investment programme to fund innovative, tested ideas for using digital technology to improve young people’s economic and social participation.
http://www.nominettrust.org.uk/what-we-support/our-investment-programmes/digital-edge

The Life Transitions programme funds innovative ventures using digital technology to support people during periods of transition, such as moving in and out of employment, bereavement, or moving in and out of a healthcare environment.
http://www.nominettrust.org.uk/what-we-support/our-investment-programmes/life-transitions

Nominet Trust 100
http://www.nominettrust.org.uk/knowledge-centre/nominet-trust-100

Click Guide to Technology for Adult Care
https://shirleyayres.wordpress.com/2013/02/21/available-now-the-click-guide-to-digital-technology-for-adult-social-care/

Mindings Update
http://www.leightonbuzzardonline.co.uk/news/community/snap-up-a-place-in-this-trial-to-tackle-loneliness-1-5350730

Kickstarter “Be Natural”: Alice Guy-Blaché
The first female director in the motion-picture industry and is one of the first directors of fiction films.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/benatural/be-natural-the-untold-story-of-alice-guy-blache

Let Toys Be Toys
Campaign to stop retailers limiting children’s imaginations and interests by promoting some toys as only suitable for girls, and others only for boys.
http://www.lettoysbetoys.org.uk
Sign the petition!
https://www.change.org/petitions/toy-retailers-in-uk-and-ireland-stop-promoting-toys-as-only-for-boys-or-only-for-girls-2

Twitter Tips and The Art Of Tweeting: Do’s And Don’ts
https://twitter.com/ValaAfshar
http://www.informationweek.com/social-business/social_networking_consumer/the-art-of-tweeting-dos-and-donts/240157863?utm_source=buffer&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=bufferab9ff&utm_medium=twitter

UP-COMING MONTH

5 September
WonkComms: Rent-a-quote? Think tanks, media and strategy.
http://wonkcomms.net/2013/07/17/event-rent-a-quote-think-tanks-media-and-strategy/

5 September
Social Care Curry Club
https://socialcarecurryclub.wordpress.com/
https://twitter.com/SocialCareCurry
Started by https://twitter.com/Mattbowsher and supported by https://twitter.com/GeorgeJulian

September 10
World Health Organization and the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) will co-sponsor World Suicide Prevention Day
https://twitter.com/WHO
https://twitter.com/IASPinfo

#FOLLOW FRIDAY

@whatsthepont
http://whatsthepont.com/

@TryLife_tv
Online drama series
https://twitter.com/PaulRIrwin (Director)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTSa9HxxWLI&feature=youtu.be

@allyc375
“Health and social care hell raiser”

@LetToysBeToys
Campaign to stop retailers limiting children’s imaginations and interests by promoting some toys as only suitable for girls, and others only for boys.

 

Reflections on Digital Health Conference and Hack 2012

Leeds

I spent a couple of days last week in Leeds, attending the Digital Health Conference and Hack.  I wanted to fill in some initial reflections today and write more about some of the sessions I attended over the coming week.

The Conference

The first day – the ‘conference’ part – was put together with thought and care towards the participants with an excellent balance of speakers, workshops and opportunities to talk to one another (or ‘network’).  Having been to many conferences which have overdone the ‘being spoken to’ elements – particularly in a day – I was genuinely delighted by the opportunity to feedback.

For me, the most interesting aspect of the day was the other participants and attendees. There were people from across the health and social care sector, including users of services provided (although as was pointed out, we are all users to a degree), voluntary sector organisations, technology based companies, commercial organisations and people from national and local government.

One of the themes that jumped out at me most spectacularly was how much was gained by putting us all in a room together where otherwise we might have no opportunities to meet, to create a positive energy (tinged with scepticism of reality to a degree) about what is actually possible to ‘make things better’.

Whether it was a discussion about the Department of Health Information Strategy for Health and Social Care (which will be the subject of it’s own post later in the week!) or a closer look at the Department of Health ‘Maps and Apps’ project or a discussion with clinicians about the way they use social media or a look at the ‘Patient Opinion’ model for providing useful communication and feedback between users and services.

Both ‘Maps and Apps’ and ‘Patient Opinion’ will be moving into the Social Care space directly and for me, it was a useful chance to discuss and think more deeply about the ‘social care’ angle on these processes and how they might directly relate to the work I do clinically on a day to day basis.

The second part of the day revolved around planning, discussions and moving forward but it’s hard for me to get away from the realisation that the most important thing that I took away from the day was inspiration and connections.

I met some truly inspirational people (primarily Claire Jones, the organiser of this event) and had some intensely interesting conversations. I connected with people across the traditional hierarchical structures that we are sometimes constrained by as well as some of the traditional ‘silos’ of interest groups that can be seen to exist within health and social care more broadly.

The Hack

The Hack Day on Saturday was a chance to discuss in more detail some practical ideas and uses for technology at work. The group I worked in provided me with an enjoyable, engaging and thought-provoking discussions. We came from very different angles to look at the problems we faced in working/using/dealing with NHS and Social Care systems and how not only technology but better communication and relationships could solve them.

The projects that were presented at the end of the Hack Day were genuinely useful and provided a chance to see change in action. It isn’t just talk although it’s impossible to underestimate the possibilities of talk.

The Conclusions

My main lessons from the event:-

1) Moving away from top/down and bottom/up models of communication as the sole way of transmitting information and ideas. The real change comes from horizontal as well as vertical chains of discussion. Look at other sectors as well as those at all levels of our own.  How is agriculture managing this? What is education doing? We can get lost in our own world and of course, we need to look across health and social care. It’s a VERY big place. Many people who use and need our services to operate well can tell us best where we need to improve. Skills and knowledge is not a top down transfer.

2) Social Care is in genuine danger of being squeezed out in the ‘Health and Social Care’ debate and discussion. I was gently reminding some of the health people that we existed but I’d love to see more input from the sector and perhaps input more myself.

3) Social Media opens opportunities. I would never have come across this event without it. But sometimes, face to face meetings can reinforce ideas and relationships too.

4) Sometimes just sitting a few people together and talking about ‘making things better’ from completely different ‘starting points’ can be both inspirational and revolutionary. Let’s do more.

5)Leeds is an exciting and beautiful place. I want to move Winking smile

I hope to write more specifically over the week about the ‘Maps and Apps’ project and the Information Strategy for Health and Social Care but all in all, I can’t think of a more satisfying and reinvigorating weekend I’ve spent in a long, long time so can only thank Claire for doing rather than talking about doing.

These are the people who will change the world. Rather than talk about changing the world. Thank you, Claire. Thank you, Leeds. I’ll be back and in the meantime, I’ll be plotting, planning but most importantly, talking.

photo by Leah Makin Photography at Flickr