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Linkage introduces new digital care management
The Nourish platform allows recording of data at the point of care, improving accuracy and saving carers time. These records are then kept in a secure and compliant manner. There will be much less paperwork which means its better for the environment.
We believe this change will support our mission to provide person-centered services that enable individuals to develop skills and behaviours to live independent lives. It fits well with our organisations' core values of independence, teamwork, respect and honesty. Because access to information is shared, it will help us show compliance with the highest industry standards and will alert us if someone needs have changed. Nourish will allow Linkage to demonstrate care quickly and easily for regulators including the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted).
The system is robust, and will even allow carers to enter data "offline", for example if you are not in a Wi-Fi area or if the local Wi-Fi goes down. The data will synchronise when you re-connect to the network. Our supplier, Nourish, has been approved by the NHS to provide digital social care records.
We'll be able to analyse the data and identify behavioural patterns or activities that can trigger incidents. This will enable us to make safer decisions on an individual basis and improve the lives of the people in our care.
Robbie Wright, Director of Care and Independence at Linkage says "we're looking forward to using this new digital care planning system as it will allow our carers to spend more time with our clients and reduce the burden of paper record keeping for them. We hope the data sharing will allow us to develop even closer links with families and other healthcare professionals and result in even better quality, personalised care and support throughout Linkage".
Linkage plan to introduce this gradually over the next 18 months, until all our care and support services are using the same system. Read more about Linkage https://www.linkage.org.uk/