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A Message from the National Social Care Digital team

In response to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, Digital Social Care are sharing information on how technology can be used to support staff and the people you support. This is happening in collaboration with

  • the Department of Health and Social Care
  • the NHS
  • the Local Government Association
  • Skills for Care

This information is available here:

The key messages so far are:

  • You do not need to complete the Data Security and Protection Toolkit to access NHSmail or do video calling. This will be reinstated after the pandemic is over.
  • There is a new quick process to give all adult social care providers free access to NHSmail and MS Teams.
  • All Care Homes have been asked by DHSC to start using Capacity Tracker as a priority.