We’re excited to be working with Government Computing on Health and Social Care Week, starting today. The Executive Briefing Programme’s research across the sector has highlighted a need to work together for positive change in the NHS and social care system. By working with Government Computing we aim to promote a delivery-focused conversation about change that technology can help to stimulate.

Evidence shows that progress comes fastest when digital and IT leaders work together across health and social care to unlock legacy blockers that lie in outdated culture, processes and technologies with the goal of achieving better clinical outcomes for people and communities.

Of course this is hard – and ultimately, successful digital based integrated care will be more about leadership, culture and politics than technology, systems and automation.

Having investigated the issues around health and social care integration for the two Eduserv Local Government Briefing Programme reports, it is clear that in different parts of the UK we are already making progress towards this vision of digitally-enabled integrated care. Working with Government Computing enables us to share those success stories more widely and continue the conversation.

The first article ‘Health and social care: how technology should stimulate fundamental change, from Jos Creese our principal analyst, has been published, and you can expect to see two articles each day looking at different ways of delivering change.

We would like to thank the contributors to our reports and webinar, and in particular those who have submitted articles for Health and Social Care Week: Dylan Roberts, Dr. Amir Hannan, Jocelyn Palmer, Dr. Donal Collins, Karl Goatley and Dr. Tony Shannon.


The Eduserv Executive Briefing Programme has published two in-depth reports on the challenges of health and social care integration.

Health and Social care Integration (Part 1) – Confronting the Challenges

Health and Social care Integration (Part 2) - The Potential of Digital

About the author

Natasha Veenendaal

Natasha runs Eduserv's Local Government Executive Briefing programme. Working closely with Jos Creese, Principal Analyst, and the steering group of senior local government leaders, she aims to increase sector-wide understanding of the benefits of cloud computing and broader digital initiatives. This includes working on research reports, conducting interviews, putting together events and engaging with industry figures at events and through social media. Before Eduserv, she spent 14 years working for international publishing and events businesses. First in the financial sector with 9 years at Euromoney, including a two year secondment in Hong Kong, and more recently 5 years in digital, delivering conference agendas on topics such as app development, enterprise mobility, cloud, and digital marketing.

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