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A Health and Care Digital Capabilities Framework

Name: A Health and Care Digital Capabilities Framework

Identifier: Not Applicable

Issuing Organisation: NHS

Country: United Kingdom

Language: English

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Availability: Free to Access

Type: Capabilities Framework

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Forward Review Date: Not known

Fields: Digital Health  Health and Wellbeing 

Intended Audiences: Third (Voluntary) Sector Bodies, Private Sector Bodies, Professional and Trade Bodies, and Governmental and Public Sector Bodies


Excellent digital capabilities are not just about technical skills but include a positive attitude towards technology and innovation and its potential to improve care and outcomes.

 The digital capability framework has been developed to support the improvement of the digital capabilities of everyone working in health and care. It is intended as a developmental and supportive tool that can empower and enable all staff.

 It is intended that anyone accessing the framework can be provided with guidance towards extending their digital capabilities to be able to provide better care in a complex, ever-changing digital world.

 This framework aims at empowering staff to only provide the best care to all if they can fully exploit the potential of digital and other technologies. It wants the health and social care workforce to be fully competent, confident and capable in the use of digital in the workplace in order to be able to provide that best care.


Relevance to Active and Healthy Ageing: Medium

Older Person Specific: No

Usage / Adoption status: Not known


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