National report calls for public sector leaders to maximise digital outcomes

This new report from the Good Governance Institute (GGI) and Legrand Assisted Living and Healthcare calls for immediate action to embrace digital solutions, building on a programme of research and engagement with senior leaders from the health, care, and housing sectors. There is growing recognition that the public sector improvements we need cannot be delivered simply by delivering services in the same way, or even by becoming more efficient. New systems approaches are required in order to achieve improved health and wellbeing outcomes for communities throughout the UK.

The report calls for Board members to adapt the digital strategic direction of their organisations, working in collaboration with diverse partners from across sectors to form new alliances. Unleashing the Digital Premium refers to the potential that digital technology has to deliver these improved outcomes through more cost effective, efficient and reliable services, and by supporting greater independence for individuals and their families.

The Digital Premium is a fundamental enabler of national policy across the NHS and Local Government, including greater prevention of ill health, offering more flexibility in the delivery of services, and supporting individuals to live independently for longer. The report identifies barriers and opportunities facing Board members in order to make the digital premium a reality, including;

  • a sufficient focus on improving outcomes for communities
  • the collection of data and how it is shared with partners
  • access to relevant expertise
  • diverse stakeholder engagement in developing and delivering digital strategy
     

The Unleashing the Digital Premium report is being launched at the House of Lords on Tuesday 25th February 2020. GGI and Legrand Assisted Living and Healthcare are seeking further views and perspectives in response to the report and will be hosting future events to continue discussion on this important topic for the future of the public sector.  Get involved by contacting info@good-governance.org.uk  or hello@legrand.co.uk and engaging with #DigitalPremium on social media to share your views and experience.

About Legrand ALH

Legrand are global experts in electrical and digital building infrastructures, with a presence in over 90 countries. The Assisted Living & Healthcare business unit specialises in creating innovative technology based care solutions for health, housing and social care sectors through our brands Tynetec, Jontek and Aid Call.

In this day and age, we’re all living longer and as a consequence, the care and health services we rely upon need to change in order to support more effectively, those who are vulnerable or at risk.

Tynetec’s digitally enabled at-home alarms and telecare devices work seamlessly together to empower individuals in their own homes. Our grouped living and access control systems are designed to ensure that local authorities and housing associations have flexible future proofed support for their residents. And we also offer a true digital end to end solution with our Answerlink monitoring and response center software.

Aidcall has been a leading manufacturer of wireless nurse call technology for over 40 years, Aid Call’s wireless nurse call solution greatly reduces installation cost and minimises disruption. Wireless configuration offers complete flexibility and mobility, which makes our system infinitely changeable and expandable, allowing for the constant ability to deal with ever changing priorities and demands.

About the Good Governance Institute (GGI)

Identified by the Financial Times as one of the top 20 consultancies operating in the public sector, GGI brings a decade of experience working with leaders on the broad canvas of governance. GGI’s reputation as thought-leaders working to review and develop Boards and Governing Bodies places the organisation as a recognised partner across health, social care, education, local government, and the charitable and corporate sectors.

GGI's value lies not only in a detailed understanding and expertise in relation to the challenges and opportunities faced by Board members, but also in the ability to bring issues of governance to life through delivering support in strategy, leadership, engagement, and organisational development.

The full report can be downloaded from the GGI website or Legrand ALH website from Wednesday 26th February.

Find the report here.

Find the report here.

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