Carebeans Care Software

Summary

"Carebeans is a contemporary, innovative software company based in the UK.

Our ethos is to design, build, supply and support comprehensive care planning and management software with mobile applications for the UK social care sector that are comprehensive and compliant, whilst being simple and intuitive to use."

Contact details

Email: jeremy@carebeans.co.uk; carl@carebeans.co.uk

Phone: 01925 386802

Information about this solution

"Our software has been designed from the ground up to fulfil the care planning and care management needs of care homes, domiciliary/home care, independent / supported living, autism, mental health and learning disability providers.

We have additional modules can be deployed independently or as an integral part of the care planning and management system.

Our software provides end-to-end care planning and management under a single system in line with our business strategy to facilitate the improvement of care outcomes and reducing the need for care providers to procure solutions from multiple suppliers to run their businesses."

About the supplier

Carebeans

"Carebeans is a contemporary, innovative software company based in the UK.

Our ethos is to design, build, supply and support comprehensive care planning and management software with mobile applications for the UK social care sector that are comprehensive and compliant, whilst being simple and intuitive to use."

This solution has been assured for use in:

  • domiciliary care such as home care and live in care
  • extra care services
  • supported living services
  • shared lives
  • care home services without nursing such as residential homes, rest homes, convalescent homes, respite care, mental health crisis houses, therapeutic communities
  • care home services with nursing such as nursing homes, convalescent homes with nursing, respite care with nursing, mental health crisis house with nursing.

This solution has the following features:

  • risk assessments

All solutions on the Assured Solution List offer the core capabilities that social care providers need from a digital social care record (downloads in a spreadsheet). 

This solution also offers the capability to:

  • a social care provider to add to assessment templates / pre built care plans
  • measure progress against a target outcome / goal for the individual receiving care
  • use body maps to capture treatment information
  • store video information about the care provided
  • store photographic information about the care provided
  • provide access to required information about an individual even when offline
  • automatically update changes to an individual’s care record / plan / tasks when a user goes back online
  • record information about the skills, experience and training of staff
  • enable a social care provider to define a template list of the skills, experience and training of their staff
  • a care worker to view care recipient generated information related to specific tasks
  • send notifications / messages to other care workers
  • authorised third parties (including family members) to view care plans and records, including ones they did not create
  • provide access to Electronic Medications Administration and Recording systems (either natively or through integration with a third party solution)
  • electronically transfer key information for emergency hospital admissions in a format that is compliant with standards
  • capture hospital discharge information in a format that is compliant with standards
  • social care providers to build, save and amend their own summary reports for individual recipients of care.
  • social care providers to build, save and amend their own summary reports at a site and service level.
  • provide reports, which can be adapted by a social care provider (for example by changing data fields that are included), that aggregate the specific care needs of individuals in comparison to the skills and capacity of staff to enable effective resourcing
  • provide reports, which can be adapted by a social care provider (for example by changing data fields that are included), that show how much time and / or resources have been allocated delivering care to enable business management

Standards describe the technical specification or operating conditions which represent best practice for digital social care record solutions.  These standards must be fully met by all solutions on the Assured Solution List within an agreed timeframe.

Standard

Description

Status

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Ensures that solutions are supported by robust business continuity plans and disaster recovery measures.

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Compliant

Clinical Safety

Supports the management of clinical risk and patient/service user safety.

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Working toward compliance

Commercial

Underpins all commercial activity relating to the Buying Catalogue by defining rules governing commercial relationships and setting out standards of behaviour.

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Compliant

Data Migration

Supports the safe and effective migration of data if a buyer changes from one solution to another.

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Compliant

Data Standards

Defines detailed technical standards for the storage, management and organisation of data and specifies standardised reference data, terminology and codes.

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Compliant

About Me Standard (PRSB)

Supports sharing important details about a person and how they want to receive care. This standard is a requirement under Data Standards.

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Compliant

Personalised Care and Support Plan Standard (PRSB)

Enables the right information for people to manage their own care. This standard is a requirement under Data Standards.

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Compliant

Hosting and Infrastructure

Supports best practices for infrastructure and hosting of systems. For example, ensuring systems are cost effective, secure and energy efficient.

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Compliant

Information Governance

Supports the controls needed to ensure that sensitive personal data is kept confidential, is accurate and is available to authorised users when required.

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Compliant

Non-Functional Questions

Enables NHS Digital to assess the risk associated with the assessment of a solution against other overarching Standards.

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Compliant

Testing

Ensures that a suppliers’ software delivery test processes are of sufficient quality and rigour.

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Compliant

Interoperability

Defines a comprehensive set of standards, interfaces and protocols that solutions will use when working together.

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Compliant

GP Connect

Supports sharing of data held within GP IT solutions across health and social care organisations.

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Working toward compliance

Email

Supports the secure transmission of sensitive and confidential information by email.

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Compliant


 

This information is currently being updated. Contact the supplier to discuss their pricing.

Additional services are add-ons that provide additional, unassured, functionality to a solution at an extra cost. 

If you’re interested in additional services, we encourage you to undertake your own assessment to make sure the functionality meets your needs. 

Additional services are available at a flat price. Contact the supplier for additional services and prices.

Associated services help you implement or optimise a solution. For example, staff training or data migration services. 

Associate services are available at a flat price. Contact the supplier for associated services and prices. 

Interoperability is the ability to connect and communicate with other systems.

NHS assured integrations

GP Connect is a system which makes patient information available to appropriate clinical and non-clinical staff. Find out more about using GP Connect.

Type of integration What this means Stage
GP Connect HTML view View a patient's GP record with read-only access To be completed as part of standards compliance
GP Connect appointment booking View, book, amend or cancel patient GP appointments  Not in development
GP Connect structured records Access a patient's GP record in a structured format, so the data can be imported and processed in whatever way is needed  Not in development

The typical implementation process involves:

  • on average, you should be operational within one month of sign up 
  • onboarding service user details via a spreadsheet upload
  • minimum of one day training (3 x 2 hour training sessions) 
  • providing a library of help videos and extensive help files 
  • customer support via a UK switchboard, email and phone 

This solution is supported by the following application types: 

Application type Supported

Browser-based application

Yes

Desktop application

No

Mobile or tablet application

Yes

Browser-based application details

Feature Details

Browsers supported

Google Chrome

Microsoft Edge

Responsive design

No

Mobile first approach

No

Plug-ins or extensions required

No

Minimum connection speed required

Broadband wired or wireless: 4.0 Mbps/4.0Mbps (Up/Down)

Recommended desktop aspect ratio and screen resolution

1280×720 is considered to be the most suitable screen resolution for any desktop website version.

Hardware requirements

Minimum CPU: Single-core 1Ghz or higher

Minimum RAM: 1Gb DDR2

Recommend CPU: Dual-core 2Ghz or higher (Intel i3/i5/i7 or AMD equivalent)

Recommended RAM: 4 Gb DDR4 or higher

Additional information

Only Windows 10 or later and macOS X 10.10 or later are supported.

Browser settings must have auto-update enabled to ensure use of the latest version.

Native mobile or tablet application

Feature Details

Supported operating systems

Android version 10 or higher. iOS version 14 or higher

Mobile first approach

No

Minimum connection speed required

4.0 Mbps/4.0Mbps (Up/Down)

Connection types supported

3G and higher

Minimum memory requirement

2GB

Additional storage requirements

Typically, individual apps can use between 40MB – 1GB of phone storage. The User must ensure the device has enough storage space available to install and fully run applications.

Hardware requirements

Minimum RAM: 2Gb

Recommened RAM: 4Gb or higher

Additional information

Mobile device management (MDM) is available and is recommended. MDM is proven methodology and toolset used to provide a workforce mobile productivity tools and applications while keeping business data secure.

 

All solutions on the assured solutions list are cloud-based.

This solution is fully hosted by Carebeans.

You do not need a Health and Social Care Network connection to use this service.

Future development plans include

  • GP Connect – Q2 2023
  • integrated Alexa – Q2 2023
  • NEWS2 – Q2 2023
  • E red bag – Q3 2023
  • shared care record -Q4 2023
  • integrated sensor technologies – Q4 2023
  • data analytics for artificial intelligence – Q1 2024

The Digital Social Care Record roadmap outlines future changes to the Capabilities and Standards model.

Last updated: 10 May 2024