Getting digital social care records

Digital social care records (DSCRs) are software solutions for recording a person’s care information. They replace paper records.

This is sometimes called an electronic or digital care plan, care record or care management system.

DSCRs do not normally include rostering or electronic medication administration records (eMAR), but you may be able to find a solution that also offers these features.

Using DSCRs will allow you to share up-to-date information more easily and securely, and reduce time spent on admin tasks. This improves the safety and quality of your care records, helping you to provide person-centred care.

This guidance will help you to find and choose a DSCR solution and prepare your organisation for the change.