A step towards lightening the reporting load for social care providers

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The first draft of the Adult Social Care Reporting Minimum Data Specification (RMDS) has been developed for Digital Social Care Records (DSCRs) with the aim of helping to decrease the reporting burden on care providers and improve information sharing and insight across the sector.

The RMDS aims to enable adult social care service reporting in a more automated way, with minimum input from care professionals – giving them more time to deliver care, and maximum access for the various organisations that need the information, from local authorities and integrated care systems to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). 

Following the release of this first draft of the RMDS for DSCRs, we are continuing our work to develop this from an initial specification into an Information Standard Notice (ISN). 

Read the full article and access the new draft Adult Social Care Reporting Minimum Data Specification (RMDS).