How can we promote diffusion and adoption of technology and innovation across the workforce?
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How can we promote diffusion and adoption of technology and innovation across the workforce?

New technologies offer health and social care services the opportunity to increase both life expectancy and the length of time people live with good health or improved quality of life. Developing such technologies is a challenge in itself, but innovation alone will not achieve these objectives. Technologies may need to be adopted on the ground and embedded in the day-to-day care people receive. This paper explores this concept further

The other workforce briefing questions we have sought to address are:

  1. How can we recruit and retain sufficient domiciliary care workers to meet future demand?
  2. How can the workforce be used to address the challenges facing emergency
    departments?
  3. What role will informal carers have in meeting future demand?
  4. How can band 1-4 staff be utilised to improve workforce productivity and meet demand?
  5. What does 24/7 working mean for the workforce?
  6. What leaders will we need to address the big picture challenges?
  7. How do we achieve effective safeguarding across health and social care?
  8. How could the community workforce alleviate some of the pressure on general practitioners and improve joint working across primary and community care?
  9. What does a flexible workforce look like?

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