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Better Security, Better Care: Collaborating on data and cyber security

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Start: 15:00

End: 16:30

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Find out how the Better Security, Better Care programme supports the range of initiatives to store and share information in social care.

About this event

Storing and sharing information securely is central to the provision of good quality care. From accessing health and care records, to managing HR and financial information, data and cyber security is an issue for everyone in the care sector.

The rapid growth in the use of digital technology during the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the issue even higher up the agenda for policymakers, practitioners and regulators. As a result, a number of different initiatives have emerged to encourage and support good data protection.

Join this webinar and panel discussion to consider how the Better Security, Better Care programme and the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) support:

  • key national initiatives on data and cyber security (e.g. Joining Up Care, access to GP records, discharge records etc)
  • the roles of commissioners, regulators, software suppliers and policymakers, as well as care providers.

Who should attend

The webinar is aimed at:

  • data and cyber security programme leads within health and care
  • commissioners of health and care services in integrated care systems, local authorities, and clinical commissioning groups
  • Care Quality Commission inspectors
  • data, telecare and technology developers and suppliers
  • researchers and academics in data and/or social care
  • policy makers at local, regional and national level
  • adult social care providers

Chaired by Alex Harris, Cyber Security Assurance Policy Lead, Social Care, NHSX.


  • Michelle Corrigan, Programme Director, Better Security, Better Care
  • David James, Head of Adult Social Care Policy, Care Quality Commission
  • David R, National Cyber Security Centre
  • Taffy Gatawa, Director and Compliance Officer, the Care Software Providers Association (CASPA)
  • Ian Turner, Chair, Registered Nursing Homes Association
  • Alice Ainsworth, Head of Joining Up Care, NHSX
  • Ed Willis, Adviser – Social Care Digital Innovation, Local Government Association
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