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DACHA study - Summary of the Evidence Gap
The four-year DACHA Study started in October 2019, just before the start of the COVID19 pandemic. The pandemic exposed how little was known about users of social care and highlighted the potential for DACHA’s programme of work to inform real time decision-making. For example, DACHA is a case study in the recent NHSX Data Saves Lives strategy for reshaping health and social care with data. The rapid acceleration towards digital shared health and social care records, and the imminent establishment of a data framework for adult social care, have led to the DACHA team engaging with the leaders of these changes. We have shared early findings from evidence reviews on content and use of Minimum Data Sets (MDS), a national survey of the data collected by care homes and stakeholder consultations. How an MDS could be structured from a social care perspective, and what it should contain has raised the linked issue of what is known about domiciliary care. Specifically, the opportunities to create an MDS that focuses on the recipients of social care at home, and the outcomes that are important to them.
Proposed social care research
The proposed study seeks to understand how the learning from DACHA about MDS in residential settings can be applied to implementing an MDS in domiciliary care.
Effective start/end date1/11/0931/10/23


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