The Care Software Providers Association celebrates second year


The Care Software Providers Association (CASPA) has celebrated its second year since formation.

During its first two years the group has achieved many of its initial goals with its work driven by five core objectives.

These are:

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The promotion and continued growth of the use of digital technologies in the social care sector to improve the quality of care delivered;

Promoting advances in the digital information flow across social care to provide openness and transparency of care being provided;

Lobbying parties outside social care to improve the digital information flow between social care and others, in particular, the NHS;

Creating standards, such as those for electronic information transfer, where such standards do not currently exist; and

Creating a framework to assist in providing service continuity for members’ customers.

The organisation said it planned to add value to its almost 40-strong membership with the introduction of sub groups to increase active involvement.

Additionally, two candidates are to be elected to join its current board of six directors in coming elections.

CASPA is a UK based independent, not-for-profit association focused on maximising the use of digital technology to improve the quality of care in social care and has been instrumental in showcasing electronic transfer of care information between social care and the NHS. CASPA strives to implement legislation and regulatory guidelines within the industry where such standards do not currently exist.

Membership is available to companies involved in the provision of software to the care sector. Members of CASPA benefit from having a central point of contact on issues facing the industry, and the association will represent members when bringing suggestions to the government and other industry bodies.

For further information on membership and CASPA, please visit

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