Sarah Spence

Sarah Spence

Strategic Digital Commissioner

Adult Social Care Department at Royal Borough of Kingston

Biography: As a strategic digital commissioner in the Adult Social Care department at Royal Borough of Kingston, Sarah is responsible for delivering digital transformational change across both operations and commissioning in adult social care to drive improved outcomes for residents. A key priority she has is leading on embedding a technology-enabled care programme, in partnership with a strategic delivery partner.

South West London ICL Digital Pioneer Fellowship project summary: The aims of the technology-enabled care programme is to enable residents to be able to stay at home longer, reduce packages of care or prevent them from increasing, increase residents’ independence, reduce hospital admissions, facilitate efficient hospital discharge and empower care providers to maximise technology in their delivery of care.

Estimated number of patients / staff impacted by the project: Patients: around 1000 residents in Kingston who are known to adult social care staff over a 6-year programme. Staff: 60 social work practitioners, including adult social care (occupational therapists).

Goal(s) for time on the South West London ICL Digital Pioneer Fellowship: Sarah aims to gain a further understanding of the operational and strategic priorities of partners in health so that she can ensure the tech-enabled care programme meets health priorities.