The defining event of 2020 is the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) across the world. Within two months we have moved from the first deaths being announced in China to the World Health Organization labelling the outbreak as a pandemic. The crisis sees governments, companies and individuals all having to respond to an unprecedented set of challenges, as the implications of this “once in a century” event start to take shape.
There are so many topics to watch and monitor over the coming weeks and months. Governments will be under pressure to lead and inform. Businesses – large and small – have to make the right decisions for their employees and their customers. Meanwhile, people’s behaviours will be changing, in ways that may have longer-term implications beyond the immediate circumstances of the crisis.
Ipsos is committed to helping our clients navigate with confidence our world of rapid change, and this digest has been prepared to help us all better understand the dynamics of the current pandemic. It sees us bring together our latest research on coronavirus and draws on our surveys, social media monitoring and the analysis of our teams around the world. We have sought to highlight our key learnings so far and started to identify how attitudes and behaviours around the world may be changing.
NHSX reviews published on digital technology innovation and digital skills in Adult Social Care
NHSX, a joint unit bringing together teams from NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care to drive the digital transformation of health and care, commissioned Ipsos MORI, the Institute of Public Care (IPC) at Oxford Brookes University and Skills for Care to conduct two related reviews about digital technology used in adult social care and the digital skills capabilities of the adult social care workforce.