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Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Council equips social workers with iPads to boost productivity

Written by The Editorial Team

Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) have bought 100 iPads as part of a pilot project aimed at boosting employee work capacity.

A NCC employee working in adult social care, told the Nottingham Post,“There were times when I would travel from one case in Sutton-in-Ashfield back to the base in Arnold to deal with the notes and then travel back out again for another case.

“But now I can work remotely it’s helped a lot – it’s meant I spend more time doing what I do and less time travelling.

“It’s also much easier to carry around than a heavy laptop and I know it is there when I need it for my work.”

Council leader Alan Rhodes said: “We need to invest in new technology. We have currently got social workers out there with notebooks making case notes, coming back here and then either they or someone else writing it all up.

“If they have an iPad, they can do it there and then in a car or wherever they are.”