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An opportunity to share your views and experiences of managing cyber security in the Adult Social Care sector



3​0 January 2024


A survey for adult social care technology suppliers will be launched in January 2024 to understand more about how cyber security is currently managed within the adult social care sector and its supply chains. This is part of a wider programme of research looking at cyber security and data risk across the sector.

The government is committed to helping improve cyber resilience within the adult social care sector. The Department of Health and Social Care have asked Ipsos, an independent research company, and the Institute of Public Care (IPC) at Oxford Brookes University, to research the state of cyber resilience in adult social care.

Technology suppliers to the adult social care sector are being invited to take part in a survey via email, please look out for this. We will email you a link to the survey in January 2024. It should take you no more than 20 minutes to complete and is a chance for you to share how the sector could be better supported to manage cyber security.

This research will explore relationships between technology suppliers and adult social care providers, how cyber security is managed by technology suppliers, risks and implications of cyber incidents, and views on the knowledge and awareness of cyber security within the sector. If you take part, you will help the Government understand the national picture and what support could be offered to the sector to strengthen its cyber resilience.

Taking part is confidential. All the information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and only Ipsos will know who said what.

Adam Coe, the Cyber Policy Lead for Adult Social Care at the Department of Health and Social Care and its joint unit with the NHS, said,

The care sector has made great strides in digital and cyber in recent years. To get future decisions on cyber right, we need to know where we are first. To help create what will be the first national cyber resilience baseline in social care ever, I recognise we are asking for your precious time to help. By taking part, you would help us set national direction that supports you and others in reducing cyber risk. I would be incredibly grateful for your time and honesty.”

The survey will launch towards the end of January 2024 and is expected to be completed by March 2024. If you have any queries, or need any help filling out the survey, please contact Ipsos at

The research will also include a survey of care providers, and qualitative discussions with technology suppliers and care providers and other stakeholders within the sector.

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