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Putting things right when they go wrong – NAO Report

July 9, 2015

The NAO’s new report “Public Services Markets: Putting things right when they go wrong” looks at how public services deal with complaints and redress, focusing on adult social care and early years education. There is clearly room for improvement.


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Health, public health and social care round-up: June 2015

July 2, 2015

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration.


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Health, public health and social care round up: May 2015

June 2, 2015

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration.


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Local Healthwatch: progress and promise

May 14, 2015

The Kings Fund was commissioned by the Department of Health to evaluate the progress of local Healthwatch (LHW) in the first 18-21 months of operation, and to make recommendations for future progress. These include recommendations for local authorities as LHW commissioners.


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Health, public health and social care round up: March 2015

April 8, 2015

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications. The briefing covers: •major developments in March •health and social care reform and finance •public health reform and practice •health and social care quality and practice.


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What to do when care fails

March 25, 2015 by Ingrid Koehler

People who need care need high quality and consistent care. But this doesn’t always happen. The providers who deliver the care sometimes fail. Maybe it’s a managerial failure or a market failure or some combination of factors. Whatever the cause, this leaves vulnerable people – sometimes suddenly – even more…


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The State of Care in Counties: the integration imperative. A County APPG inquiry.

March 5, 2015

In July 2014, the County All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) launched an inquiry into the integration of health and social care in county areas. The County Council’s Network (CCN), provide the Secretariat for the APPG, and the LGiU was appointed to support the inquiry and develop the report. ‘The State…


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Health, public health and social care round up: February 2015

March 3, 2015

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration.


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Key Questions: following up the Home Care Commission

February 25, 2015 by Ingrid Koehler

In Key to Care, we recommended that councils look at their commissioning practice and implement more user focused services using outcomes rather than time and task. Buckinghamshire County Council invited us in yesterday to talk about Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce and to facilitate a conversation between themselves…


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