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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…


Blue white spiral - health care round up

Blue white spiral - health care round up

Health, public health and social care round up: December 2014

January 6, 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. The…


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Key to Care: Media Coverage

December 10, 2014 by Hannah Blythe

Last week the LGiU published Key to Care: Report of the Burstow Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce. The media coverage was fantastic. Recognition of the problem facing people needing care and those delivering it is the first step, now it’s time for action.


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Blue white spiral - health care round up

Health, public health and social care round-up: November 2014

December 2, 2014

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. The…


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