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Improving care through failure

October 20, 2015 by Ingrid Koehler

The Japanese art of kintsugi turns brokenness into beauty. The method of repair, using golden seams to rejoin shards, draws the eye to the what was once a point of failure and is now a more beautiful whole.  Having spent the past several months deeply imbedded in the issues around…

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Consultation on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

September 8, 2015

The Law Commission is consulting on proposed significant changes to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards under the Mental Capacity Act. Proposals would cover people living in a wide range of settings and create a new role of Approved Mental Capacity Professional. Responses are sought by 2 November.

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Update on the Care Act

August 13, 2015

Following local government representations the government decided to postpone implementation of some of the Care Act, notably the cap on contributions and the increase in the threshold. What are the implications and will the savings made by the delay be used as additional funding for social care?


Nuffield Trust: Reconsidering accountability in an age of integrated care

August 11, 2015

What will the new models of care promoted in the NHS Five Year Forward View mean for accountability in health and social care? This briefing outlines a Nuffield Trust viewpoint which argues that local authorities must act now to ensure that local accountability is not weakened.

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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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