Social care

It is estimated that within 20 years, the number of over 85s will double, and the number of people living with life-long disabilities is likely to grow too. People want to see higher quality care, with choice and control over the services they use. With the mixture of greater expectation and greater demand on services, we are acting to improve the system.

Health and wellbeing boards – one year to go

Shadow health and wellbeing boards have one year to go until they are fully established. This article explores what this means for boards and how they will be supported to succeed. Since April 2011, leaders of the local health and … Read more → – Health and wellbeing boards – one year to go

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Itching to get on with real action

In his third blog, John Wilderspin, National Director for Health and Wellbeing Board Implementation, describes how new parts of the health and care system are preparing for shadow running from 1 April 2012. We’ve reached an interesting stage in the … Read more → – Itching to get on with real action

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Share your expertise with health and wellbeing boards

‘Building successful health and wellbeing boards – learning from others’ is taking place on 24 April. This event provides an opportunity to exchange learning and bring together knowledge being developed by the Accelerated Learning Sets and the wider National Learning … Read more → – Share your expertise with health and wellbeing boards

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How will local Healthwatch work?

To complement the Local Healthwatch – the policy explained document, a working group of the Healthwatch Programme Advisory Group has produced a broad checklist of how local Healthwatch will work on a day to day basis. This outline represents the … Read more → – How will local Healthwatch work?

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Local Healthwatch – the policy explained

To help explain recent amendments to the Health and Social Care Bill about local Healthwatch, the Department of Health has published a document to clarify and restate the Government’s vision for local Healthwatch. The document, which also describes the key … Read more → – Local Healthwatch – the policy explained

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