Case studies supporting The power of information

There are hundreds of examples of best practice already taking place across England, with many of them highlighted here on this site.

You can browse these case studies by chapter topic, or via the ‘what this means for you‘ buttons in the right hand column.

Alternatively use the tags at the bottom of the page to look at the common themes e.g. access to GP records.

This is me – a snapshot of the person with dementia

This is me is a leaflet produced by Alzheimer’s Society to help people with dementia to receive person-centred care, particularly if they are admitted to hospital. It is a simple and practical tool that someone going into hospital can give … Read more → – This is me – a snapshot of the person with dementia

Free access to end of life care training

Skills for Care continues to offer free access to e-End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) training to adult social care employers registered with the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC). The DH e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) is … Read more → – Free access to end of life care training

Using the national minimum data set for social care

The nature of social care is changing with increasing numbers of people employing their own care and support staff through direct payments from local authorities or other sources of funding. The National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) is … Read more → – Using the national minimum data set for social care

NICE guidance on the go with mobile apps

For the first time, doctors, nurses and other users of NICE guidance will be able to access recommendations from NICE wherever they are through NICE’s new, official app. The app will provide offline access to all of NICE’s guidance products, … Read more → – NICE guidance on the go with mobile apps

Telecare in Wakefield transforms integrated care

Wakefield’s telecare service has demonstrated great success and is now a mainstream service, integrated into our assessment process. We conducted a comprehensive, three-year evaluation spanning 2007-2010, with the aim to consider how successful telecare has been in supporting a wide … Read more → – Telecare in Wakefield transforms integrated care

Improving the co-ordination of end of life care

New approaches are being implemented to improve the co-ordination, and quality, of care for people approaching the end of life. As recommended in the End of Life Care Strategy (DH, 2008), EPaCCS (formerly known as Locality Registers) were piloted in … Read more → – Improving the co-ordination of end of life care

Accredited peer brokers to help others plan their care

My Support Broker is a peer support brokerage service based on a social franchise model. Disabled, older people and their supporters are trained and accredited as peer brokers to help others to plan, find and manage their own care and … Read more → – Accredited peer brokers to help others plan their care

A new website to help ‘Find Me Good Care’

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), the national charity charged with providing rigorous information and evidence to drive up the quality of social care services, is actively developing a website that provides high quality support to citizens making care … Read more → – A new website to help ‘Find Me Good Care’

Free advice and information for older people

FirstStop provides independent, free advice and information for older people, their families and carers, about care, housing and finance options in later life. It is delivered by a network of local and national partners led by the charity Elderly Accommodation … Read more → – Free advice and information for older people

Lincolnshire Health Trainer Programme

The Health Trainer programme in Lincolnshire was set up in 2008-09 to cover the priority areas of Lincoln, East Lindsey, Boston, Grantham, Gainsborough, Sleaford and South Holland.  In late 2009 the service further expanded with two Health Trainers being appointed … Read more → – Lincolnshire Health Trainer Programme