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.

Practical guides for well-functioning health and wellbeing boards published

As part of the National Learning Network of health and wellbeing boards, a series of publications have been launched to support the establishment of well-functioning health and wellbeing boards. The products, which launched at the Network’s national summit on 8 … Read more → – Practical guides for well-functioning health and wellbeing boards published

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Join the Department of Health at this year’s National Children and Adult Services Conference (NCAS)

The NCAS conference is a key event in the health and social care diary. It brings together health and care leaders and policy makers from across local and central government, voluntary and private sectors. This year, the conference takes place between … Read more → – Join the Department of Health at this year’s National Children and Adult Services Conference (NCAS)

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Including loneliness and isolation in your JSNA and JHWS – 12 October Webinar

Loneliness and social isolation are a significant determinant of current and future health needs and social care in older populations. Research demonstrates it has a similar impact on mortality as smoking and increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by … Read more → – Including loneliness and isolation in your JSNA and JHWS – 12 October Webinar

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National Learning Network for health and wellbeing boards – Final Event – 8 November

Are you ready to rise to the challenge for health and wellbeing boards in their role as system leaders? What are the key challenges and how are you – as leaders – going to respond to these? This event is … Read more → – National Learning Network for health and wellbeing boards – Final Event – 8 November

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Healthwatch England launched

Healthwatch England, the new national, statutory consumer champion for health and social care in England,is launched today. A key milestone in achieving the government’s vision set out in the White Paper ‘Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS’, Healthwatch England exists … Read more → – Healthwatch England launched