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This document is based on a report prepared for ADSW at the time of the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill (Petch, 2013) and seeks to distill key evidence to assist health and social care partnerships in Scotland in their delivery of integrated care and support. It works from the…
The LGA has partnered with NHS England, The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), The Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS), Monitor, NHS Confederation and the Department of Health (DH) to deliver a programme of work carried out by Integrating Care and PPL. The toolkit enables Health…
Local councils should take action to improve the delivery of integrated health and social care, the LGA has urged. This week the association published a new toolkit to help commissioners and providers to achieve this. In partnership with the NHS, care organisations across the UK and Integrating Care, the LGA…
Document that is the second review of research evidence completed for ADSW by Professor Alison Petch from IRISS on the factors that underpin best health and social care integrated practice. The original document, An evidence base for the delivery of adult services, published in 2011, presented the evidence for considering…
A joint panel comprising NHS Shetland board members and Shetland Islands Council (SIC) councillors has appointed Simon Bokor-Ingram to a new post of director of community health and social care. This joint post is one of the first of its kind in Scotland, and will see Mr Bokor-Ingram leading the…
The way health and social care is delivered outside hospital must be radically transformed, a watchdog says. Public Services Ombudsman Peter Tyndall said the system is too complex and wants one body to manage services, calling on Health Minister Mark Drakeford to review home care services. Mr Tyndall says that…
Legislation which will integrate the delivery of health and adult social care in order to improve outcomes for patients has been supported by the Health and Sport Committee. However, a number of issues have been raised by the Committee that need clarification including the reach of Ministerial powers, the role…
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