Tag Archives: Primary Care Trusts (PCTs)

NHS Reform Under the Coalition Government (King’s Fund / BBC News)

Summary Chris Ham, Chief Executive of the King’s Fund, has released an authoritative and thorough review of major reform and re-organisation within the NHS during the first three years of the coalition government. “He was agin’ it”. Mark Twain. Full … Continue reading

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NHS Atlas of Variations in Diagnostic Services (Public Health England / NHS Right Care / BBC News)

Summary The “NHS Atlas of Variation in Diagnostic Services”, published by NHS Right Care and Public Health England (with the assistance of numerous other organisations and clinicians), charts significant variations in how health conditions are identified, diagnosed and monitored. The … Continue reading

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Transfer of Responsibilities Under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (SCIE Report 62)

Summary Primary care trusts (PCTs) cease to exist in April 2013 and their supervisory body responsibilities under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards relating to hospitals then passes to local authorities. This transfer involves local social services authorities and health institutions … Continue reading

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The Health and Social Care Act 2012: Get in on the Act (Local Government Association)

Summary This narrative review from the Local Government Association offers a quick guide to recent legislation, summarising the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the provisions which are of relevance to local government. This review goes further, in pointing out … Continue reading

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Reablement Guides (SCIE)

Summary Reablement teams across the UK support people with a range of diagnoses, including some with dementia and sometimes people with end of life care needs. Reablement should result in better health and wellbeing, improve outcomes and reduce spending on … Continue reading

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