Tag Archives: Social Care Policy

Adult Social Care in England: Official Report (House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts / BBC News)

Summary This House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts report suggests that implementation of the Care Act will depend on an unprecedented degree of collaboration across every level of government. The report indicates that roughly 220,000 people working in social … Continue reading

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Co-Production in Adult Social Care (SCIE)

Summary Co-production promises to make an important contribution towards solving the many challenges facing social care, including pressures to improve: (i) the cost-effectiveness of services, (ii) user and carer experience, (iii) community capacity and (iv) better integration of health and care. This … Continue reading

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Policies on Ageing (Centre for Policy on Ageing)

Summary This online resource, from the Centre for Policy on Ageing, offers an easy to browse list of important policy documents, reports and briefings relating to issues concerning the care of older people and broader implications of an ageing population. … Continue reading

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Trends in Spending on Health and Social Care: the Next 50 Years (King’s Fund)

Summary The NHS consumed 3.4% of GDP fifty years ago. By 2012, spending on the NHS and social care consumes 8.2% and 1.2% of GDP respectively; and that is 20% of government spending. According to the Office for Budget Responsibility … Continue reading

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The Impact of Social Care Funding on the NHS (NHS Confederation)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary In this briefing report entitled “Papering Over the Cracks” the NHS Confederation has issued a warning … Continue reading

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Quality of Care and Support / Caring For Our Future (Department of Health)

Summary In addition to Provider Quality Profiles (PQPs), the Department of Health is planning to introduce a range of new tools to help deliver better quality services and to improve the care people receive / experience. Recognised quality schemes in development, … Continue reading

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Delivering Public Services: Achieving Value for Money Through Markets (National Audit Office / Audit Commission)

Summary The National Audit Office  (NAO)’s “Delivering public services through markets: principles for achieving value for money” report outlines ten principles for the Government’s policymakers and officials to consider when attempting to achieve value for money by the market-based delivery … Continue reading

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People Powered Health: Co-Production Catalogue (NESTA)

Summary This document catalogues examples of collaborative public services in action, looking particularly at those involved in health and social care. NESTA believe that co-production is potentially transformative; because it involves “re-framing the problem and re-establishing relationships to enable more … Continue reading

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Atlas of Variations in Social Care Quality and Spending in England (MHP Health Mandate)

Summary Health and social care reforms have placed high importance on the integration of services to improve the quality of care for people and bring about savings and efficiencies. The Government has allocated an additional £2 billion per annum by … Continue reading

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