Guidance has been published by Digital Social Care, an NHS Digital sponsored initiative funding care sector organisations to promote digital transformation in social care. The NHSX approved guidance can be found here.
Integrated Care Journal Junior Editor Francesco Tamilia spoke with Anita Charlesworth, Director of Research and Economics at the Health Foundation, about the pressing issues in the social care workforce.
New analysis by the Nuffield Trust has revealed that 90,000 extra social care staff are required to meet key manifesto pledges by the Labour and Conservative Parties. If the plans set out in the manifesto pledges are to be met, the extra staff will be required immediately.
Care England, a UK based social care charity, has called for fair funding, proportionate regulation and due recognition for carers in its' long-term 'manifesto for the future'.
The importance of nutrition to the integrated care debate report calls for nutrition and the management of malnutrition to be recognised and implemented as an integral part of care pathways within integrated systems of care.
Matt Hancock, Sectary of State for Health and Social Care, has launched an evidence-based review into the NHS Health Check to assess the feasibility of adopting a more personalised, preventative approach, depending on individual characteristics.
Developing a progressive social care system to meet the needs of citizens while balancing service provision, funding and workforce pressures is a puzzle yet unsolved. A Public Policy Projects roundtable, chaired by David Walker, sought to establish what's next for the policy of the political left.
The long-awaited social care green paper remains unpublished, but as well as tackling the major issue of how care is funded, it is also expected to place emphasis on the need for more integrated, person-centred approaches and innovative models of care.
A new report is being launched in parliament today setting out the case for a Sector Deal for the learning disability sector, focusing on realising the potential of technology to boost investment and transform the way care is delivered.