care for older people

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What are community services? asks Michael Scott

It is widely accepted that community services have a vital role to play in the future of the NHS. Barely a day goes by without some new piece of rhetoric declaring them to be ‘the only way forward’ and ‘the light at the end of a dark heath service tunnel’; acute services to be doomed. … Continue reading

The Francis report mustn’t be neglected, says Michelle Mitchell

The pace of the news cycle may already have made the Francis report feel like yesterday’s news or a flash in the pan. But nothing could be further from the truth. We know that the issues of poor, undignified care and neglect that prompted the report are the cause for sober reflection among many people … Continue reading

Disruptive innovation is the pill to remedy care for older people, says Ian Philp

Delivering care for older people is a challenge which most health and care communities have failed to meet. In Warwickshire, we have had some success in delivering better and more sustainable care for older people across hospital and community settings. We have reduced mortality rates, acute hospital bed use, readmissions and the need for long-term … Continue reading

A life lived backwards can move NHS forward, says Paddy Cooney

Very early in my career as a social worker, I attended a course on working with children with learning disabilities titled They get all this training but they don’t really know how we feel. What differentiated it from many others was that all the trainers were parents of children with learning disabilities. Two recent events … Continue reading


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