This is the Care Quality Commission's annual report on the state of health and adult social care in England. It covers the year from April 2010 to March 2011. The year covered by this report was the first in which the Care Quality Commission operated under a new piece of legislation, the Health and Social Care Act 2008.
Website of a company that seeks to harness the talents of people and communities to provide imaginative solutions to complex social issues and care needs.
A Community Interest Company established by and working in close partnership with the charity NAAPS UK.
Routes was the name given to a simulation-based project designed by Loop2 to explore how the evolution of the adult social care and health care systems could be managed to create real synergies between them.
It was commissioned by The King’s Fund, in partnership with the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) and the Local Government Association (LGA). The project was steered by an advisory group drawn from these bodies.
This briefing on the Health and Social Care Bill has been prepared for the Second Reading debate on the Bill in the House of Commons on 31 January 2011. The Bill is intended to give effect to the reforms requiring primary legislation that were proposed in the NHS White Paper Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS. This White Paper set out the Government’s aims to reduce central control of the NHS, to engage doctors in the commissioning of health services, and to give patients greater choice. Published in January 2011. Applies to health and social care in England.
This public sector improvement handbook was published in April 2003 by the Audit Commission for local authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales. It "has been designed for managers and staff who work with disabled children and their families across different agencies and disciplines". It suggests the best way to improve services for disabled children is for all those concerned to work more closely together.
This factsheet discusses the way that HIV-related discrimination can intrude into many contexts and many parts of the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) and people thought to be HIV positive. It argues that for PLWHA, or those assumed to be HIV-positive, no area of life is untouched by stigma and no area of life is invulnerable to discrimination.
This report presents findings of a qualitative research project commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to investigate the relationship between mental health and employment. The research was conducted during 2007 by the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York and the Institute for Employment Studies.
The report focuses on how to involve older people alongside the professionals, as equals, in identifying what services they want and value. It notes that older people are able to take account of costs of service provision in an environment where resources are limited, and with this information they are able to prioritise the service provision which they require.
This guide had been developed to help commissioners of health and social care services to understand how to effectively commission services for people with dementia and their carers.
Geoff Watts explores the almost universal experience of living with pain and the different ways we react and cope with it in three programmes. The first programme in the series looks at the range of experience of human pain and how scientists understand it. The second programme discusses acute pain. In the third programme the process of coping with pain is examined. Geoff Watts discovers how pain management clinics are using a huge variety of different techniques, including medication, art therapy and acupuncture, to help chronic sufferers live as normally as possible.