health and social care

One chance to get it right: improving people's experience of care in the last few days and hours of life

Document that sets out the approach to caring for dying people that health and care organisations and staff caring for dying people in England should adopt in future.

Integration of health and social care: international comparisons

Briefing that highlights some of the key enablers and barriers to integration and provides information on integrated approaches to health and social care in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill: SPICe briefing

Briefing that sets out the background to the Bill and its key provisions. It also provides a summary of the evidence received to the Health and Sport Committee’s call for evidence.

Integrated Care and Support Exchange (ICASE)

A learning community focused on integrated care and support that will help people make connections, share information and find answers to key challenges.

For the sake of their health: older service users' requirements for social care to facilitate access to networks following hospital

Facilitating older service users’ requirements for access to or re-engagement in social networks following hospital discharge is recognized in social care analysis and policy as critically important. This is because of the associated benefits for restoring physical health and psychological well-being. However, it tends to be a neglected dimension of current social care/intermediate care. Our paper draws on a qualitative study of voluntary sector hospital aftercare social rehabilitation projects in five UK localities, which focused on addressing this issue.