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    This masterclass will focus on developing your role as a SIRO (Senior Information Risk Owner) in health and social care. Key learning objectives: Understanding the role of the Senior Information Risk Owner Identifying Information Risks across the organisation Working with others to mitigate the risk to patients, staff and organisation. Confidence that all reasonable technical and organisation measure are in place Giving assurance to the Board that risks have been considered, mitigated or owned Understand the requirements of external confidence that po
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    A chief executive has described her ‘considerable regret’ that growing difficulty in discharging patients has resulted in nearly half of her trust’s inpatients being clinically ready to leave. Debbie Richards, who leads Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust, a community and mental health provider, highlighted the issue at the trust’s board meeting last month, amid a “dearth of adult social care provision” across the country. In her update to the board, Ms Richards said delays in finding onward care for patients awaiting discharge meant “almost 50 per cent of our community hospital be
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    The Health and Social Care Committee examines the Government’s progress against its pledges on the health and social care workforce and will be the focus of a new independent evaluation by the Health and Social Care Committee’s Expert Panel. Professor Dame Jane Dacre, Chair of the Expert Panel, said: “We’ll be looking at commitments the Government has made on workforce – the people who deliver the health and social care services we rely on. “We’ve identified a recurrent theme in our evaluations to date – whether in maternity, cancer or mental health services, progress is depende
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    The Committee is seeking input in the following areas: The invisibility of adult social care and its consequences Better support for unpaid carers Putting co-production at the heart of care The inquiry would like to hear evidence from: experts by experience people with a range of backgrounds
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    Two national reviews are taking place into hospital discharge policy, it has emerged, amid major changes to funding and legislation. One review, led by the Department of Health and Social Care, is developing discharge policy for once the Health and Care Bill comes into force; and a second is reviewing the “clinical criteria to reside”. Delayed discharge has been a major problem in the acute and emergency care system this winter, with the number of long-staying patients significantly up on previous years. It has been blamed for long patient waits for ambulances, to get into emergency
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    A hospital in Devon has declared a second critical incident following extreme pressures, as Covid-19 admissions in the region double, The Independent has learnt. North Devon Healthcare Trust declared a critical incident on Monday, after it declared another earlier this month it has confirmed. The news comes as the number of people with Covid-19 across two hospitals in Devon has doubled in just two weeks. As of Thursday, there were 292 Covid positive patients in across hospitals in Devon, with a further 37 awaiting test results. According to a statement from healthcare leade
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    Hundreds of England’s care homes could be closed and care rationed because the government has “seriously underestimated” the costs of a shake-up, experts are warning. Widespread closures would leave hundreds of thousands of elderly and vulnerable residents homeless. Those in the southeast, the east and the southwest would be hardest hit, according to a new study. Under a package of social care reforms announced in September, ministers are aiming to make care fees fairer between private and state fee payers. At the moment, residents who self-fund all their care pay up to 40%
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    Are you interested in storytelling health? Do you want to use narrative as the basis for improvement? Do you want to work with people and hear about their experiences of care? Are you curious about storytelling? If so, come along to the NHS/Hope storytelling festival which is taking place between 9 and 23 March. You will find out about filmmaking, arts therapy, live performance, storytelling for quality improvement, staff stories, digital stories, how volunteers can capture stories, and hear from the author of a book about storytelling in health and how patien
  9. News Article
    A woman has been left to sleep in her wheelchair several nights a week and remain in bed for the rest of it due to a lack of social care in her local area. Mandy Page, 53, who lives alone in Hove, has difficulty getting into and out of bed on her own and previously had carers to provide support in the morning and evenings. However, since before Christmas she has had no care support in the evenings after the MyLife East Sussex agency told her it was no longer covering her care, and that the agency believed her care was now being provided by her local authority. Page receives dial
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    A Covid report by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has highlighted some ‘tragic individual cases’ over the past months. The report analyses cases over the first 18 months of the pandemic which for the majority reveal that councils and care providers weathered the unprecedented pressures they were under fire. However, the report also reveals the ‘serious impact on people’s lives’ when things go wrong. Cases include a woman who died from COVID-19 at a care home with poor infection control procedures which was then compounded by staff trying to cover up the facts.
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    The NHS should not be given greater control of social care because it is ‘hierarchical, centralised and not person-centred’, according to a government-commissioned review which is repeatedly scathing about the health service. The review was ordered by then health and social care secretary Matt Hancock in June 2020. Cross-bench peer, writer and former Number 10 adviser Baroness Camilla Cavendish was asked “to make recommendations for social care reform and integration with health in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, which could fit alongside the funding reforms planned by the department i
  12. News Article
    Patients will receive better, more joined-up care under new plans announced to improve the links between health and social care. The integration white paper sets out a vision for an integrated NHS and adult social care sector which will better serve patients and staff. Despite the best efforts of staff, the current system means that too often patients find themselves having to navigate complex and disjointed systems. Those with multiple conditions can be left feeling frustrated at having to repeatedly explain their needs to multiple people in different organisations, while others can
  13. News Article
    A vulnerable man detained for 10 years was failed by a system meant to care for him, an independent NHS investigation has found. Clive Treacey, a man who lived his life in the care of NHS and social care authorities, experienced an “unacceptably poor quality of life”, and was not kept safe from harm before his death at just 47. The findings of the independent review, The Independent and Sky News can reveal, have concluded Mr Treacey’s death was “potentially avoidable” and comes after years of his family “fought” for answers. His family are now pursuing a second inquest into his
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    This white paper focuses on three objectives to achieve person-centred care: People have choice, control and support to live independent lives People can access outstanding quality and tailored care and support People find adult social care fair and accessible It sets out a range of policies that the Government will implement over the next three years, working with the care sector and its users. These policies include: at least £300 million to integrate housing into local health and care strategies, with a focus on increasing the range of new supported housing
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    Social care services across England are “rapidly deteriorating”, with waiting lists soaring and councils struggling with care home closures, social services chiefs have warned. Long-term waiting lists have almost quadrupled and 1.5m hours of necessary home care were not delivered in the three months to November, amid a deepening staffing crisis going into winter. “Red lights are flashing right across our dashboard,” said Stephen Chandler, president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (Adass), which ran a survey of 85 councils. “Older and disabled people are suffe
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    This Westminister Forum conference will discuss the priorities for NICE within health and social care following the publication of the NICE Strategy 2021 to 2026: Dynamic, Collaborative, Excellent earlier this year, which sets out NICE’s vision and priorities for transformation over the next five years, including: rapid and responsive evaluation of technology, and increasing uptake and access to new treatments flexible and up-to-date guideline recommendations which integrate the latest evidence and innovative practices improving the effective uptake of guidance through coll
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    In the second of the REAL Centre's REAL Challenge annual lectures, Dr Hilary Cottam OBE – social entrepreneur and author of Radical Help: How We Can Remake the Relationships Between Us and Revolutionise the Welfare State – will bring fresh, innovative ideas to reinvigorate the way we think about care. In an agenda-setting lecture and panel debate, Hilary will explore whether this moment – as we emerge from the pandemic – might offer us a real chance to reimagine and reorganise how we care for one another. How could things be different? Can we ignite a new imagining about what care could b
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    The government has launched a review of leadership in health and social care. The review will be led by former Vice Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir Gordon Messenger, and will report back to Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Sajid Javid, in early 2022. The Health and Social Care Leadership Review will look to improve processes and strengthen the leadership of health and social care in England. Working with the health and care systems, retired General Sir Gordon Messenger will have a team from DHSC and the NHS to support him led by Dame Linda Pollard, chair of Leeds Teach
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    The government must immediately deliver a new deal for social care with major investment and better terms for workers, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has said, as it warned that the sector is “fragile” heading into a second wave of coronavirus infections. In a challenge to ministers, the regulator’s chief executive, Ian Trenholm, said overdue reform of the care sector “needs to happen now – not at some point in the future”. Boris Johnson said in his first speech as prime minister, in July 2019: “We will fix the crisis in social care once and for all.” But no reform has yet been pr
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