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Jeremy Cooper

Jeremy Cooper

Helter skelter! Which Beatles song best captures our relationship with the NHS?

A song I listened to on the radio this morning came with a dedication - not to an individual, but to the NHS.

July 9, 2018

3 reasons why a delayed green paper is a good thing

I’ve got loads of time for the great ADASS President Glen Garrod, but for once I’m going to disagree with…

June 20, 2018

Top 10 highlights of the ADASS annual budget survey

I am slightly embarrassed to admit how much I look forward to the publication of the ADASS annual budget survey…

June 14, 2018

How do you nationally improve locally run care and health?

Sir David Behan, the out-going Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission, has called for new powers for the CQC…

May 29, 2018

Why the Citizen’s Assembly on adult social care matters

The fact that the first Citizen’s Assembly commissioned by Parliament is on the subject of adult social care funding shows…

May 1, 2018

‘Mission: Possible’ at ADASS Spring Seminar

  It was fascinating and motivating to participate in the ADASS Spring Seminar – the most concentrated gathering of adult…

April 17, 2018

CQC’s local area health and care reviews ARE helping, actually

I was sad to hear last week that David Behan is stepping down. Sir David and the Care Quality Commission…

January 19, 2018

Adult Social Care: top 10 most productive councils in England

As part of the continuing development of the iMPOWER iNDEX (our local government and health insight tool), we are publishing…

December 19, 2017

Health, care and the Chancellor’s budget

We read with interest the letter sent to the Chancellor and co-ordinated by the NHS Confederation ahead of this month’s…

November 1, 2017

Ten things about social care and health we’ve learnt from the NHS (this week)

The Department of Health pretended they were running London buses last week. After a prolonged wait, they released three fascinating…

July 11, 2017

Spending the £1 billion well: bunfights and insights so far….

  We recently set up a collaborative that is generating evidence on how to spend the initial extra £1bn for…

June 27, 2017

Where is social care after the election?

We (along with everyone else) have been busy trying to work out what the result of the election means. For…

June 14, 2017

Social care in the Conservative manifesto: Is having less than £100k the emerging definition of ‘just about managing’?

The Conservative manifesto has plenty to say about social care. Whatever you think of the specific policy ideas, we would…

May 18, 2017

Spring budget 2017: what will you get for social care, and what should you do with it?

The very welcome £2bn sticking plaster? The budget announcement of an additional £2bn for social care including £1bn in 2017/18…

March 8, 2017

Social care precept: The local implications of a national debate

Yesterday it was reported that Theresa May is considering allowing councils to increase the social care precept to cover the…

December 13, 2016

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