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We work at the interface between health and social care to improve outcomes for service users and reduce costs.

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We need to look at DTOC through a new lens

We need to look at DTOC through a new lens

It’s rather a boring month when we look at the latest figures from NHS England on Delayed Transfers of Care…

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Latest DTOC stats – the second most impressive result this week

Latest DTOC stats – the second most impressive result…

The ability of both the NHS and local authority departments of social care to process this…

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Are cultural differences between health and social care affecting commissioning?

Are cultural differences between health and social care…

Implementation needs to be forward-facing, long term and transformational, focused on…

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Three ways to get the most out of the Disabled Facilities Grant

Three ways to get the most out of the Disabled Facilities…

The Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) is a key preventative resource for local authorities. Foundations, the national body for home improvement…

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This time it’s personal – making personalised care real

This time it’s personal – making personalised care real

My colleagues and I recently met Jackie Kennedy and her labrador, Kingston, at a King’s Fund conference about the increasing…

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Identifying and supporting carers is more than just the right thing to do

Identifying and supporting carers is more than just the…

  This week, Carers Week is celebrating and recognising carers for the invaluable role they play, both in supporting children…

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Latest DTOC stats, and the latest DTOC target – stranded patients

Latest DTOC stats, and the latest DTOC target – stranded…

  The latest figures from NHS England show that after a three month period of stagnation, Delayed Transfers of Care…

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H.I. – the key to A.I.

H.I. – the key to A.I.

I’m always fascinated to see how we humans like to embrace shiny new things.  Historically, the UK has always been…

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How do you nationally improve locally run care and health?

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…

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What I’ve learnt about DTOC (from discussing it over dinner)

What I’ve learnt about DTOC (from discussing it over…

Being married to a Junior Doctor GP trainee means that I get to experience the health and social care system…

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Three reasons for focusing on the individual behind the DTOC statistics

Three reasons for focusing on the individual behind the DTOC…

In recent years hospital trusts, CCGs and local councils have focused increasing attention and resources on reducing Delayed Transfers of…

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Diminishing returns on DTOC investment?

Diminishing returns on DTOC investment?

  Figures released by NHS England yesterday show that DTOC performance remained flat for the third month in a row. …

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