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Health and Care Interface

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

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…

June 22, 2018

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

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

June 15, 2018

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

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

June 15, 2018

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…

June 12, 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

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

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

May 17, 2018

Three reasons for focusing on the individual behind the DTOC statistics

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

May 15, 2018

Diminishing returns on DTOC investment?

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

May 11, 2018

3 reasons why spending more money on hospitals isn’t the right answer

  Chancellor Philip Hammond and Heath & Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt are set to give a significant and welcome 70th…

May 2, 2018

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