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3 reflections on Panorama’s ‘Crisis in Care’ series

3 things stood out to us, all of which resonate with our own experience of working on adult social care projects with local authorities.

May 30, 2019

It’s Time to Care!

The NHS Time for Care scheme will be fully rolled out over the next three years following a successful pilot, but what is the extent of avoidable demand? I share my views on this much needed scheme.

April 17, 2019

Latest DTOC data: three stats that we should worry about

The problem of DTOC has basically been addressed, but the problem of demand most certainly has not.

February 15, 2019

Pledges and potential pitfalls: the NHS’s 10 Year Plan

The plan is a commendable step forward, but misses some of the most fundamental barriers to change

January 15, 2019

DTOC progress stalls again, but the pressure is on

Progress on Delayed Transfers of Care (DTOC) from hospitals continued to stall between June and July, according to the latest…

September 17, 2018

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

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

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

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