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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

Children’s placements can be nine times more costly than Eton – but what are the outcomes?

We pay more for many of our looked after children’s placements than it costs to go to Eton – why…

May 11, 2017

Consulting: Why I do what I do

With the many nights away from home and the hours spent travelling up and down the country, sometimes you find…

May 11, 2017

Pressures grow on CCGs to move quickly into implementation

We are reliably informed that NHS England (“NHSE”) has “evolved in three distinct phases” since it was established. Next Steps…

May 5, 2017

Promises, promises… what the election could mean for the NHS

As the 8th of June rapidly approaches, the debate and rhetoric starts to heat up – and the potential impact…

May 4, 2017

Delayed Transfers of Care: Coping with the crisis

Patients, social care and health must work together to deliver a sustainable system through demand management. The issues in managing…

May 3, 2017

Don’t let the election delay what we have to do

Elections are hectic times for returning officers and their teams, but purdah, uncertainty and a vote which is “all about…

April 20, 2017

Model hospitals, model outcomes?

NHS Improvement have announced that they will expand the ‘Model Hospital’ database to include mental health, community, specialist acute and…

April 11, 2017

Holding up a mirror: the effectiveness of role play

The problems facing many complex public sector services, such as adult social care, are often less to do with structure…

April 6, 2017

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