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NCAS 2015: Better Care Fund Support Team head for the DH Lounge

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In recent years, the Department of Health Lounge at NCAS has become a popular destination for delegates – a place to network, catch a breath (or a coffee!) between plenaries, but also find out more about the big policy issues being discussed and debated at conference.

Our DH Lounge will be unveiled next Wednesday 14 October!
Our DH Lounge will be unveiled in all its glory next Wednesday 14 October!

This year, we are pleased to be hosting NHS England’s Better Care Fund Support Team.

They're looking forward to hearing and sharing your integration successes and challenges - as their Deputy Programme Director, Terry Willows explains:


Terry Willows: 'We want to hear your successes and challenges in joining up health and care services.'
Terry Willows: 'We want to hear your successes and challenges in joining up health and care services.'

"I’m really looking forward to NCAS this year. It’s a great chance for me and the team to get out and speak to those who are leading the delivery of integrated care in local communities.

We’ll be hosting a drop-in session on Thursday 15 October, 1-2pm in the DH (Bourne) Lounge area on the second floor of the venue.

We want to hear from anyone involved in delivering joined up health and care services about what your successes and challenges are on the ground, how the Better Care Fund is working in your local area, and what support you’d welcome to help deliver better care.

You may see someone wearing this badge. If so, stop them for a chat!
You may see someone wearing this badge. If you do, stop them for a chat!

We’d welcome any of you dropping by and sharing what you’re doing at a local level to join up health and social care – whether that’s a specific scheme helping people stay at home for longer, or your work on behaviours and culture change to provide an integrated workforce.

We’re really looking forward to the opportunity to have an informal chat with as many people as possible about all things integration and BCF related."

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  1. Comment by Pearl Baker posted on

    You need to start talking to Patients and Carers. This is where you will start to understand there are serious problems regarding 'integration' and a Post Code lottery will decide on the level of Health and Social Care you receive.

    'Safeguarding' is another serious issue, if you receive poor health and social care, you are more likely to fall into 'Safeguarding issues. The Public at large, Patients and Carers have little to know understanding. and certainly would have no idea who to contact if they have concerns. Patients and Carers should automatically be given information on this subject, as well as a Poster campaign in GP Surgeries. Train Stations, library's.etc

    Perhaps this should be allocated to PHE to deliver?

    I refer to 'The Better Care Fund' and would like to know who is 'monitoring' how the various vulnerable groups are receiving their 'fare share'? 'integration' what 'integration' I ask myself. No 'Care Plans' Social Workers CPNs are noticeable absent from the most vulnerable.