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Working together to integrate adult social care

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Jigsaw pieces being slotted together

"As people are living longer and more people than ever are living with complex needs, it is vital we look at the evidence for what works best, and what represents good value for money for the local health and care system." So says Professor Gillian Leng, Deputy Chief Executive at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as she discusses the latest NICE impact report on adult social care.

Beyond barriers to better information sharing in health and care

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As life expectancy increases, so too does the number of people living with long-term and complex conditions. Meeting their needs has become a challenge in recent years, with many relying on a wide range of different services to receive the …

Loneliness and how to cure it: the challenge of our times

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The appointment of Tracey Crouch MP as a dedicated Minister for tackling loneliness attracted interest from around the world. In this companion piece to Ewan King's post on finding small solutions to the big problem of social isolation, Shared Lives …

Prevention is better than cure: tips for effective sustainability and transformation plans

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"Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) are becoming a type of ‘planning catch-all’ for the NHS," says Ewan King in his latest blog for Social Care News. The Director of Business Development and Delivery at the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) explains how STPs …