Reality Bites 4

Unpicking Government plans to integrate Social Care and Healthcare

By: Gowland and Tibbetts @RealityBitesQnA
Published: Monday, September 8, 2014 - 10:06 GMT Jump to Comments
           

In 1948, responsibility for social care was handed to local councils and the medical stuff to the NHS. Now the Government is launching the Better Care Fund and plans to integrate the two.

The coalition government's plans to integrate healthcare and social care are well advanced. In April next year the Better Care Fund will be launched. The Kings Fund has just published a report on how they think integration can best be achieved, how much it's going to cost and where the money can be found.

This week's National Healthcare Conversation between Ben Gowland and Joe Tibbetts sets out to pin down the hoped-for benefits and the trip hazards that might derail the whole thing.

RealityBites - The National Healthcare Conversation is a weekly podcast focussing on healthcare and UK health and care services between Ben Gowland and Joe Tibbetts.

Ben Gowland is the CEO of NHS Nene Clinical Commissioning Group and formerly Director of Service Improvement and Quality at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust. Joe Tibbetts is the publisher of the HealthCare Innovation Daily - an Information Daily online title, and is founder of the INSOMNIACS group on LinkedIn.

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