Archive for category: Care Plans

Paperless Social Care: Safer, More Efficient and Already Happening

Soon, all organisations delivering government funded services will have to be paperless. The aim is for this to happen by 2020. Yet there’s no reason why paperless social care shouldn’t happen tomorrow. If we genuinely want to deliver safer, more efficient care, that transformation can’t come soon enough. Every piece of paper-based information is something that…

September 21st
2015

Integrated Health and Social Care – We Really Need to talk about Data

We’ll be at the Future of Health and Social Care Conference in Manchester on September 25. It’s an exciting opportunity to hear how various organisations in Greater Manchester are planning to make the goal of integrating and coordinating care around the needs of individual service users a reality. Some of the success factors in building…

Want to Deliver Joined-up Person-Centred Care? Then you’ll Need Joined-up Person-Centred Information!

A couple of interesting statistics for you: The number of smartphone users in the UK is expected to reach nearly 38 million this year (source Statista). The percentage of people aged 55-64 who access the internet every day is nearly 75% – up from 37% in 2006. (ONS). What has all this got to do…

Home Care Services – How Close to a Crisis are we really?

According to a review conducted by the Local Government Information Unit it’s only a ‘matter or time’ before there’s a major scandal in the domiciliary care sector similar to recent care home scandals. Even if you haven’t read the reports in the papers and on the internet I’m sure some of the issues raised will not…

July 10th
2013

Domiciliary Care – Why Service Users and Families are Central to Effective Care Planning

Person-centred care is effective care. But while it’s hard to imagine a scenario where good quality domiciliary care could be anything other than person-centred, recent research suggests that we may have a way to go before care planning becomes fully integrated into the person-centred approach.   A recent survey of a limited sample of care…

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