The government has put out a paper on what they want the NHS to look like in the future. Here’s a summary of things you might like to know about what they’re claiming will happen, from a patient’s point of view. It will still be free! That’s not going to change. You’ll be able to have any GP you want. But […]Read more "The new NHS: a patient’s point of view"
As you may know, there’s a new system that’s been developed to try and protect children and vulnerable adults from abuse which means that a lot of people will have to register with an organisation called the Independent Safeguarding Authority (the ISA), possibly as well as getting CRB checks (at least in the beginning). This is a hopefully […]Read more "The vetting and barring scheme"
Several friends have asked me to translate this paper. It’s been covered in the Guardian and other papers with quite a bit of controversy, so I was quite reluctant to do a proper paper. Given it’s sensitivity for a lot of people living on disability benefits at the moment, I want you all to be extra careful when you read […]Read more "Shaping the future of care together"
The Department of Health has started a consultation on how we’re going to work out what people need when they go into health or social care, such as a home for the elderly, assisted living programmes, long term illness, that sort of thing. If you are a carer, you work in social care, or you cared for by […]Read more "Common Assessment Framework for Adults: a translation"