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 […]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"