January 10


09:00 am - 10:30 am

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Report 1: Integrating Health & Social Care: a National Care Service:

Currently a shortage of about 120,000 care workers means 300,000 people are waiting for local authorities to assess their needs or provide care. A lack of care home places also continues to cause bed blockages within the NHS. Integration, covering commissioning structures and budgets, seems increasingly the government’s solution to the crisis. Yet understanding how co-ordination should operate, and how local authorities should continue to play a role in local delivery, will all be important questions that need answers. At the same time, the role of patient data and assistive technology must also be taken into account when ensuring that the patient journey across any newly integrated health and care service is as smooth as possible. Housing and the importance of the wider care environment, especially the need to involve local authorities, while also better prioritising preventative care pathways, must also be part of a far bigger conversation about what reform should cover. If integration of social care and health is just another top-down reorganisation, moving commissioning and budgetary powers, it will likely fail; the work of the PPP Social Care Network and this report will be to give it the greatest chance of success by highlighting how the entire social care ecosystem must be taken into account.

At the same time as engaging fully with the White Paper, PPP would seek for this report to be the first assessment of the ability to deliver the reforms set out in the White Paper and go further in its recommendations for reform

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  • 10 Jan, 2022 09:00 - 10:30 BST
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