We often ignore the power of people and place, the shared unifying factors that determine our lives, when designing public services, whether they are NHS, Council, police, job centres, colleges, housing or any publicly funded body, writes Donna Hall, Chief Executive of Wigan Council.
Willow Burn Hospice in Lanchester, Durham, has selected Medstrom Healthcare to provide beds and surfaces for the new hospice wing in a move designed to improve patient care and experience.
The National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) and Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) have launched a joint publication on how adult social care and primary care can work more closely together through the primary care home (PCH) model, an established primary care network.
High Court intervenes and grants injunctions in two separate cases involving cardiologists where the employing Trust in one case had imposed continuing restrictions on practice following an investigation and in the other case, fully excluded a Professor of Cardiac Surgery, writes Jacqui Atkinson.
Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at the Care Quality Commission, on turning the organisation around and her plans for the Nursing and Midwifery Council
NHS Digital has awarded £793,000 to the Care Provider Alliance to develop new digital services for social care providers.
On 7 September, NHS England published a new model constitution for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), together with FAQs and supporting notes. This is the first time that the model has been revised and updated since it was introduced in 2012.
Deprivation of liberty and the application of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) has been a huge challenge for the health and care sector, especially since the Cheshire West Supreme Court judgment in 2014, writes Ben Troke, Partner at Browne Jacobson.