Kings Fund Blog
17 April 2024

With a return to basics, is the spring Budget a game changer for NHS technology?

The key question though is whether this funding, and the associated commitments, will radically transform the NHS’s digital performance and translate into improvements in patient experience and outcomes.

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Imagineer graphic of co-production
17 April 2024

Coproduction and Personalisation

Here, Sarah takes a look at some of the context for approaching co-production and personalisation in your service, and how to start developing a strategy that incorporates these approaches.

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22 February 2024

Personalised Care in Women’s Health Strategy

Listening to women, hearing about their experiences, and crucially asking them what works for them will be critical in ensuring that the Women’s Health Strategy brings about meaningful change, and enables women to receive the Personalised Care that they, as individuals, need.

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Putting the care back into health care. BLOG front
6 February 2024

Putting the care back into health care means treating children as people not statistics

Children growing up in disadvantage are increasingly more likely to experience ill health. Rukshana Kapasi, Director of Health at Barnardo’s, explains how three integrated care systems are trialling different ways of doing things to improve outcomes for children and young people.

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Designing a social care system fit for the 21st century
4 February 2024

Designing a social care system fit for the 21st century: strengths and weaknesses of the Care Act 2014

The first part of the Care Act 2014 drew heavily on the Law Commission’s review of adult social care. The review began in 2007 and its initial terms of reference did not even refer to carers or the notion of wellbeing but both came to feature heavily in the Act,

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1 February 2024

Learning and development opportunities for social care managers

It’s vital to #KeepLearning at all stages of your career. We round-up some of the learning and development opportunities available for managers in social care.

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John Ralphs sketch
31 January 2024

Why I never use the word ‘Coproduction’ with young people

Coproduction comes from a service point of view and is a way of working to involve people who are served by services.

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Moving care closer to home:
5 October 2023

Moving care closer to home: three unanswered questions

When trying to envision the future of the health and care system in England, the difficult question to answer is not ‘What do we do?’ – the vision for care has been outlined by multiple governments in countless policy documents – but ‘How do we actually make it happen?’

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Back to basics – understanding lived experience and intersectionality in health and care
15 August 2023

Back to basics – understanding lived experience and intersectionality in health and care

There is a well-established case for involving communities and people with lived experience in health and care policy, service design and delivery.

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Social Care matters to us all Event KF
9 August 2023

Social care matters to us all

This is not a new story, but potentially one of many years of carelessness. The forgotten decades of reform that The King’s Fund blog so aptly captured, leaving social care not just the Cinderella service, but perhaps more aptly Sleeping Beauty – tucked away to slumber while everyone else moved on.

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Social Care matters to us all blog
9 August 2023

Social care matters to us all

The first part of the Care Act 2014 drew heavily on the Law Commission’s review of adult social care. The review began in 2007 and its initial terms of reference did not even refer to carers or the notion of wellbeing but both came to feature heavily in the Act

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Technology in Adult Social Care Blog
9 August 2023

Technology in adult social care: very wide potential – but only if developed in partnership

What are the key issues faced by the adult social care sector and the people who draw on its services, and how can technology help tackle them? This was the broad topic for a roundtable convened recently by The King’s Fund, sponsored by Amazon Web Services.

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