Delayed Transfers of Care - where are we now?
Much like the fabled, Green Paper for Social Care, Delayed Transfers of Care seem to have been forgotten about. Only to be heard of in passing and used alongside much bigger stories but what should we take from this? Should we assume now that the problems have subsided and are under control? Should we take this as the delays have reduced and no longer cost the NHS nearly a billion a year? Or do we take it that other concerns have overshadowed those associated with Delayed Transfers of Care?
Will NHSx make a difference?
Sounding like an extra from the next Terminator film, the new NHS Unit (NHSx) has been tasked with, ‘Driving forward the digital transformation of health and social care’. A noble cause and one that we applaud. Fax machines belong in a museum and not within the confines of a modern healthcare organisation, especially one that deals with an average of a million patients every 36 hours.
The NHS is free and therefore, why is Social Care not?
We assume that social care will, much like the NHS be free throughout our lives and with this precedence that the NHS creates, it is an understandable assumption. We have this illusion shattered at a point in our lives. In this moment, we find out that in reality, social care is not free and it is a bone of contention that continues to follow successive governments.
Is the 350m in extra SEND funding enough to make a difference?
Local authorities across the country are battling against a consistent stem of cuts and an increase in demand. This is relevant within SEND and all other frontline services. Most headlines will showcase the difficulties that services are running through but few choose to showcase the strides that local authorities have made when it comes to reversing the effects of continual cuts.
SEND figures have increased for the third consecutive year in a row
For the third consecutive year running, the number of pupils with special education needs (SEND) has increased, moving from 14.6% to 14.9% at the start of this year. This headline figure has been garnered from the Department of Education and shows that more than 1.3 million pupils are now classed as having Special Education Needs.
Could instant messaging transform the school application experience on National Offer Day?
Over the past ten years I have seen technology grow at an astounding rate and I’m always interested in how we can apply this to improve the lives of Children and Families.
Tomorrow is National Offer Day, a day in which parents around the country receive the news they were looking for or dreading.
Children's Social Care
Birmingham Children’s Trust has launched with ECLIPSE from OLM
Birmingham City Council is the largest local authority in Europe. They represent the largest number of constituents as a single authority, at more than one million. With so many depending on them for such a wide range of services, they knew that they needed to look to technology in order to create efficiencies. This is where they found ECLIPSE and a means in which to effectively change their working practices.
OLM secures place on the G-Cloud 11 Framework
The UK Government G-Cloud Framework is an initiative targeted at easing procurement by public-sector bodies in departments of the United Kingdom Government of information technology services that use Cloud computing.
Angus Council are live with ECLIPSE
Angus Council’s ECLIPSE software goes live, enhancing systems of support for Children and Families.