What will the Health and Social Care trends be in 2020?
If we could predict the future then we would be rich. We can’t but what we can do is use our near 30 years of experience in the fields of Health and Social Care to make predictions. Our experience qualifies us to share our thoughts on what the Health and Social Care trends of 2020 will potentially look like.
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.
How is SEND fairing in a pre-Brexit, post-New Year world?
2020, the year of Brexit, additional funding for the NHS, the continuation of the reign of Boris Johnson and the chance to make a change. How far you cast the net of change will depend on the political goals of the Conservative party. Whilst we hope that the needs of those who need care will be prioritised, we wonder how far this will be extended. With delays leading into the years for those seeking assistance for their children, we look into the government published report on the state of SEND.
Bi-Borough SEND Partnership - a Digital Transformation Case Study
Like all frontline services, Special Education Needs and Disabilities or SEND is coming under increased financial pressure, alongside increased awareness and pupil population. It is something that will result in nearly a billion pounds of the deficit by 2021/22. It is a problem and one that the country’s first Bi-Borough partnership for SEND has sought to solve through the implementation of technology. Vik Verma, One SEND Project Director and Deborah Brooks, One SEND Culture and Change Lead explain more.
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.
Adult Social Care
The General Election 2019 – what next?
Friday 13th rung eerily true for Jeremy Corbyn, seeing Labour lose 59 seats and handing the Conservatives its largest majority since Margaret Thatcher won a third term in 1987. A happy Christmas for Labour and Mr Corbyn this will not be. Following on from the declaration of results the Prime Minister, Mr Johnson has promised to get Brexit done and repay the faith that voters have shown him.
The London Borough of Enfield is live with ECLIPSE
The London Borough of Enfield is live with ECLIPSE Case Management to support it's adult’s services. With this launch, the London Borough of Enfield has joined a growing customer base that has invested in next-generation software to support service transformation.
Discussing the future of social care at NCAS 2019
The annual National Children and Adults Social Care Conference (NCASc) is a key event in the calendar. It is an opportunity for OLM to meet like-minded colleagues in the run-up to Christmas to discuss the key social care issues of the day. Set in the picturesque backdrop that is Bournemouth, this year’s conference has been well attended despite the upcoming election.