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Purpose – Care integration has been the hallmark of most proposed solutions to current and prospective challenges of health systems. However, it is an imprecise umbrella term encompassing heterogeneous models and little substantive knowledge exists on the basic mechanisms leading to positive...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to raise issues around the involvement of clinicians relevant to current policies for integrated care by reviewing a previous policy to integrate assessments. Design/methodology/approach – This paper is a review of data from a survey of specialist...
Purpose – This paper seeks to explore the relevance of strategy in health and social care. In particular, it aims to look at contrasting perspectives, generally related to either planned or emergent change. Design/methodology/approach – The paper is literature based and conceptual and, as such,...
Purpose – In 2010, the Department of Health announced its intention to pilot arrangements for independent adult social work practices to exercise local authorities' adult social care functions. Supporting legislation was not made until August 2011. This paper seeks to illustrate the legal...
Purpose – This paper seeks to provide a critique on the overall readiness of joint strategic needs assessment (JSNA) to respond to the new roles and functions proposed by the Health and Social Care Bill 2011. Design/methodology/approach – Commentary informed by a national survey of Directors of...
Purpose – The costs and benefits of patient/public involvement in health, social and political settings are important determinants of whether people and organisations participate. However, actual costs and benefits of public participation are rarely measured other than as proxies or as only...
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