I'm still looking for the Kings Fund analysis of how the Voluntary and social enterprise sector can provide the nhs with cost benefit value added innovative solutions to improving outcomes for patients by working in partnership with them!!! Perhaps I have missed this somewhere?
Good point Jenny. Priority areas for acute services to discharge complex care to the community is a review of timely health and social care delivery. It will always be linked and ultimately comes from the same pot. New admissions of people with a spinal cord injury are delayed because the timely discharge of some can not take place, through no fault of the specialist service. The patients are not happy and acute services need to assure a safe discharge. Happy to discuss in more detail.
It is going to be very interesting indeed to see how this develops. Working in this field with vulnerable clients really does clarify that there are great gaps in resources. I shall be watching this debate with great interest.