Chief Social Worker for Adults’ annual report: 2018 to 2019

Department of Health and Social Care, March 2019

This report sets out how social workers are taking a practice leadership role in delivering safe and best outcomes for people with health and care needs and the priorities over the coming year to further raise the quality and profile of adult social work across an integrated system.  It offers examples of social workers demonstrating leadership, professional oversight and co-operation with individuals, families and the wider health and care sector.  The report also looks at the way organisations collaborate across health, community and voluntary sectors to maintain people’s quality of life and independence.

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Empowering NHS leaders to lead

Department of Health and Social Care, November 2018

This review was led by Sir Ron Kerr and explored 3 challenges faced by executive leaders across the NHS:

  • expectations and support available for leaders
  • alignment of performance expectations at the organisational and system level
  • level of administrative burden placed upon executive leaders

The review makes a number of recommendations to address these challenges.

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Prevention is better than cure: our vision to help you live well for longer

Department of Health and Social Care, November 2018

The document sets out the government’s vision for:

stopping health problems from arising in the first place
supporting people to manage their health problems when they do arise
The goal is to improve healthy life expectancy by at least 5 extra years, by 2035, and to close the gap between the richest and poorest.

A collection of case studies has been published, showing examples of good practice in preventing health problems from happening.

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Carers action plan 2018 to 2020: supporting carers today

Department of Health and Social Care, September 2018

The plan sets out the cross-government programme of work to support carers over the next 2 years.  It is structured around the following themes:

  • services and systems that work for carers
  • employment and financial wellbeing
  • supporting young carers
  • recognising and supporting carers in the wider community and society
  • building research and evidence to improve outcomes for carers

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The government response to the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme 2nd annual report

Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England, September 2018

Response that accepts the recommendations of The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme: Annual Report 2017 – University of Bristol Norah Fry Centre for Disability Studies and sets out a plan of action for each one.  The actions will help address the inequality in life expectancy between people with learning disabilities and the wider population by ensuring that staff supporting people with a learning disability understand their needs and can make adjustments to the way care is provided, to help people reach their full potential.

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Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: a green paper

Department for Health and Social Care, July 2018

This is the government’s response to the consultation on ‘Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: a green paper’.  The consultation period lasted 13 weeks from December 2017 to March 2018 and received over 2,700 responses. The response sets out what was heard over the course of the consultation; the government’s response to respondents’ views; next steps for implementing the green paper’s proposals.

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