Patient centred care: it starts with a letter
COPD: a changing landscape
Children’s residential care and the need for action
The Commons Select Committee on Education has recently published its report on residential children’s homes, following the UK government’s announcements about reform of children’s homes and their regulation, made in June of last year. The Committee believes the reform programme will improve and strengthen children’s residential care, but CareKnowledge editor Jim Kennedy has a number of remaining concerns about the sector.
Last year, the Labour Party invited Sir John Oldham to form the Independent Commission on Whole-Person Care, which was asked to make recommendations about how health and care services in England could be integrated within existing resources and without another reorganisation. So what is the direction set in his report? CareKnowledge editor Jim Kennedy looks at the implications
Safeguarding lessons from the Savile report
Care leavers – who cares?
There is a long and proud tradition of specialist organisations that have championed the interests of care leavers, and there have been some improvements in the support arrangements available for them. But they remain an often neglected and highly vulnerable group. CareKnowledge editor Jim Kennedy considers whether reports from right-of-centre – and influential – think tank, the Centre for Social Justice, will succeed in pushing care leavers higher up the policy agenda.
Where now for social work education?
Sir Martin Narey’s recent report for the Education Secretary put forward radical proposals for the reform of the education of children’s social workers and suggested there is too much variability in the quality of social work education. CareKnowledge editor Jim Kennedy asks just where is social work in England heading?