THE £1.5 BILLION NURSING SHORTAGE BILL

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in ERA 3 | 0 comments

NHS trusts spend £1.46 billion a year on temporary staffing to plug the nursing gap – the equivalent of salaries for 66,000 newly qualified registered nurses If existing gaps were permanently filled, trusts could save as much as £560 million a year Poor retention is highlighted as a significant factor driving the shortage, with 70 per cent of registered nurses leaving their NHS trust within 12 months of qualification   NHS trusts in...

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Third Era – A Better Care System – Design Principles and Assumptions

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A “Vision” might be an overstatement but there has to be a clear statement of aims – to improve care for all – to develop (over 2 terms) into a care system designed to increase population wellbeing through prevention, early intervention, excellent primary, secondary and tertiary planned and emergency care and long term support.  The system should be delivering outcomes comparable with the best in the world, reducing inequalities and being...

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 HOW CAN WE TURN ADULT SOCIAL CARE ROUND?

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in ERA 3 | 0 comments

 The outsourcing of public services to non-statutory providers, especially the private sector, has been the delivery model of choice in the UK for around thirty years. The budget devoted to such contracts is hard to estimate but is reckoned to be in excess of £100bn (Walker and Tizard, 2018), equivalent to about 8% of Gross Domestic Product. The model has also changed in nature over the years, moving beyond back-office functions and into...

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The Third Era of health and social care

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018 in ERA 3 | 0 comments

The Third Era group is a small network of academics, care professionals, managers and politicians who share an interest in making our health and social care systems better.  They share the view that as the era of markets and competition ends there will be a valuable opportunity to address some of the long-term issues which face our care systems. The group’s emphasis is on solutions that a progressive government could implement. The group is...

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Era 3 – A Better Care System; Design Principles and Assumptions

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 in ERA 3 | 0 comments

A “Vision” might be an overstatement but there has to be a clear statement of aims – to improve care for all – to develop (over 2 terms) into a care system designed to increase population well being through prevention, early intervention, excellent primary, secondary and tertiary planned and emergency care and long term support. The system should be delivering outcomes comparable with the best in the world, reducing inequalities and being...

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