arrow_up-blue blog branches consultations events facebook-icon facebook-icon2 factsheet forum-icon forum hands key link location lock mail measure menu_plus news pdf pdf2 phone policies publications related search share subjectguide twitter-icon word instagram-icon youtube-icon

Social care in England: A guide for nursing staff

25 March 2014
Provides a brief overview of the current state of play regarding social care provision in England including: the current system and its problems; changes consequent from the Health and Social Care Act 2012; recent proposals for reforming the system and RCN policy positions in relation to some of the proposed changes.
Care needs to be assessed in a simple and nationally consistent way; advice and information is required to help families plan for the future and guide them through the system; and better integration of NHS and social care services are needed to avoid delays in discharge from hospital and transfer of care to the home setting.

If you have any comments or wish to contribute further, please email policy.international@rcn.org.uk

Page last updated - 23/03/2017