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How blurring the lines between health and social care can benefit local communities – Iain Macbeath

Iain MacBeath, Director of Health and Community Services for Hertfordshire County Council

Hertfordshire has a proud record of working in partnership across health and social care. It’s not something new, and they have been doing it for over a decade as Iain MacBeath, Director of Health and Community Services Hertfordshire County Council and part of the East and North Hertfordshire vanguard explains in this blog following a session at The National Children and Adult Service Conference.

The framework for enhanced health in care homes

The framework for enhanced health in care homes
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29 September 2016

Across England, six vanguards are working to improve the quality of life, healthcare and planning for people living in care homes. One in seven people aged 85 or over is living permanently in a care home. The evidence suggests that many of these people are not having their needs properly assessed and addressed. As a result, they often experience unnecessary, unplanned and avoidable admissions to hospital, and sub-optimal medication.

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