SCIE news and events

  • Integration - Information sharing webinar and events 09 December 2015Open

    People’s lives can be improved if their care and support is integrated between health and social care. Successful integration can happen when information sharing, between various agencies, is improved. However, it can be a challenging task for partner organisations, so there’s now guidance available, offering support. There’s an introductory webinar on 17 December, followed, in January and February, by workshops being held in English regions. The webinar will provide an overview of the new guidance and support available. The events and the guidance have been organised by NHS England and the North of England Commissioning Support Unit on behalf of the Better Care Support Team, to support the integration of Health and Social Care organisations including Pioneer sites, Vanguards and Integrated Personal Commissioning sites. The project manager involved can be emailed: Project manager emmabarugh@nhs.net

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  • Transferring from hospital to home. New guideline launched today 01 December 2015Open

    A new NICE guideline, published today, focuses on what should happen in hospital, from admission onwards and throughout someone’s stay, so that their discharge isn’t rushed or unplanned. The guideline, developed by the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care - a partnership led by SCIE, aims to ensure that people with social care needs get the support they need to leave hospital and prevent delayed discharge from care. SCIE is keen to encourage good collaboration between health and social care. People’s experience of transition between hospital and home is a key indicator on how well integration is working.

    It’s really good that the guideline focuses on what should happen in hospital, from admission onwards and throughout someone’s stay, so that their discharge isn’t rushed or unplanned. We’re keen to encourage good collaboration between health and social care, and people’s experience of transition between hospital and home is a key indicator on how well integration is working.

    SCIE's chief executive, Tony Hunter

  • Care Act advocacy referrals ‘way below’ expected level 18 November 2015Open

    Today, Community Care is reporting that Care Act advocacy referrals are ‘way below’ the expected level and that advocacy experts fear people are being left without support to challenge council decisions about their care. Councils say they are investigating low referral numbers and working to raise awareness of advocacy support. SCIE has a dedicated section of our website looking at providing independent advocacy and the Care Act

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  • Older people with long term conditions: new guideline 04 November 2015Open

    New NICE guidelines recommend that health and social care services should work more closely together to ensure older people with social care needs and multiple long-term conditions receive effective care. The guideline also recommends that older people with social care needs and multiple long term conditions have a single, named care coordinator who acts as their first point of contact. The guideline was developed by the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care - a consortium led by the Social Care Institute for Excellence with: Research in Practice; Research in Practice for Adults; Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre); and Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU).

    Personalised, integrated care is central to good support for older people. This new guideline provides clear recommendations, backed by research, to support health and care providers and commissioners. SCIE also offers training and consultancy services to help organisations to implement these NICE guidelines.

    SCIE chief executive, Tony Hunter, speaking about the guideline,

  • Bournemouth beckons: SCIE bulletin 12 October 2015Open

    With the NCASC conference and exhibition starting on Wednesday, our new bulletin highlights some of our activity at the event. Also in the bulletin: Safeguarding course 10 Nov in London; SCIE trustees wanted; "Integration’s happening in a place near you” – blog; “Social care’s not all doom and gloom” – Guardian article

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  • Social work qualification verification 08 October 2015Open

    SCIE is now responsible for this service. The qualification verification service enables social workers who qualified before the introduction of the social work degree, but who no longer have their certificate, to apply for a letter which will verify that they hold the relevant qualification.

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