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NHS NEWS – Cross-party commission to address the crisis in the NHS

Almost 100 MPs have called on Theresa May to establish a cross-party commission to address the crisis in the NHS and in social care.

A letter sent to the Prime Minister calls for a parliamentary commission and signatories include 21 select committee chairmen and 30 former ministers.

The move is an attempt to break the “political deadlock” that has blocked repeated attempts to determine how to organise and fund services to cope with Britain’s ageing population.

The MPs say they are “seriously worried” the Government’s promised green paper on social care will fail to make progress and instead called for an approach examining the system as a whole.

Health Select Committee chairwoman Sarah Wollaston said: “We call on the Government to act with urgency and to take a whole system approach to the funding of the NHS, social care and public health.

“On behalf of all those who rely on services, we need to break down the political barriers and to agree a way forward.”

Qualification success

ncfeEverycare West Kent announce qualification success.

We are pleased to announce that Lisa Casey our Registered Manager has gained the following qualifications – NCFE Cache Level 5 Diploma in leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (Adults advanced practice).

Congratulations Lisa on your success.

Everycare West Kent join Hospice in the Weald scheme.

HOSPICE IN THE WEALD We are delighted to announce that Everycare West Kent is now a member of the Hospice in the Weald Federated Scheme.

As a Member of the scheme we commit to working with the Hospice in the Weald’s training team, to assist us to train and assess staff for the nationally recognised workplace training qualifications in health and social care.

As a member of the scheme we are also helping Hospice in the Weald to continue providing its vital services in transforming end of life care in West Kent and East Sussex.

Quality care matters

In the summer a bold statement of intent was published setting out a single view of high quality adult social care. The creation of commissioners, providers, staff, national bodies and people who use services, their families and carers, it was a joint commitment to making a real difference for service users, carers, families and everyone working in the sector. It was called Quality Matters.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) was one of its many contributors.  Professor Gillian Leng, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Health and Social Care at NICE believes that the delivery of effective and efficient care is dependent upon health and social care services working more closely together. Check out her views on how the system needs to change – Click here