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Regional Overview - 2

Health and Social Care

This section within the full case studies aims to provide an overview of the health of over 65s in the region compared to the provision of services, in particular, the availability of NHS beds, beds in residential care homes, domiciliary care, and care provision by the Third Sector.

England

Currently the NHS is undergoing significant structural changes in England. In April 2013, around 212 Clinical Commissioning Groups and support units will replace strategic health authorities and primary care trusts. These Groups will be more responsive to the needs of local communities in conjunction with local authorities who will have the responsibility for public health. The Department of Health has issued a list of priorities in the form of an NHS Mandate to the NHS Commissioning Board which will ultimately allocate around £60bn

Currently the NHS is undergoing significant structural changes in England. In April 2013, around 212 Clinical Commissioning Groups and support units will replace strategic health authorities and primary care trusts. These Groups will be more responsive to the needs of local communities in conjunction with local authorities who will have the responsibility for public health. The Department of Health has issued a list of priorities in the form of an NHS Mandate to the NHS Commissioning Board which will ultimately allocate around £60bn per year to the Clinical Commissioning Groups. One of the Mandate priorities is ‘enhancing the quality of life for people with long-term conditions’ (eg diabetes, arthritis, asthma). As well as working towards online health records, e-consultations and appointments, significant progress is expected to be made towards three million people
with long-term conditions being able to benefit from telehealth and telecare by 2017; supporting them to manage and monitor their condition at home, and reducing the need for avoidable visits to their GP practice and hospital.

www.dh.gov.uk/health/2012/11/nhs-mandate

www.mandate.dh.gov.uk
Section 2.6 on Page 10 of the NHS Mandate – reference to telehealth and telecare
www.wp.dh.gov.uk/mandate/files/2012/11/Chapter-2.pdf

 

Wales

The Welsh Assembly Government is responsible for providing a comprehensive health service in Wales. Services are delivered through 7 Local Health Boards (LHBs) in Wales, which are responsible for planning, and delivering healthcare services [45] in their areas. www.wales.gov.uk/topics/health

 

Scotland

The Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorate aims to help people sustain and improve their health, especially in disadvantaged communities, ensuring better, local and faster access to healthcare.

The Directorate also allocates resources and sets the strategic direction for NHS Scotland and is responsible for the development and implementation of health and social care policy. www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health

 

Northern Ireland

Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland are provided as an integrated service. There are a number of organisations who work together to plan, deliver and monitor Health and Social Care across Northern Ireland.
www.dhsspsni.gov.uk/index/hss.htm

 

Current  Assisted Living Activity

The breakdown of the private companies selling products and services into the assisted living market is illustrated in Figure 2.  The chart includes companies whose primary area of business is manufacturing and / or selling the following products and services:

  1. Telecare: Telecare products and services only, includes devices and managed services
  2. Telehealth: Telehealth products and services only, includes devices and managed services
  3. Telecare and Telehealth: Combined Telecare & Telehealth products and services, includes devices and managed services
  4. Environmental Control: Home automation and Environmental Control solutions
  5. Communication aids: Including Video Conferencing solutions and products and services for people with Dementia, Learning Disabilities and Sensory loss.
  6. Care Technology: Devices and services to support care workers delivering assisted living services in the community
For further information visit the Government Procurement Services, Assistive Technologies procurement framework website: http://gps.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/contracts/rm784

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