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The new health and care landscape

Kate Woodhead RGN DMS discusses the Health and Care Bill and what it will mean in terms of healthcare delivery – from integration of care systems to new ways of working.

The Health and Care Bill is on its way through the parliamentary process, very quietly. It will, if enacted, change the face of the NHS organisations we work for quite fundamentally. The integrated care systems emerged from the sustainability and transformation partnerships and are thus designed from the bottom-up, rather than the other model of top-down imposition. Does this mean they are better? We shall have to see...Essentially, the Bill as proposed, has removed the element of competition between providers and the key words, which relate to this brave new world, are ‘collaboration’ and ‘integration’.

The opportunity for development of the system was seen clearly during the pandemic, when local organisations worked effectively together across boundaries to deliver what the population and the emergency needed. In the cool light of day, can we rely on those collaborations to deliver what is promised and necessary? Health and Social Care are complic

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