Older people challenge health and care services to provide more coordinated care and refrain from labelling them as ‘frail’

I’m Still Me: a narrative for coordinated support for older people is published today and sets out how coordinated – or integrated – care and support looks and feels to older people and is written from their point of view. 

National Voices joins new alliance in health and social care

National Voices has joined forces with some of the most influential bodies in health and social care to champion the transformation of support provided for people with long-term health conditions. 

National Voices responds to Health Service Journal Commission on Hospital Care For Frail Older People

Don Redding, Director of Policy at the charity coalition National Voices, says: 

“National Voices welcomes the Health Service Journal Commission and in particular its emphasis on better relational care, involvement in decisions as the core of good patient experience, and focusing on the person not just the illness. 

“It is not helpful to polarise this debate by pitting ‘integrated care’, which is often seen as ‘community-based’, against acute care. Coordinated care is coordinated care, whatever array of services a person may need at a given time. Person centred coordinated care should include people’s use of hospital services, and transitions across settings. 

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