A blog from Ewan King, director of business development and delivery, the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) on using people's and communities’ strengths, skills and networks. If we just focus on services, we will miss the opportunity to foster social networks.
Seven days have passed and everything has changed. A landslide became a minority government. Two health ministers , David Mowatt and Nicola Blackwood, lost their seats. Hard Brexit might become a bit softer. Two party politics is back, for now.
But, actually, a lot of things haven’t changed at all.
Co-production has become the latest buzzword to capture the imagination of commissioners and health and social care providers, in their quest to provide genuine person centred support to the people they provide services for. Too often though, it has been reduced to being a simple rebranding of its predecessor, "user involvement", with no real or meaningful change taking place.
The new contract for England’s GPs from 2014 is a significant demonstration of two things: the increasing momentum towards joined up policy on out of hospital care, and the queasy tension it can raise for patient organisations.