‘Be innovative’ says King’s Fund chief at National Care Forum’s annual lecture

Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

King’s Fund chief executive Niall Dickson called for social care services to be more innovative when he delivered the National Care Forum (NCF) 2nd Annual Lecture in November. In a wide ranging speech that highlighted the recommendations of the Wanless Review of social care he argued for greater debate within the social care sector on the issue of future funding. “Not-for-profit services are at a crossroads with the potential to be centre stage,” said Mr Dickson who indicated that the King’s Fund had commissioned Sir Derek Wanless because social care services had been excluded from the report on health care funding and there appeared to be insufficient appreciation of the benefits of closer working between health and social care provision. NCF executive director Des Kelly said Niall Dickson’s lecture had provided much food for thought. “He reflected on his own experience in the media to highlight some important messages about the need for robust data on early intervention and prevention, improving

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