‘Policy healthcheck’ report calls for more transparency

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

A document produced by CCC (formerly the Continuing Care Conference) places a single national assessment instrument at the head of its recommedations for change in long term care policy. The Best Care Possible? – A CCC Policy Healthcheck asks succinct and searching questions covering all areas of care delivery including assessment, the supply of care, regulation and funding. The document calls for greater transparency in all care policy decisions, saying they must be founded on a full understanding of present and likely future care needs, and the need for realistic options that take into account the skills shortage and funding implications. CCC chairman Dr Clive Bowman said the policy healthcheck document had received wide support since its launch in early November. “The Best Care Possible? is intended to draw attention to the key issues, with a view to stimulating debate and to helping people question emerging proposals with a critical eye,” Dr Bowman told Caring Times. “I am pleased to say it has already fo

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