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Altogether now? What next for joint working between general practice and adult social care?

HSMC, Park House
Social Sciences
Friday 6th February 2015 (09:30-16:30)
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Evelina Balandyte
Tel: +44(0)121 414 7054

At the same time as policy is emphasising the importance of 'integrated care', the abolition of PCTs and the creation of clinical commissioning groups has led to a much greater role for general practice. While there are some continuities, many areas of the country have had to work hard at developing new relationships between adult social care and general practice, in a difficult policy and financial context. Often previous relationships focused on PCT-local authority interactions and on the integration of social care and community health services, leaving the relationship with general practice relatively under-developed.

Against this background, HSMC is holding a one-day national workshop to explore barriers to and opportunities for, joint working between adult social care and general practice. With a mix of input from research and practice, there will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and debate, as well as for networking with colleagues and sites interested in similar issues. This seminar builds on national research funded by the School for Social Care Research and on educational interventions to raise awareness of each's roles and responsibilities funded by the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network.

Download a copy of the event flyer (PDF) 

Who should attend?

The workshop will be relevant for anyone working in adult social care, general practice and primary care with an interest in joint working, to policy makers/health and social care leaders seeking to deliver more integrated cared and to third sector partners seeking to ensure more joined-up responses to the needs of the people they serve.

Registration and cost

The non-residential registration fee is £295 with a reduction of 10% for members of the College of Social Work or the Royal College of General Practitioners (inclusive of all materials and refreshments).

For more details of the programme and booking form, please see the event flyer (PDF)

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