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Analysis

Nurse managers have a vital role in the future success of social care

The government's promised social care measures will need strong nurse leadership and joined-up thinking to work

The government's promised social care measures will need strong nurse leadership and joined-up thinking to work

Reform of social care is long overdue. It is 70 years since the National Assistance Act created the system that still exists in the UK today.

The government has promised funding reform, with a green paper expected to be published this autumn.

But there is still much that can be done by leaders in the system. A Care Quality Commission (CQC) report, Beyond Barriers: How older people move between health and social care in England, has been drawn up from a review of 20 local authorities and suggests a host of ways that nurses can help improve the provision of care.

1. Take hospital care out to people’s homes

The CQC report said there was good evidence that taking services out

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