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Connected Care Audit, Owton Ward: An Interim Report of the Connected Care Audit Conducted by Residents of Owton Ward

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FOH496 Interim Report An interim report of the Connected Care audit conducted by residents of Owton Ward Supported by The University of Central Lancashire, Turning Point, Hartlepool Primary Care Trust, Housing Hartlepool Hartlepool Borough Council and the Department of Health Report compiled by Jez Buffin (Uclan) and Richard Kramer (Turning Point) Based on the work conducted by The Connected Care Audit Team Connected Care Audit Owton Ward January 2006 2 We are embarking on a new direction for community services in this country. The White Paper “Our Health, our care, our say: a new direction for community services”, published after the completion of the connected care audit demonstrates this government’s determination to deliver services which are fair for all and more responsive to individual needs. Our reforms are modernising the NHS to introduce more choice and more personalised care. The next challenge is to revolutionise social care services, putting people in the driving seat. We need a radical shift to emphasise care outside hospitals and closer to people’s homes. We need to focus on preventing ill health and delivering healthy communities. Many people who use the NHS have long term conditions and complex needs. They have both health and social care needs and receive care from different agencies and services, including local authorities, GPs and hospitals. These people want services that fit around their lives. They do not want to have to fit their lives around the services they need. That is why it is essential that we integrate health and social care and get people working together across service boundaries to be more responsive to people’s individual needs. We will revolutionise the way people are trained to break down the barriers between different professions. We will put people in control of their healthcare. This means better information about how to access care so that people can make more informed choices. It means putting people in control: involving pe

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