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Identify and discuss current trends in the Healthcare sector

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Pink form Identify and discuss current trends in the Healthcare sector William Beveridge had a vision of ?social reconstruction and social progress?. In 1942 he set out a plan to end what he called the ?five giant evils?. He identified them as want, disease, ignorance, squalor and idleness, his report was called the ?Social Insurance and Allied Services?. He proposed that everyone in work would pay a contribution into the state insurance fund. In 1946 the National Insurance Act was passed and payment into it became compulsory. The National Health Service was introduced on the 5 July 1948; the principles at its heart were of a long-held ideal that ?good healthcare should be available to all, regardless of wealth?. Sixty years on this core principle still remains at the heart of the National Health Service and it has grown to become one of the largest publicly funded health organisations.(NHS Choices, 2012).On July 10 2010, the NHS White Paper is introduced by the government. This is a vision of how the government would like the NHS to progress and is followed by the Health and Social Care Act in 2011.This paper is fundamentally the biggest change the NHS has seen since the start of it in 1948. (Nuffield Trust, 2012).The ageing population and dementia care are placing great demands on an already stretched National Health Service. In this essay I will be discussing the implication of the Health and Social Care Act, and how this is affecting the NHS, its employees and care of the elderly. ...read more.

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He told the House of Lords that the treatment these older people received was ?worse than you might get in prison?. (Oliver, 2012) Care minister Norman Lamb has said that the care sector is not ?fit for purpose?. In a damming report he stated that there was a ?significant lack of corporate accountability for the quality of care?. He also questioned whether the Care Quality Commission Group (CQC) which was formed in 2009 to regulate quality in a number of services in the NHS had the necessary skills and expertise to thoroughly scrutinise these services. (Lamb, 2012) Chief executive of the NHS Confederation, Mike Farrar also voiced concerns about the readiness of the CQC.In a major survey carried out by the NHS confederation board, 69% of respondents questioned lacked faith in the CQC. Mike Farrar also states that these new national organisations need to work together instead of creating unnecessary conflict. (Farrar, 2012) The Health and Social care Act 2012, will introduce the new health and wellbeing boards. They are part of the government?s plan to ?improve the health and wellbeing of the local community?. The pivotal part of the board is to create a current NHS. The board will link together the clinical commission groups and local councils. They will undertake the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) and will collaborate together on how best to deal with the community?s health and care. (DH, 2012) Richard Humphries, wrote an article for the Kings fund and stated that he sees this as a positive move and felt that this will offer communities a ?platform on which local system leadership can grow?. ...read more.

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