Category Archives: social policy

Democracy, planning and a socialist health service.

Further to my piece on Manchester’s “Health Devolution”, I thought it worth returning to something I wrote over 4 years ago, in rather different times.  The question that I didn’t try to answer in last week’s piece was “what’s the … Continue reading

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DevoManc, DevoMancHealth and the perils of techno-fixes.

Now syndicated on the Socialist Health Association blog         This week’s big news in Manchester is that the devolution of direct responsibility for significant areas public spending to the city-region will now be augmented by the devolution … Continue reading

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What do we already know about Integrating Health and Social Care?

The Socialist Health Association has just published this piece on their blog.  It is a response to recent discussions on the integration of health and social care based on my long term experience of developing and managing such integration. Read … Continue reading

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What is most important? Reflections on support arrangements for people who are intellectually disabled.

Today, 26th November, 2014, something unusual has happened.  The national news of the day includes quite a lot of coverage of the abject failure of the health and social care system, and the government, to do what it was supposed … Continue reading

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Convivial Social Policy?

updated 21 November, 2014 As part of the Steady State Manchester project, I’ve been trying to do some work on the implications of a post-growth society and economy for social policy.  This is a real cross-over question for me having … Continue reading

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