Reading Time: 2 minutes A hub for all SPICe material on the National Care Service (NCS)
What is ethical commissioning and why does it matter?
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog explores ethical commissioning as part of the National Care Service (Scotland) Bill.
The National Care Service will be here soon…or will it?
Reading Time: 9 minutes This extended blog will have a brief look inside the National Care Service Bill, now it’s arrived and consider what’s in it, and, perhaps more interestingly, what is not.
Rural health and social care in Scotland
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog outlines when rural health and social care has been discussed in the Scottish Parliament and some of the recent and forthcoming developments.
Social Work Workforce FAQs
Reading Time: 4 minutes An FAQ blog on the social work workforce in Scotland.
Social work and the National Care Service
Reading Time: 4 minutes This blog discusses social work and the development of a National Care Service.
The National Care Service – what is happening next?
Reading Time: 3 minutes This blog discusses recent developments regarding the National Care Service.
Health and Social Care integration Part 2: Have data gaps been addressed?
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog will investigate localities’ health data. Localities are the smaller areas that make up the geographies of integration authorities.
Health and Social Care integration Part 1: Are Integration Authorities successfully integrating?
Reading Time: 3 minutes This blog will explore the progress of health and social care integration. It will evaluate this progress against the core suite of integration indicators and summarise progress since 2019.
An economy fit for key workers?
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blogpost looks at conditions for “key workers” in the social care and food retail sectors.