Public Sector Services

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What public sector organisations provide NHS services for adults and children?
NHS Foundation Trusts and GP service
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What do NHS Foundation Trusts do?
They: run hospitals, provide mental health services, provide community health services and work in partnership with other organisations.
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What is the name of a public sector organisation which provide social care services for adults and children?
They're called local authorities; also known as councils.
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What do local authorities do?
They commission organisations to provide social care services; these include daycare and domilicary care. These kind of organisations can be in the public, private or voluntary sector. They can also be residential care homes and nursing homes.
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What aspects do local authorities help out with?
They help out with things such as: help in the home, support for carers, financial support and providing equipment to enhance independance.
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What does commissioning of services include?
Planning service specification, agreeing service procurement and monitoring delivery - continuous quality assessment.
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Give an example of where commissioning is used.
The NHS commissions primary healthcare services that deal with a range of physical, psycological and social issues.
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What is primary care?
Primary health care provides the first point of contact, such as a GP, who gives access to day-to-day services for patients and refers them to relevent specialists where needed.
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Give some other examples of primary care in the community.
Examples could be: dental practices, high street pharmacies, optometrists.
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What do NHS Foundation Trusts do?

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They: run hospitals, provide mental health services, provide community health services and work in partnership with other organisations.

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What is the name of a public sector organisation which provide social care services for adults and children?

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What do local authorities do?

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