August 3, 2018
WIHSC is delighted to announce that four Visiting appointments have been made by the Faculty of Life Sciences and Education to support the Institute in its work. WIHSC’s strategic intent is to be a key player in the development and implementation of evidence-based health and care services across the statutory, voluntary and independent sector and in order to consolidate and improve this position Professor Mark Llewellyn has brought together an expert reference group of senior colleagues to provide advice and guidance, and to act as ambassadors for WIHSC and USW. The overall purpose of these visiting roles is to allow WIHSC and the Faculty of Life Sciences and Education to maximise its impact on leaders and policy makers within the health and social care field.
Two Visiting Professors and two Visiting Fellow have been appointed as below.
June 11, 2018
Working in partnership with Arad Research, WIHSC publishes a report
adroddiad which was commissioned by SSCE Cymru to explore the experiences of Service families with children who have Special Educational Needs/Additional Learning Needs (SEN/ALN).
May 16, 2018
Published today is a WIHSC report looking at the way in which the integration of health and social care is impacting on the workforce. Public services trade union, UNISON, commissioned the report to better understand the nature of integration to date, and the ways in which integration can be accelerated in Wales.
The report provides insights from three practical examples of health and social care integration – the WIHSC team researched the experience of integration in Monmouthshire, Bridgend and Anglesey, interviewing front-line workers and strategic leaders.
The report identifies the following as enabling excellence in integrated care:
• Care should be focused on the needs of the individual
• Care providers must show strong and clear leadership and involve care staff, empowering them to take decisions in the best interests of those receiving care. Care workers should be provided with ongoing support and training.
• Care workers’ trade union representatives have an important role in the planning of caring
• Integrated care should not necessarily be seen as a ‘cost saver’ but as a ‘service improver’ which leads to effective individual care
• Acceptance achieving integrated working is mandatory not optional