Integrated care legal review Implications for integrated care of the Law Commission's review of adult social care law

Ed Mitchell (Solicitor and a General Editor of the Journal of Community Care Law, UK)

Journal of Integrated Care

ISSN: 1476-9018

Publication date: 10 October 2011

Abstract

Purpose

In May 2011, the Law Commission proposed wide‐ranging reform to adult social care law for England and Wales. This paper aims to identify and analyse the implications for integrated care and other forms of collaboration in health and social care.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper takes the form of an analysis of the Law Commission's final report.

Findings

The Law Commission proposes a number of changes designed to facilitate joint working between local authorities and NHS bodies in England and Wales and the Law Commission's approach marks a departure from the current reliance on consensus and soft‐edged rules such as government guidance to bring about more integrated care.

Originality/value

The paper analyses the changes to practice that would result from implementation of the Commission's recommendations.

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Citation

Mitchell, E. (2011), "Integrated care legal review Implications for integrated care of the Law Commission's review of adult social care law", Journal of Integrated Care, Vol. 19 No. 5, pp. 25-29. https://doi.org/10.1108/14769011111176725

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2011, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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