There is a person in the patient

Care itself is an interaction between people, so the prefix of ‘person-centred’ should be implicit, but I guess we need to clarify that there is a person in the patient. Since living with severa...


Why isn’t care planning happening in the NHS?

People with long-term conditions are being short-changed by the NHS. In January 2006, a government White Paper promised that they would be given the opportunity to shape their own care plans and su...


Realising the Value

The election threw up some surprises didn’t it? One was the remarkable consensus over the crisis facing the NHS: a potential £30bn funding gap by then end of the decade. How is this to be addres...


Adrian Sieff

Getting to grips with the needs of older people

There comes a time in your life when you start to get preoccupied about what the world looks like for older people, profoundly hoping it will get better before you have to experience it for yoursel...


Jo Bibby