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Health and Social Care Handbook

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ISBN13: 9781853289903
ISBN: 1853289906
Published: July 2006
Publisher: Law Society Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £54.00

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This concise and practical book provides a clear explanation of health and social care law. It is designed to help advisers navigate the extensive regulations and direct them to the key issues relevant to their clients. It outlines the duties, rights and remedies for users of health and social care, their carers and advisers, including:-

  • the overarching principles and responsibilities of the NHS and social services
  • the role of education and housing departments
  • assessments for social support services
  • the provision of health care, continuing NHS health care, community health services and charging for NHS services
  • discharge from hospital under the Community Care (Delayed Discharges) Act 2003
  • complaints procedures, disputes and remedies.
The Health and Social Care Handbook will prove invaluable to lawyers, advisers, local authorities, charities and carers responsible for giving advice to users of the health and social care system in England and Wales.

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Care Standards, Medical Law
Part I - The overarching principles and responsibilities of health and social care providers
1. Health care providers
2. Social care providers
Part II - Responsibility for the provision of social care
3. Assessment by social services
4. Service provision
5. Charging for social services care
Part III - Responsibility for the provision of health care
6. Provision of aids/appliances
7. Discharge from hospital
8. Continuing health care
9. Community health services
10. Charging for health care
Part IV - Particular groups affected by community care
11. Children and young adults
12. The mentally ill
13. The vulnerable adult
14. Asylum seekers, housing and homelessness
15. Carers
16. Capacity
Part V - Surveillance, complaints and judicial remedies
17. Health and Social Care Commissions
18. Complaints
19. The Ombudsmen
20. The Local Government Monitoring Officer
21. The Department of Health.
22. The Children's Commissioner
23. Judicial review
24. Actions and claims under the Human Rights Act 1998
25. Other international law instruments
26. Actions for damages