Michael worked for ten years at the Disabled Living Foundation; subsequently he worked for several years within the Social Services Inspectorate at the Department of Health. Since 1996, he has worked independently, providing legal training and consultancy, writing a number of widely used books on social and health care law and practice, and contributing a number of journal articles. He has postgraduate qualifications in law, the history of medicine and information studies.  

This workshop will consider the two major legal frameworks governing the division between health care (NHS Act 2006) and social care (Care Act 2014). It sets out the key rules, grey areas, areas of conflict, and the consequences for service users if the law is not followed. And it highlights the special area of “NHS Continuing Health Care”.

It provides tips and pointers as to what look out for, the serious shortcuts typically taken – or inadvertently drifted into - by local authorities and NHS bodies, and how to challenge these. The workshop also considers the move to greater integration between social services and the NHS – the potential benefits to service users but also the potential, serious legal pitfalls. 

Delegate rates: £120 (Tea/Coffee provided and buffet lunch provided.

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Taunton Racecourse Conference Centre
15th October & 19th November 2015

09.00-16.15 hrs

CHC: Health and Social Care Divide Lifting the Legal Lid

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