CAT - The Health and Social Care Change Agent Team
Who where they and what did they do?
The Health and Social Care Change Agent Team (CAT) was set up in 2002 to help health and social care communities tackle the problem of patients staying in hospital longer than necessary.
Since then the remit has grown and the CAT now provides advice and support on a wide range of issues that affect the care of older people including assessment, commissioning and intermediate care.
Tasks of the team
- planning and commissioning care;
- assessing an individual's need for health and social care services
- developing better services,
- improving mental health, stroke and falls services
- Offer targeted help to health and social care communities in reducing delayed transfers of care
- Support implementation of the key aspects of the National Service Framework for Older People that impact on delayed transfers of care
- Assist with development of a more integrated approach to commissioning and provision of services, particularly in relation to intermediate care and housing. This includes exploring opportunities for developing care trusts and the use of Health Act Flexibilities.
How do I join of get involved?
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