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Your spotlight on local services

The Health and Social Care System

The health and social care system is complex. This video 'An Alternative Guide to the new NHS in England' by the Kings Fund explains in a simple and visual way how the NHS works.

The tabs below cover:

  • key health and social care organisations

  • the structure of the NHS

  • the role of Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group

  • common terms and jargon used in health and social care services

 The King's Fund have issued a very useful short animation which aims to bring integrated care to life for anyone involved in improving patient care. If those working towards integrated care can share this vision with others in their local health and care system, then there is a real chance they can make integrated care happen.


 Additionally, the Kings Fund have pulled together a range of content to help explain social care in England, including a series of short videos on what social care is, how it’s provided and paid for, and how it works with the NHS and other services. They are available on there webite HERE and includes a short video