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March 30, 2017

Integrating safety concepts in health and social care

Region: Europe Scientific publication Empowering and engaging people and communities, Reorienting the model of care, Coordinating services within and across sectors Source: Journal of Integrated Care

Keeping individuals safe from harm and exploitation is a clearly articulated goal within both the health and social care sectors. Two key concepts associated with achieving this common aim are safety and safeguarding. The purpose of this paper is to critically appraise the differences in safety terminology used in health and social care, including opportunities and challenges for greater integration of safety systems across health and social care in England.