All service users should be able to access high-quality healthcare that meets their needs.

New or prospective service users should be carefully assessed to ensure that their healthcare needs can be identified. Social care staff should work closely with healthcare providers, including general practitioners, to ensure that people experience integrated care and have their health needs adequately met.

This topic covers key aspects of healthcare, including access to services, the promotion of self-care and evidence-based care.

Further information about specific areas of healthcare can be found in related topics on Needs Assessment, Care and Support Plans, Continence and Urinary Tract Care, Hearing and Sight, Slips, Trips and Falls, Tissue Viability and Care of Long-term Conditions.

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