The role of the proposed NHS Assembly in establishing the status and reality of an Integrated Care System.

Something that is true of any large organisation or service sector, is that important changes quickly become acronyms and, by the magic of becoming an acronym, the letters quickly lose the meaning of the words. In recent years the most striking example of this for me was the BCF. Within minutes of being created the Better Care Fund became the BCF. Those initials didn’t lose any meaning at all – because for many organisations BCF equalled getting some money. But they quickly lost the connotation of better care. One of my more infuriating habits I use when working with people

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