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A Government report called A poor prognosis for skills in Health and Social Care? covering the move to new approaches including enabling people to look after their own health and the use of new IT based capabilities. 

Joseph Rowntree Foundation study examining the best way of meeting the future needs of older care home residents. It confirms that training care staff in basic clinical skills can enhance health and social care provision for older people in residential homes.

A Care Quality Commission information and guidance report on supporting effective clinical supervision.

A Skills for Care report about a new job role, devised by St Monica Trust, which successfully blends nursing with care assistant duties and effectively uses resources.

Department of Health report called Delivering high quality, effective, compassionate care: Developing the right people with the right skills and the right values.

Supporting nursing in care homes, A University of York report for the Royal College of Nursing Foundation cover care home nurses and the complexity of their work.