At the same time, the waiting time and the duration of medical examination links with opening hours and distance, and with the quality of the facilities and medical devices. The UK’s leading collaborative event for the entire health and social care community. A Health and Care Worker visa allows medical professionals to come to or stay in the UK to do an eligible job with the NHS, an NHS supplier or in adult social care.
If you want to change your job or employer, you must apply to update your visa. After 5 years, you may be able to apply to settle permanently in the UK (also known as ‘indefinite leave to remain’). This gives you the right to live, work and study here for as long as you like, and apply for benefits if you’re eligible.
To receive a better treatment at larger hospitals, participants would “go to the CHC to only ask for a referral letter; that’s why I always go to the CHC” (male, 21 y/o). As a first step to evaluate the perspectives of health care users as experts, we conducted a study to understand Jakartans’ (i.e., the citizens of Jakarta city) perceptions regarding health and sickness . We found that the Jakartans not only see health as a physical state, but also as psychological, spiritual, and the ability to perform daily activities productively states. We also found the importance of investigating the perspectives of communities to fully understand their beliefs, values, and needs, in order to provide health care services that fit the demands of the communities. Our study suggests that incorporating the perspectives of users is an important key to improve the quality of HCSs.
To overcome these obstacles, the Health Ministry periodically evaluates the quality of Health Care Services by conducting an accreditation . Any new settlement should provide secure, long-term, funding at a level to enable the social care system to operate effectively and deliver the outcomes that people want and need. The settlement needs to address immediate needs from April 2020, as well as putting the social care sector on to a sustainable path for the longer term. That will require the right funding, workforce and a diverse and stable market of providers. This will need to be supported by good quality, trusted information and advice to help people navigate the care system effectively. The Spending Review presents an essential opportunity to invest in social care at the same scale as the Government is now investing in the NHS.
Participants indicated that they would take a rest at home and ignore their pain while they observed how their sickness develops. If their condition improves, they would not seek additional treatments. They will visit a general practitioner if their illness got worse. Eligibility should be based on need and must be widened to make sure that those with unmet or under-met need have access to appropriate care and support.
The availability and distance allowed participants to “go to the clinic because the clinic is 24 hours. They were able to visit the clinic on a walking distance, so they did not need extra money. However, “(it’s) tiring to go to the hospital, (because it’s) far, moreover (it’s) expensive” (female, 42 y/o). Data was collected in four focus group discussions led by the first author in October 2017.
Download your guide to Benenden Healthcare which explains all the healthcare services we provide – what’s included, what’s excluded and how you access them. The NHS Confederation leads Health for Care, a coalition of 15 national health organisations who have joined forces to make the case for a sustainable social care system, backed up by a long-term funding settlement. In contrast, the private clinics are often open for 24 h, and they can be relatively close.
Moreover, the long distances made them less motivated to visit the CHC as they need extra time and funds.
Afterwards, the facilitator closed the discussion by thanking the participants for their contributions. Data were collected in FGDs to acknowledge people’s experience, and to capture and explore people’s ideas and perceptions on the topic at hand . The FGDs were conducted in the Indonesian language, in locations that were convenient for the respondents, and lasted for 68 min on average (min 53′-max 90′).
This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License . No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms. The FGDs were opened with a welcome, and an introductory round of the team members and the participants. The first author, who acted as a facilitator then described the general purpose of the meeting, the data confidentiality, and ensured that participants filled and signed the written informed consent form. Next, the facilitator explained the FGD procedure and established the ground rules of the FGD.