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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41


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NICE Guideline NG86 - People's experience in adult social care services: improving the experience of care and support for people using adult social care services

Any worker who provides support to the person and their family and carers. Practitioners include people working in all settings and in different roles - for example, social workers, health professionals and care home staff. Practitioners could also include those with designated roles, such as care coordinators or key workers.

NICE Guideline NG96 - Care and support of people growing older with learning disabilities

In this guideline, 'practitioner' is used to mean a health or social care practitioner who provides care and support for older people with learning disabilities.

Plain English definition
Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Jargon Buster

A person who works in a skilled job such as social work, nursing or medicine, providing care or support directly to people.

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