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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

Single assessment process

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Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Jargon Buster

An attempt to coordinate assessment and care planning across the NHS and councils, so that procedures aren't repeated and information is shared appropriately. It was introduced because people sometimes have a wide range of needs and can end up being assessed more often than necessary, and information can end up getting lost. The single assessment process is widely used for older people, and increasingly for other adults with care needs.

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