Video: What can the English social care sector learn from Denmark to recover from the COVID pandemic and become more resilient?

This is a video recording of the second of a series of four webinars reflecting on what England should learn from the experiences of the Long-Term Care (LTC) systems in Japan, France, Denmark and the Netherlands during COVID-19, as part of the Social Care COVID Resilience and Recovery project carried out by Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (CPEC) at LSE and the Nuffield Trust and funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research.

In this webinar held on the 23rd February 2023, after a short introduction to the project by Adelina Comas-Herrera (LSE, UK) and Natasha Curry (Nuffield Trust, UK), Laura Schlepper (Nuffield Trust, UK) and Professor Tine Rostgaard (Roskilde University) consider the characteristics of the Danish LTC system, the general impacts of COVID-19 on people who receive and provide care, the LTC system’s response to COVID-19 and what lessons could be learnt from the Danish experience.

The project identified as key areas for learning from the Danish experience:

  • How some of the characteristics of the Danish Long-Term Care system such as strong local governance, partnerships, integration and public and political support for LTC facilitated the response to the pandemic
  • The importance of having a well-trained and well-supported professional workforce
  • The characteristics of care homes: modern, home-like facilities
  • High-quality data and information systems

Follow these links for the webinars on France, Japan and the Netherlands.

This video is part of the ‘Covid-19 and Social Care Recovery and Resilience’ study funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), Policy Research Programme (PRP) – Recovery, Renewal, Reset: Research to inform policy responses to COVID-19 in the health and social care systems. Reference number: NIHR202333. The views expressed are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.

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