Video: What can the English social care sector learn from Japan 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 28th February 2023, after a short introduction to the project by Adelina Comas-Herrera (LSE, UK), Natasha Curry (Nuffield Trust, UK) and  Dr Margarita Estevez-Abe (Syracuse University) consider the characteristics of the Japanese 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 Japanese experience.

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

  • How some of the characteristics of the Japanese Long-Term Care system such as clear governance and well established communication channels facilitated the response to the pandemic
  • The importance of having a high degree of preparedness to deal with infectious disease outbreaks and emergencies
  • The role of stable funding in offering certainty at a time of crisis

Follow these links for the webinars on DenmarkFrance 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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