New year, new challenges

I wish you all a happy New Year and I hope that, like me, you have a varied and exciting year ahead of you. I am privileged to work in interesting and challenging environments alongside very talented and dedicated people. I know that some of the things that we will be dealing with this year will involve knotty problems (tax and Brexit come to mind!) but they will also be stimulating and I’m looking forward to it all.  I am particularly looking forward to the publication of the NICE guideline on improving the experience of adult social care users.  This is the culmination of over 2 years hard work by the guideline committee who have dedicated themselves to drawing up guidelines that, once implemented, will make a big difference to those who use social care.  Watch this space around February!