Section 6: How can I choose between social care and health?

Roles that can be in either health or care settings

Increasingly there are roles that are bringing together health and social care. New ways of working across health and care are creating new roles and bringing professionals together to work in multi-disciplinary teams (these include workers with different roles all working closely together usually covering a geographical patch).

New roles are also being developed to enable care workers to undertake more clinical roles – these roles will have different names but include

  • Enhanced care worker
  • Health champions
  • Frailty practitioners
Social care roles
Links to role descriptions and details