Government fully backing health and care integration
The Government is fully backing the integration of health and social care, a policy lead at the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) has insisted.
The journey towards wellbeing
Five years since the transfer of public health responsibilities to local authorities, Paul Najsarek, SOLACE lead for wellbeing and chief executive of Ealing LBC, reflects on the journey.
Ray James: My priorities as NHS learning disabilities director
Having been seconded from a London borough to the NHS to become the first national learning disability director, Ray James sets out his priorities.
ADASS: DToC focus has consequences
The focus on delayed transfers of care compromises a strategic approach, a Care Quality Commission (CQC) official has warned.
ADASS: Green paper to 'jump-start' care finance debate
This summer's social care green paper will 'jump-start' the debate on making the sector financially sustainable, minister Caroline Dinenage has pledged.
Big data for health and social care planning?
In this, the first article in a series for The MJ, Andy Begley looks at how data might be used in future to better serve the health and care needs of communities.
New principles of care
The prospect of personal health budgets for social care, highlighted by Jeremy Hunt as part of his seven key principles for social care reform, is an exciting one, says Ewan King.
Seven steps to social care improvement
The social care green paper announcement has reinforced the work that needs to be done to make the system work. Sam Clayden explains.
Pressure for a commission to study funding options for health and care
A cross-party group of 98 MPs is pressing the Government to set up a Parliamentary Commission of Health and Social Care, in order to drive major reform of funding and delivery of public health and care services in the UK.
Devolution warning for boroughs
London boroughs have been warned they have a ‘relatively brief window of opportunity’ to influence health and social care devolution to the capital.
Hunt hints at green paper contents
Health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt has said a debate with the public is needed about where funding should come from in future.
One Croydon Alliance is showing results
Croydon's One Alliance has transformed the way agencies work to reduce hospital admissions and improve older people's quality of life. Cllr Louisa Woodley explains.
How info sharing is improving help for Troubled Families
Stephen Curtis explains why information sharing is crucial to public service reform, while Stuart Bolton and Imogen Heywood take us through the key learning from new research in Staffordshire and Oldham.
Fears raised over £2bn emergency care fund 'crisis spending'
Most emergency social care cash has been spent on tackling immediate crises, a new study has found.
Government backs DoLS replacement
The Government has said it ‘agrees in principle’ that the current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) system should be ‘replaced as a matter of pressing urgency’.
Multi-disciplinary teams are at the heart of effective integrated care
Ewan King explains the importance of multi-disciplinary teams to effective integration, arguing that without them, organisations are unlikely to deliver better care outcomes.
White Van Man on ... a healthy lifestyle
This country is getting obsessed with health.
Why implementation is a barrier to care funding reforms
Simon Bottery breaks down the findings of a timely new report assessing the pros and cons of the various adult social care funding reforms mooted ahead of this summer’s green paper.
Social prescription is reducing demand in Wealden
Charles Lant explains how a unique collaboration between the council and the local GP has led to a dramatic reduction in local demand.
Can charities bridge the health divide?
Dan Corry argues that local authorities can collaborate more closelywith the third sector to deliver better health services for their communities