STP to ACS to ACO
Diary is used to being kept on its toes by regular acronym changes in local government – but health is even worse for shifting abbreviations.
Committees launch joint inquiry on long-term care funding
A pair of Commons select committees has joined forces to launch an inquiry on the long-term funding and provision of adult social care.
‘Fragmented’ approach to child health damaging nation, paediatricians say
The Government’s ‘fragmented’ approach to children's health is damaging the nation, paediatricians have warned.
The road ahead for the social care consultation
The social care green paper has been mired by delay and controversy. Simon Bottery weighs up the implications of shifting responsibility for the policy paper from the Cabinet Office to the Department of Health and Social Care.
Health funding wasted on short-term bailouts, watchdog warns
Extra health and social care funding is being used to tackle short-term pressures rather than long-term transformation, the National Audit Office (NAO) has warned.
Welsh councils welcome health and social care review
Welsh local authority leaders have welcomed the publication of a report into the sustainability of the health and social care system, but called for more funding.
The fall of the tri-borough
Dan Peters looks back at the events leading to the collapse of the tri-borough and asks how the three councils are going to address significant health and care inequalities across their patch.
Council leaders welcome decrease in delayed transfers
Council leaders have welcomed a reduction in the number of days patients who are ready to be discharged are left in hospital due to a lack of suitable care.
Javid: Department rebrand will not change role
Communities secretary Sajid Javid has insisted that the upgrading of social care in prime minister Theresa May's reshuffle will not affect the role of his department.
New name is a smokescreen for inaction
The new labels for the government departments responsible for local government and health and care is just another cop-out, argues Michael Burton.
Metro mayors have key role in health and wealth
Chief executive of Public Health England, Duncan Selbie, and managing director of consultancy Metro Dynamics, Ben Lucas, on the influence mayors can have.
EXCLUSIVE: Lord Kerslake calls for independent commission on social care
The former head of the Civil Service, Lord Bob Kerslake, has called for an independent commission on health and social care to open up the debate on funding care with the public.
Public sector employment figures show a rise in workers
Austerity is over judging by latest public sector employment figures which show rises in health, central government and police.
Lord Kerslake resigns in protest at underfunded NHS and social care
Lord Kerslake has resigned as chair of one of the NHS' largest hospital trusts in a high-profile protest at the underfunding of the health service and the way that it is organised.
LGA chief says BCF has 'come to end of its life'
The Better Care Fund (BCF) in its current form has ‘come to the end of it’s life’, the chief executive of the Local Government Association has claimed.
Hopson: Ignore and challenge Westminster on health and care
The NHS and local government should ‘ignore’ and ‘aggressively challenge’ unhelpful diktats from central government that are driving a wedge between local relationships, an influential health sector figure has urged.
Virgin Care drops case against Surrey
Private healthcare provider Virgin Care’s legal proceedings against Surrey CC and NHS England have been dropped.
Future Forum North 2017
All the news from our Future Forum North event, which looked at the impact of the Autumn Budget on local government, devolution, health and care integration and much more.
Jeremy Hunt urged to end 'snotty tones' amid NHS-led STP fears
Six boroughs have blasted the health sector's 'crude understanding' of social care as they manoeuvre to ‘reclaim’ the agenda within the ‘NHS-dominated’ sustainability and transformation partnerships (STP) programme.
Cross-party MPs urge May to act on social care
MPs from across the political spectrum have united to urge the Prime Minister to create an NHS and Care Convention in a bid to resolve problems in social care.