Health and Care Integration

  • Be careful what you wish for on new revenue sources

    11 September 2019

    In one province in Canada, integration has clearly not provided the complete answer to what is a financial hole familiar in the UK, says Michael Burton. But we don't have cannabis sales to help plug the gap.

  • Devolution of immigration proposed to support healthcare

    06 September 2019

    The devolution of immigration quotas to local government is among the proposals by a think-tank aimed at bolstering place-based health.

  • Hitting the accelerator on integration

    05 September 2019

    A new report launched today at the Healthcare Innovation Expo outlines 15 practical actions for accelerating integrated care. Ewan King and Fiona Russell explain how the resource aims to help practitioners make better use of available evidence.

  • Portsmouth chief to take on CCG leadership

    02 August 2019

    Proposals have been made for Portsmouth City Council’s chief to take on leadership of his Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

  • What price timidity?

    25 July 2019

    The prevention Green Paper partly tips the scales towards a fairer and more productive country, but also falls short in crucial areas, says president of the Association of Directors of Public Health, Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy.

  • Why Staffordshire dares to care

    09 July 2019

    Without a national solution, it’s likely councils will have to intervene even more in the care of the elderly. Dr Richard Harling explains why Staffordshire CC has chosen to launch its own nursing home venture

  • Is the ‘under the radar’ devolution of the NHS the future for our health and social care system?

    01 July 2019

    Phil Hope and Steve Barwick highlight a new essay collection that reveals an ‘under the radar’ trend for devolution of the NHS. They ask: is devolution the future for health and social care?

  • Enabling a single version of the truth

    18 June 2019

    Samantha Fitzgerald describes how Northamptonshire’s real time health and social care capacity tool is integrating system data to reduce pressure on accident and emergency departments and help manage capacity within adult social care.

  • Accelerating positive change with shared perspectives

    18 June 2019

    Paul Little outlines how the range of new perspectives and experiences he encountered with colleagues throughout England while on the Accelerate course has helped him rise to the challenge of setting up combined health and social care teams.

  • Lack of social care funding undermines NHS investment

    18 June 2019

    Insufficient resources in the care system will undermine investment in the NHS, new research has suggested.

  • Digital transformation must be based on a clear strategy for change

    17 June 2019

    David Newell says if the UK, and health and care services across the world, fail to adopt new technology-enabled models of care provision, current services will become even more unaffordable and unsustainable

  • Changing the system for cancer care

    05 June 2019

    Ewan King outlines how the Macmillan Local Authority Partnership Programme (MLAPP) is assessing the needs of people with cancer in a holistic way, with councils playing a crucial role as convenors

  • The sound of silence

    05 June 2019

    The history of attempts to achieve joined-up health and social care reads like a bad songbook for people of a certain age, says Martin Farrow.

  • Birmingham to scrap controversial care service reorganisation

    16 May 2019

    A long-running industrial dispute between Birmingham City Council and care workers is expected to end after reorganisation plans were dropped.

  • Salford strides ahead on integration

    15 May 2019

    Charlotte Ramsden says almost 20 years of integrated working by Salford City Council and Salford CCG is delivering better outcomes - and the majority of children's services are now included in the pooled health and care fund.

  • Integration offers chance to invest in prevention

    14 May 2019

    A new approach to investing in prevention can be achieved through the integration of health and care systems, according to a report.

  • Risk-taking in social care provision can yield results, study finds

    27 March 2019

    Councils have been urged to be more ‘courageous’ in their adult social care provision.

  • Making better discharge decisions needs a whole-system approach

    11 March 2019

    Social care and the NHS should analyse Delayed Transfer of Care (DToC) statistics on a system basis rather than at the organisational level so that their true cost becomes clear, says a new analysis from Newton. Dan Peters reports.

  • Shared values breed success

    28 February 2019

    Redbridge LBC is ranked number one in the iMPOWER adult social care productivity rankings. Cllr Mark Santos and Adrian Loades describe the council’s winning approach.

  • An overly bold strategy

    19 February 2019

    How to read the minor Manx scandal involving an alleged ‘cut and paste’ job on an integrated care strategy from over the sea in Wigan?