Health and Care Integration

  • Where do councils fit into the NHS plan?

    15 January 2019

    Last week’s publication of the NHS Long Term Plan signals a fundamental shift towards community-based services and a focus on reducing health inequalities. Michael Burton looks at its implications for local government

  • NHS long term plan only offers part of the solution

    14 January 2019

    Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board Ian Hudspeth says until social care is fully funded and public health budget cuts reversed, pumping funding into the NHS continues to be the same as 'pouring water into a sink with no plug in it'.

  • Unlocking the power of people

    08 January 2019

    Donna Hall says Greater Manchester’s radical new place-based model is bringing together teams to help support each family and each person in their area.

  • Future Forum North: End 'feudal' NHS structure to create place-based service

    07 December 2018

    Work remains to reform the ‘feudal structure’ of the NHS before the full potential of health and care integration can be realised, The MJ's Future Forum North event has heard.

  • A winning approach to care and health

    04 December 2018

    St Helens MBC and its partners have addressed the pressing challenges of rising health and care demand and falling budgets with a programme that this year made it a winner in the Care and Health Integration category in The MJ Awards 2018

  • A tale of two cities

    28 November 2018

    Martin Ford examines the results of different approaches to integration of health and social care in Nottingham and Manchester

  • Partnering up for care solutions

    28 November 2018

    Health and social care workers are thin on the ground, so will a new digital tool aimed at making it easier to recruit them make a vital difference? Ann McGauran finds out

  • Top tips for working with CQC teams

    17 October 2018

    The Care Quality Commission highlighted many positive aspects of Bradford’s local health and social care system in its targeted review. Kersten England and Helen Hirst outline what they learned from the process

  • Sweet spot for the taste of honey city

    03 October 2018

    It has been a busy year for Salford City Council’s chief executive Jim Taylor, winning awards from The MJ and also becoming interim chief at neighbouring Trafford MBC, as he tells Michael Burton