Health and Care Integration
Putting healthcare’s vision first
Matthew Taylor says the challenge is to enable what happens in the NHS – the ‘industrial system’ – to succeed while also becoming more aligned with the wider ambition of the social model
NAO slams progress on adult social care reform
The Government’s progress on adult social care reform has been slammed in a damning report by the National Audit Office (NAO).
After the first year of the Integrated Care Systems, Professor Martin Green asks what is working well, what is not, and how can we make integration better to deliver more effective health and social care services.
Taking stock of ICSs
Integrated Care Systems have further to go, but partners recognise the need for collaborating and making the most of the opportunity they represent, says John O’Brien.
Care England calls for ICS representation
A report by Care England into the progress of Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) one year after their formation has called for provider representatives to be on every partnership or board.
Five principles to picking social care back up
The MJ has launched a Care Commission to consider the policy failures of social care. Matthew Taylor and John Ransford outline some of the thinking so far.
Digging deep for much-needed reserves
The latest Association of Directors of Adult Social Services spring survey shows a steep increase in the number of councils digging into their reserves to fund cost pressures. Ann McGauran reports.
Discharge delays overwhelming hospitals, NAO finds
Delays to patient discharges have played a key role in overwhelming hospitals, according to a report by the National Audit Office (NAO).
Now is the time for action
Ben Evans, Director at IMPOWER, discusses the future of integrated care and looks at the work the company has helped lead.
A quiet health revolution
If health is to grasp the future, there needs to be an honest conversation with the public and a shift of accountability and responsibilities, says Matthew Taylor.
Keeping pace and capitalising on opportunities
Gordon McFarlane sets out the main messages that emerged from this year’s PPMA conference, including the need to build organisational resilience.
Health and care integration: high time to get the plans off the page
Half a century on and the bold vision for a ‘pioneering health service’ in the plan for the new city of Milton Keynes is still a long way off, says Michael Bracey.
Health services' concerns over council cuts
Health services have voiced concerns over local government cost-cutting measures as both sectors grapple with constricted budgets.
Council director appointed CQC interim chief inspector
James Bullion is to join the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as interim chief inspector of adult social care and integrated care.
A great step forward
The Health Devolution Commission secretariat believes some of the Hewitt Review’s 36 recommendations are ‘must do’ changes for the Government to act on, say Phil Hope and Steve Barwick.
Unblocking the paths to integrated care
There is a lot to welcome in the Hewitt Review of Integrated Care Systems, as well as a possible first nudge towards the idea of place-based funding, says Eleanor Roy.
'Action needed now’ to safeguard Integration Joint Boards
A report published today by the Accounts Commission on IJBs during 2021-22 found ‘efficiency and transformational savings alone’ would not be enough to ‘meet future financial challenges’.
Social care fiasco needs a culture change as well as funds
Delayed discharges are just a fraction of the social care story – albeit an exorbitant one – there is a failure of the health and social care system that needs a radical overhaul, says Heather Jameson.
Hewitt Review calls for social care to be ‘national priority’
The former health secretary's report on Integrated Care Systems called for further funding and a workforce strategy for social care.
It's time to formalise districts' health role
When it comes to influencing the determinants of health, Gill Kneller believes districts are already part of the solution – but could give greater support if they had a formal statutory role in Integrated Care Systems.