Health and Care Integration

  • Putting healthcare’s vision first

    27 November 2023

    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

    09 November 2023

    The Government’s progress on adult social care reform has been slammed in a damning report by the National Audit Office (NAO).

  • Nurturing integration

    17 July 2023

    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

    17 July 2023

    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

    10 July 2023

    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

    04 July 2023

    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

    26 June 2023

    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

    22 June 2023

    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

    06 June 2023

    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

    05 June 2023

    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

    30 May 2023

    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

    17 May 2023

    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

    02 May 2023

    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

    28 April 2023

    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

    11 April 2023

    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

    11 April 2023

    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

    06 April 2023

    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

    05 April 2023

    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’

    04 April 2023

    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

    04 April 2023

    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.