Health and Care Integration
Financial management is key to ICS’ success
With Integrated Care Systems due to become statutory bodies on 1 July, Dr Eleanor Roy says good public financial management will be crucial to ensure outcomes and value for money are achieved.
The right conversations are more powerful than structures
Tackling issues such as delayed hospital discharges is not about structures and powers, although they can definitely help, but more about having the right conversations so we can work together in place, says Sheila Oxtoby.
Our future depends on supporting children and the young
Debates on integrated care often default to older people and hospital flow, but Rob Webster and Jenny Lingrell argue that children and young people should be seen as of parallel importance.
Putting ICSs at the heart of health equality
As Integrated Care Systems move onto a statutory footing in July, what is the best way they can tackle health inequalities? Ann McGauran reports from a recent Health Devolution Commission event.
Warning over ICSs becoming ‘cabals of self-interest’
Health and social care secretary Sajid Javid was forced to defend the new system when he appeared before MPs.
Getting on with integrated care
Greater Manchester believes the formal governance of the new integrated care system and the voice of place within it will be fundamental to its future success in narrowing health inequalities, says Tom Stannard.
Future Forum: ICSs provide chance for culture change
Integrated Care Systems (ICS) must not be ‘driven by structure,’ The MJ’s Future Forum heard today.
The ‘people’s choice’ for health and care leadership
Andrew Laird says local authorities are the driving force for the levelling up agenda through co-production with local communities, and there are many reasons why council leaders are perfect for the role of leading in health and care ‘places’.
Squaring the circle
Newly installed Association of Directors of Adult Social Services president Sarah McClinton tells Ann McGauran how she plans to ensure care workers receive the funding they require to do their best.
Taking Integrated Care Systems to the next level
Phil Hope of the Health Devolution Commission looks at emerging best practice approaches for Integrated Care Systems, including five key financial design principles that reflect collaboration rather than competition.
Bill passes as intervention powers reined in
The Health and Care Bill has officially received Royal Assent following months of wrangling between the House of Commons and House of Lords.
Driving towards great social care
Jeremy Cooper says the list of transformational change factors facing directors of adult social services may seem overwhelming, but councils have done a fantastic job at keeping focused on how to deliver great care.
Better Outcomes, Better Lives in Manchester
Bernadette Enright says Manchester is starting to see the impact of its programme of transformational change for adult social care, including improved outcomes and the ability to reinvest in services
Good financial management is the secret to successful integration
Adopting a whole-systems approach will be key to the success of Integrated Care Systems. However, to be effective this must be driven by all partners at all levels of leadership, says Rob Whiteman.
EXCLUSIVE: Barriers hold back councils from playing a strategic health leadership role
A host of barriers are hampering local government's ability to play a strategic leadership and coordination role within local health systems to improve outcomes, a new report has revealed.
Putting people first
At a time when innovation and behaviour change are needed, a number of barriers are making it harder for councils to play a strategic role within system-wide partnerships to improve health outcomes. Ann McGauran reports.
Care workforce reform should recognise the role of housing associations
Housing associations and local authorities must both be heard in the discussions shaping the future of the care workforce, says Richard Hill.
Levelling up: the digital challenge
The MJ and BT recently held a round table debate with nine leading council chief executives from the Midlands and the North to debate the challenges and opportunities from the digital revolution. Michael Burton reports.
We can’t take the pain of dementia away, but we can make it easier
East Hampshire DC's second 'dementia festival' day and its directory aren’t big budget items and aren’t directly providing healthcare – 'but they are directly helping people in our communities', says Gill Kneller.
July is just the starting line for ICS
James Arrowsmith says collaboration with local government is key to the success of Integrated Care Systems, and we will need to keep making the case for the equal role of councils.