Ewan King

  • Putting the choice back into social care

    03 October 2023

    In difficult times we have focused less on choice and control, but this needs to drive social care reforms again, says Ewan King.

  • Shared Lives is a win-win

    01 November 2022

    Shared Lives has yet to grow to its potential and needs to be at the heart of our plans for adult social care, says Ewan King.

  • A fresh approach to adult social care in Buckinghamshire

    01 February 2022

    Buckinghamshire Council is rolling out a named worker approach across the whole of adult social care, and it is believed to be the first time this has happened in England. Elaina Quesada and Ewan King explain.

  • A place we can call home

    19 November 2021

    Deputy chief executive of the Social Care Institute for Excellence Ewan King offers a vision and a roadmap for providing more options for housing with care and support for older people.

  • Whole-system commissioning during the pandemic

    27 April 2021

    Ewan King and Naheed Chaudhry look at how discharge to assess has placed strain on relationships between councils and hospitals during COVID-19 – and at how to rebuild a health partnership with the NHS.

  • HMJ: Place-based working is here to stay

    31 March 2021

    Ewan King considers whether the Health and Care White Paper will really be the key to unleashing greater integration and collaboration between local government and the NHS.

  • Data to face the dangers ahead

    07 October 2020

    To avoid making the same mistakes in adult social care, we need to use data intelligently to plan for further waves of COVID-19, say Naheed Chaudhry and Ewan King.

  • Is COVID-19 the turning point for commissioning?

    17 August 2020

    The coronavirus crisis has tested care to the limit, but it could serve as a turning point for commissioning, writes Ewan King.

  • A plan for social care is finally coming. What should be in it?

    27 January 2020

    Having a clear view about the outcomes sought is key to drawing up a new plan for social care - and it should be developed with the sector and with people with lived experience, say Paul Burstow and Ewan King.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Adopting strengths-based approaches

    03 October 2018

    To deliver improved children’s social care, we need to focus on people’s strengths, and not just their difficulties, says Ewan King

  • There is no room for heroes in today's health and care landscape

    11 June 2018

    Ewan King explains why systems leadership is more important than ever in the age of integrated care systems.

  • New principles of care

    11 April 2018

    The prospect of personal health budgets for social care, highlighted by Jeremy Hunt as part of his seven key principles for social care reform, is an exciting one, says Ewan King.

  • Multi-disciplinary teams are at the heart of effective integrated care

    12 March 2018

    Ewan King explains the importance of multi-disciplinary teams to effective integration, arguing that without them, organisations are unlikely to deliver better care outcomes.

  • Even in difficult times, we need to encourage innovation in social care

    16 October 2017

    Despite the current financial pressures, Ewan King argues innovation is needed now more than ever.

  • An intermediate solution

    16 August 2017

    With demands increasing on hospitals and care services, good intermediate care has never been more important, writes Ewan King.

  • Brokering constructive conversations

    28 June 2017

    Co-production and engaging with residents can help implement new models of care, at a time when the issues are at their most ‘wicked’, writes Ewan King.

  • How do we support the next generation of community leaders?

    01 June 2017

    At the moment, too much money goes to the bigger care providers. Ewan King argues we must be better at building local community-based care services.

  • We need to involve people in difficult decisions about services

    15 May 2017

    Involving residents in developing, delivering and evaluating controversial proposals, such as hospital closures, from the outset can only enhance plans, argues Ewan King.