Iain MacBeath

  • Welcome to ‘the Age of Intermediate Care’

    29 April 2021

    An additional £1.3bn in COVID emergency funding last March ‘jump-started’ Intermediate Care, say Iain MacBeath and Ralph Cook. If this focus continues the results would be game-changing, they add.

  • Short-termism can be expensive

    04 November 2020

    COVID-19 has laid bare the numerous challenges faced by adult social care. Iain MacBeath, NCASC 2020 speaker on funding and reform, says now is the time to take a risk and develop the integrated services we’ve aspired to.

  • A perfect storm for care homes

    14 September 2020

    Councils must now strategically invest in services to help people stay in their own homes and negotiate jointly with their NHS partners to play a bigger role in modern nursing homes, says Iain MacBeath.

  • COVID-19: Hertfordshire’s support for care sector provides confidence for the future

    03 April 2020

    Iain MacBeath explains how Hertfordshire CC has stepped in to offer certainty and support to the care sector during COVID-19 – ‘doing the right thing by our care workers’.

  • Securing the foundations for change

    11 December 2019

    A five-year jointly-commissioned mental health and learning disability contract worth well over £300m offers a platform of stability that will enable long-term planning and investment, says Iain MacBeath.

  • Providing a clear picture of care

    01 October 2019

    By bringing financial and care quality data together to be accessed in one place in real-time, 11 councils are reaping the benefits of a regional collaboration. Iain MacBeath explains.

  • United in the social care challenge

    21 September 2016

    Working more closely with the voluntary and community sector could offer councils a new way to tackle pressure on adult social care. Iain MacBeath explains how Hertfordshire CC launched a new fund to ensure the sector receives the support it needs

  • Making a case for the precept

    11 May 2016

    Iain MacBeath explains Hertfordshire CC’s decision to deploy a 2% social care precept amid mounting staff costs and growing demand on services.

  • Getting to the Hert of health care

    08 March 2016

    Iain MacBeath explains Hertfordshire’s innovative collaboration with the NHS and how the Better Care Fund is further transforming the local approach

  • Winning hearts and minds in Herts

    19 February 2013

    Demographic pressures are adding £10m a year to Hertfordshire CC's annual adult social care bill. Iain MacBeath outlines how the county's innovations help the elderly and reduce bills through personalised advice and support for carers.