Health and Care Integration

  • Future Forum: ICSs provide chance for culture change

    13 May 2022

    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

    11 May 2022

    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

    11 May 2022

    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

    03 May 2022

    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

    29 April 2022

    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

    27 April 2022

    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

    27 April 2022

    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

    27 April 2022

    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

    26 April 2022

    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

    26 April 2022

    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

    19 April 2022

    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

    12 April 2022

    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

    12 April 2022

    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

    30 March 2022

    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.

  • Future Forum North: ‘lack of alignment’ in healthcare reforms

    24 March 2022

    A ‘frenzy’ of Government healthcare announcements has resulted in the fragmentation of integration reforms, the Future Forum North has heard.

  • Family matters

    15 March 2022

    With the findings of the independent review of children’s social care expected soon, Ann McGauran looks at what sector experts want to emerge from this once in a generation chance for transformation.

  • Future proofing the sector

    15 March 2022

    Neel Patel looks at how councils are establishing large reform programmes to meet the financial challenges.

  • Creating critical mass for emergencies

    15 March 2022

    As Integrated Care Systems gear up to take on new Civil Contingencies responsibilities, Ruth Tennant sets out four key points for them to reflect on, and examines the risks in the system.

  • HMJ: Shared outcomes for children in ICSs

    15 March 2022

    Phil Hope, former minister of state for care services and Health Devolution Commissioner, and Steve Barwick, Health Devolution Commission director and secretariat, say shared outcomes and an integrated policy framework could improve the health and wellbeing of young people

  • Leaders voice ICS frustration to minister

    11 March 2022

    Social care minister Gillian Keegan was told local authorities were being sidelined or held back from closer integration at a meeting of the Local Government Association’s councillors’ forum.