Health and Care Integration

  • We need an entirely new approach on care

    28 July 2020

    increased technological advances mean that in the future care is far more likely to be provided in people’s homes, says Jonathan Rallings. He argues that we need to create a system which can evolve to meet these more sophisticated needs.


  • NHS to fund six weeks of care to support people at home

    22 July 2020

    The NHS is to use part of its £3bn winter pressures cash to support people at home for a six-week recovery and rehabilitation period, it has emerged.


  • COVID-19 testing is anything but strategic

    21 July 2020

    Vic Rayner says local Public Health England teams still rely on care homes to manually update them on positive COVID-19 cases, preventing meaningful learning from data – and testing outside care homes has been insufficient.


  • Councils at a crossroads: Local government in a post-COVID world

    09 July 2020

    Looking beyond the pandemic, Nazeya Hussain and other contributors put forward the case for a new local economy and a new trust-based relationship between national, regional and local government.


  • Ensuring continuity of care during COVID-19

    23 June 2020

    What happens when home isn't a safe place to be? Julie Tyas discusses how tech is becoming the eyes and ears of social workers during the pandemic.


  • CV19 – DEVO3.0

    30 March 2020

    Steve Barwick outlines three reasons why COVID-19 is creating the shift in public opinion and institutional reality that makes the next chapter of ‘better wider, deeper’ devolution more likely.


  • Our social care achievements can't be pinned to one single component

    16 March 2020

    Andrew Loades outlines the key factors underpinning Redbridge LBC’s high productivity rating and satisfaction scores for adult social care.


  • An allied approach to success in Oldham

    05 February 2020

    Dr Carolyn Wilkins outlines Oldham MBC’s journey to further health and social care integration and her ambitions for the future. She says it’s time ‘to gain an even deeper understanding of our place, assets and resources’.


  • It’s time to put health devolution under the political spotlight

    04 February 2020

    The case for a detailed analysis of how devolving health can deliver real and long-term solutions is overwhelming, says Norman Lamb.


  • 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.


  • Future Forum North: Health and care devo has been 'a good thing' for Greater Manchester

    05 December 2019

    The Greater Manchester health partnership gave Tameside the' air cover' to save £88m while reducing demand and 'creating a virtuous investment model'.


  • Breaking down the barriers between councils and the NHS

    13 November 2019

    How are HR heads overcoming the barriers to closer working between councils and the NHS? Michael Burton put questions to London borough HR leads at a recent monthly meeting.


  • 'Public outcry' needed to spur social care reform

    30 October 2019

    A ‘public outcry’ about the state of the social care system is needed to spark the political will to find solutions, a top mandarin has said.


  • Kent’s very own powerhouse

    15 October 2019

    Cllr Paul Carter has stepped down as leader of Kent CC. Now he plans to apply his energies to local care and the vocational agenda, including apprenticeships. Ann McGauran reports


  • Roll-out of mental health support for rough sleepers begins

    14 October 2019

    A £12m scheme to provide mental health support for rough sleepers has been launched.


  • Be careful what you wish for on new revenue sources

    11 September 2019

    In one province in Canada, integration has clearly not provided the complete answer to what is a financial hole familiar in the UK, says Michael Burton. But we don't have cannabis sales to help plug the gap.


  • Devolution of immigration proposed to support healthcare

    06 September 2019

    The devolution of immigration quotas to local government is among the proposals by a think-tank aimed at bolstering place-based health.


  • 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.


  • Portsmouth chief to take on CCG leadership

    02 August 2019

    Proposals have been made for Portsmouth City Council’s chief to take on leadership of his Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).


  • What price timidity?

    25 July 2019

    The prevention Green Paper partly tips the scales towards a fairer and more productive country, but also falls short in crucial areas, says president of the Association of Directors of Public Health, Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy.