Social care green paper delayed - again
The long-awaited social care green paper has been further delayed until the autumn after repeated Whitehall insistencies it was on track.
Rising social care costs spell doom for services
Council spending on adult social care is squeezing cash out of other services, fresh analysis from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has shown.
Hospital admissions could have been avoided, say MPs
Nearly 1.5 million emergency hospital admissions could have been avoided if the right care had been in place, MPs have warned today.
Minister urges councils to implement child protection information sharing
Councils yet to sign up to a child protection information sharing system have been urged to do so.
NHS crisis for its 70th
Two major reports this month said it would not be possible to maintain current levels of health and care service provision without passing the burden on to residents through increased taxes. Sam Clayden reports.
NHS funding review must have local focus
In order to deliver a progressive, integrated health and care service that succeeds locally and nationally it is vital any central review addresses local government finance. Cllr Peter Box explains.
Social care at 'clear fork in the road'
Social care in England is at a ‘clear fork in the road’ between retaining the current system or making it free like the NHS, according to a study from two major health think-tanks.
County considers closer collaboration with NHS
Lancashire CC is considering closer collaboration with the NHS to avoid duplicating service provision and to cut costs.
Councils asked to review cyber-security preparedness
Councils across the country have been called on to share information about their cyber security resilience so that a support plan for local government can be implemented this autumn.
Integrate health and care, says Obama aide
A former adviser to President Obama says the NHS could be ‘the best health system in the world’ if it could fully integrate with social care.
Future Forum: Councils must heed auditor warnings
Local government could make the same compelling case for fresh Whitehall cash as the health sector – but must heed warnings from auditors, Sir Amyas Morse has told The MJ’s Future Forum.
Future Forum: STPs not one-size-fits-all
A top NHS chief has questioned the direction of travel, accountability and boundaries of sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs).
Future Forum: Councils to face more legal challenges from NHS
Health bosses are likely to launch more legal challenges in the future as funding pressures continue to grow, a policy expert has predicted.
Healthcare spending rises by 3.6%
Healthcare spending in the UK by government and non-government bodies trailed just below NHS inflation by rising 3.6% in 2016, according to latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.
Workforce pay parity could undermine integration - Green
The integration of NHS and care services could be undermined by a lack of progress on workforce pay parity, the chief executive of Care England warned today.
Ray James: My priorities as NHS learning disabilities director
Having been seconded from a London borough to the NHS to become the first national learning disability director, Ray James sets out his priorities.
ADASS: Green paper to 'jump-start' care finance debate
This summer's social care green paper will 'jump-start' the debate on making the sector financially sustainable, minister Caroline Dinenage has pledged.
LGA seeks cash to defend legal claim
The Local Government Association (LGA) is seeking financial support from across the sector as it prepares for a legal fight with NHS trusts over rates relief.
Councils told to be on guard post-Salisbury
Council bosses have been warned to weigh-up risks of fresh attacks from ‘hostile states’ following the Salisbury poisonings.
Devolution warning for boroughs
London boroughs have been warned they have a ‘relatively brief window of opportunity’ to influence health and social care devolution to the capital.