Integrated Care & Social Care

STPs will not succeed where BCF has failed, warn MPs

28.04.17: MPs have slammed the government for the failure of the Better Care Fund (BCF) to achieve any of its objectives, arguing that they are unconvinced that STP planning could succeed where the BCF had failed in integrating health and social care serv...

CSU commissioned to draw up bespoke STP integration reports by May

05.04.17: NHS England has instructed a Commissioning Support Unit to draw up bespoke reports for each of the 44 STP footprints in England to set out advise how savings can be made through better integration of mental and physical health services, NHE has...

Better connection needed between STPs and BCF, argues ADASS

20.03.17: While some sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) have considered the financial impact on social care in the changing landscape, many have not, Grainne Siggins, national policy lead & trustee at the Association of Directors of Adult...

Integrated ‘streaming’ service to be introduced in all hospitals by Christmas

16.03.17: NHS England has set a goal for all hospitals with an A&E department in England to have a “comprehensive front door streaming” service in place by next Christmas. The streaming service aims to make care more efficient and tak...

STPs cannot succeed without fresh social care Budget cash, says Health Foundation

03.03.17: STPs cannot hope to succeed unless the adult social care funding gap of £2bn is addressed, a report released today by major charity the Health Foundation has revealed. The briefing analysed STP proposals to reform health and social ca...

CQC reform ‘promising, but not enough’ to save failing social care

24.02.17: The Patients Association has stated that reports to change the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC’s) role to regulate council management of social care are “promising, but not enough” to save a system in crisis. Accordin...

NAO: No compelling evidence that health integration really works

08.02.17: The government’s plan to integrate health and social care services across England by 2020 is at “significant risk” due to progress being slower and less successful than had been hoped, the National Audit Office (NAO) has warned...

Committee chairs urge PM to reach agreement on health and social care funding

06.01.17: Three House of Commons select committee chairs have urged the prime minister, Theresa May, to reach a cross-party agreement on the future of health and social care funding in a letter sent today. The letter, sent by the chairs of the Health...

May rejects initial cross-party involvement in social care review

23.12.16: A cross-party commission must be established to look at how to deliver a sustainable care system, the chair of the Health Select Committee has told Theresa May following the prime minister’s appearance before the Liaison Committee earlier...

RCM fearful that maternity services ‘not a priority’ for STPs

22.12.16: Half of all new STPs for the NHS across England do not mention or include very little detail about maternity services, the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has discovered. New analysis made by the RCM of 35 STPs out of the 44 footprints foun...

Integrated Personal Commissioning programme rolled out to six more areas

21.12.16: An NHS England scheme to transform care for millions of disabled people and those with long-term health conditions is being rolled out to six new areas across England. Birmingham and Solihull, Nottingham City, Hertfordshire, Islington, Shef...

Green light given for new £5m Manchester integrated care unit

19.12.16: A new £5m intermediate care unit at North Manchester General Hospital has received planning permission from Manchester City Council. The unit is a joint partnership between Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, which operates services at...

NHS leaders bemoan insufficient social care aid in council settlement

15.12.16: Health service leaders have welcomed the government’s decision to allow councils to access a new adult social care support grant and bring forward a planned increase in the social care precept but have warned that the measures will “...

Confed chair: NHS and councils must ‘develop different relationship’

15.12.16: The crisis in social care can only be addressed with a different relationship between health services and councils, the chair of NHS Confederation said today. In an appearance before the Communities and Local Government Committee, Stephen D...

Progress on integrated care

13.12.16: Don Redding, director of policy at National Voices, the coalition of health and care charities, looks at the challenges facing integrated care in the NHS. This year’s conference of the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFI...

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Cancer Drugs Fund delivered ‘no meaningful value’ to patients

28/04/2017Cancer Drugs Fund delivered ‘no meaningful value’ to patients

The Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) set up by David Cameron to pay for medicine for over 100,000 people was not good value for money, despite costing the... more >
Health committee urges DH to draw up plan for post-Brexit uncertainty

28/04/2017Health committee urges DH to draw up plan for post-Brexit uncertainty

The Department of Health (DH) have been told to put contingency plans in place to prepare for the effect that Brexit could have on the health and... more >
STPs will not succeed where BCF has failed, warn MPs

28/04/2017STPs will not succeed where BCF has failed, warn MPs

MPs have slammed the government for the failure of the Better Care Fund (BCF) to achieve any of its objectives, arguing that they are unconvinced... more >
Unison: NHS staff charged ‘extortionate’ rates to park at hospitals

27/04/2017Unison: NHS staff charged ‘extortionate’ rates to park at hospitals

Hospitals are charging staff, including nurses struggling with low wages, huge rates of nearly £100 a month to park, an FoI sent by Unison ... more >

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22/03/2017New additions and unexpected announcements

As NHE went to press, many of us were still recovering from the chancellor’s unexpected health announcements in his last Spring Budget.   While the sector welcomed Philip Hammond’s revelations, centered on capital funding for advanced sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) and A&E triage schemes (page 24)... read more >

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Foreign patient charges are a distraction from the real issues

Foreign patient charges are a distraction from the real issues

Vivek Kotecha, research officer at the Centre for Health and the Public Interest (CHPI), explains why the charging of foreign patients distracts from our home-grown NHS issues.  The Dep... more > more last word articles >
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Labour’s pledge to raise wages for ‘underpaid and overworked’ NHS staff

26/04/2017Labour’s pledge to raise wages for ‘underpaid and overworked’ NHS staff

Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth will today outline a major campaign pledge to axe the NHS pay cap, saying that staff are “underpaid and overworked”. The change is predicted to cost the NHS around £1bn, however Labour say that this is the price the government should pay to show hardworking NHS staff that they ar... more >
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A single approach for purchasing HCTEDs

11/04/2017A single approach for purchasing HCTEDs

Andy Leary, finance director of specialised commissioning (National) at NHS England, discusses the new system for buying and supplying high-cost ... more >
Filling the void and standardising security

07/04/2017Filling the void and standardising security

Jayne King, chair of the National Association for Healthcare Security (NAHS) and head of security, portering and reception services at Guy’... more >
Fear barriers to help-seeking in the UK

07/04/2017Fear barriers to help-seeking in the UK

Jon Paxman, 2020health senior researcher, explains why reducing fear barriers may be essential to promoting timely help-seeking, improving health... more >
Considerable scope for improving how local areas tackle smoking

07/04/2017Considerable scope for improving how local areas tackle smoking

Amanda Sandford, information manager at Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), discusses the need to strengthen local relationships in tackling smok... more >
LDRs: a critical part of STPs and sharing cross-border learning

04/04/2017LDRs: a critical part of STPs and sharing cross-border learning

Dr Masood Nazir, national clinical lead – digital transformation of general practice at NHS England and information lead & senior infor... more >

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Tight timetable for nursing associate  regulation

28/03/2017Tight timetable for nursing associate regulation

Jackie Smith, chief executive at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), talks to NHE’s David Stevenson about the challenges her organisat... more >
Improving the flow

13/02/2017Improving the flow

Glen Burley, chief executive of South Warwickshire NHS FT, explains how his organisation has been able to improve patient flow through its emerge... more >
Leadership development should be for all in health and care

07/12/2016Leadership development should be for all in health and care

Back in August, Stephen Hart joined Health Education England (HEE) as the organisation’s new director of leadership development, which incl... more >
The powerful link between staff and patient satisfaction

03/10/2016The powerful link between staff and patient satisfaction

David Behan CBE, chief executive of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), talks to NHE about the correlation between high rates of staff satisfactio... more >
Dame Fiona Caldicott: We’re not quite ready for sharing back-office function on data security

07/07/2016Dame Fiona Caldicott: We’re not quite ready for sharing back-office function on data security

NHE’s David Stevenson talks to Dame Fiona Caldicott following her much-awaited Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt-Outs. In the f... more >

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