Integrated Care & Social Care

Staffordshire CCGs to halve hospital beds and sell sites as part of integrated care plans

05.12.18: Four of North Staffordshire’s five community hospitals will lose their beds under controversial proposals for an overhaul of local health services as CCGs look to move to a new model of integrated care. Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffo...

Caroline Dinenage: Quality matters

05.12.18: Care minister Caroline Dinenage MP urges health and care organisations to achieve closer collaboration to improve the quality of care and support. Our population is growing, ageing and diversifying which, naturally, is something to be celeb...

Prof Ted Baker: The State of Care

28.11.18: The CQC’s chief inspector of hospitals, Professor Ted Baker, discusses the findings of this year’s State of Care report and the need for local systems to work together to prevent growing ‘care injustice.’ This year&r...

Primary and community care to be given £3.5bn boost from May’s original £20bn injection

22.11.18: Theresa May has announced a real-terms investment boost of £3.5bn a year in primary and community healthcare by 2023-24 and committed to a “growing share of spending” for out-of-hospital care as part of the NHS long-term plan. ...

CQC: Care home fined £300,000 for failing to protect residents from ‘sexual predator’

21.11.18: In a prosecution brought forward by the CQC, a care home provider has been slapped with a £300,000 fine for allowing a man with a history of sexual assault the freedom to prey on vulnerable people. Hillgreen Care Ltd was prosecuted fo...

Allied Healthcare to transfer or sell all home care contracts

19.11.18: Allied Healthcare is seeking to transfer or sell all of its home care contracts to other providers in the wake of CQC’s damning notice on its finances. The care regulator issued a warning to the major home care provider earlier this m...

‘Standing at a crossroads’: Health chief warns future of NHS integration risks being monopolised

15.11.18: Addressing delegates as his organisation’s summit, the chief executive of NHS Partners Network David Hare has warned today that “it’s decision time for NHS integration.” Hare outlined the options going forward in reg...

Priti Patel campaigns for integrated health facility despite ‘rowing back’ from GP surgeries

14.11.18: The MP for Witham has reaffirmed her case for the building of a new fully-integrated health facility, bringing all GP services in the constituency’s town centre together to deal with surging demand in the coming years. Priti Patel, Co...

NHS nursing vacancies could top 51,000 by the end of Brexit transitional period

07.11.18: The NHS could be short by 51,000 nurses, enough to staff 45 hospitals, by the end of the Brexit transition period, according to a new report from a coalition of 36 health and social care organisations. The ‘Brexit and the Health and S...

Home care provider Allied Healthcare’s future at risk amid funding crisis

06.11.18: The CQC has reported that Allied Healthcare has only been able to confirm it has funding to survive until 30 November, and that there has been no assurance that the company has or will have the investment to ensure it can operate beyond this dat...

‘Grossly unfair’ pay rise risks undermining health and social care integration, NHS Confederation warns

05.11.18: National efforts to integrate health and care services will be undermined if the government fails to award thousands of health and care staff with pay rises, the NHS Confederation has warned. The government announced in March a pay-rise for...

Trust named as the preferred bidder for controversial £450m community services contract

30.10.18: West London NHS Trust has been announced as the preferred bidder to deliver its community services as part of a £450m contract for 10 years from 2019. Ealing CCG revealed the trust as the lead provider, pending approval by NHS England...

Your NHE 2018 Budget Round-Up

29.10.18: Philip Hammond has announced a number of mental health initiatives as part of £2bn funding, £650m for social care and money for air ambulances and mentally ill veterans in his Budget for 2018. The chancellor confirmed that the N...

Councils receive over 5,000 requests for adult social care daily

24.10.18: Local authorities receive 5,100 new requests for adult social care support every day, a total of 1.8 million requests in 2017-18. The figure is a 1.6% increase from 2016-17, with over 70% of the requests coming from people aged 65 and over...

How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

24.10.18: A dedicated national social care service could be a potential solution to surging demand burdening acute health providers over the winter months, the new president of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has suggested. In an interview with...

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Nine out of 10 NHS trusts revealed to have asbestos in hospitals

10/12/2018Nine out of 10 NHS trusts revealed to have asbestos in hospitals

An investigation has found that nine out of 10 NHS trusts say they have hospitals containing asbestos. Of the 211 trusts who responded to FO... more >
‘Archaic’ and ‘absurd’ fax machines banned across the NHS

10/12/2018‘Archaic’ and ‘absurd’ fax machines banned across the NHS

The NHS has been banned from buying fax machines by the health secretary who has ordered a complete phase-out of the outdated machines by April 2... more >
Major IT supplier agrees to pay NHS millions of pounds over service failures

07/12/2018Major IT supplier agrees to pay NHS millions of pounds over service failures

A multimillion-pound settlement deal has been reached between NHS Digital and EMIS Group after the private IT supplier admitted to providing misl... more >
Hancock announces £1bn of extra funding for upgrades to NHS facilities

07/12/2018Hancock announces £1bn of extra funding for upgrades to NHS facilities

An extra £963m of funding for 75 projects to improve health facilities across the NHS has been announced by Matt Hancock, with mental healt... more >

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25/09/2017A hotbed of innovation

This edition of NHE comes hot on the heels of this year’s NHS Expo which, once again, proved to be a huge success at Manchester Central. A number of announcements were made during the event, with the health secretary naming the second wave of NHS digital pioneers, or ‘fast followers’, which follow the initial global digital e... read more >

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Hard to be optimistic

Hard to be optimistic

Rachel Power, chief executive of the Patients Association, warns that we must be realistic about the very real effects of continued underfunding across the health service. It’s now bey... more > more last word articles >

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The good, the bad, and the potential of social media

05/12/2018The good, the bad, and the potential of social media

Vicki Nash, head of policy and campaigns at Mind, assesses the impact of social media on the nation’s wellbeing. Few days go by without a story in the press about the negative effect of social media on mental health. It seems obvious: people, especially children and young people, are often seen staring at their mobile phones rather ... more >
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Are we doing enough to accelerate self-care?

05/12/2018Are we doing enough to accelerate self-care?

Dr Selwyn Hodge, co-chair of the Self Care Forum, makes the case for the further reach of self-care, and for it to be embedded into our everyday ... more >
The future of commissioning

05/12/2018The future of commissioning

Julie Wood, chief executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners, reacts to Matt Hancock’s recent comments regarding commissioning. “Co... more >
Caroline Dinenage: Quality matters

05/12/2018Caroline Dinenage: Quality matters

Care minister Caroline Dinenage MP urges health and care organisations to achieve closer collaboration to improve the quality of care and support... more >
Technology first

05/12/2018Technology first

With the latest policy document from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) heralding a new ‘technology-first’ ethos for the... more >
Prof Ted Baker: The State of Care

28/11/2018Prof Ted Baker: The State of Care

The CQC’s chief inspector of hospitals, Professor Ted Baker, discusses the findings of this year’s State of Care report and the need ... more >

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How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

24/10/2018How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

A dedicated national social care service could be a potential solution to surging demand burdening acute health providers over the winter months,... more >
RCP president on new Liverpool college building: ‘This will be a hub for clinicians in the north’

24/10/2018RCP president on new Liverpool college building: ‘This will be a hub for clinicians in the north’

The president of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has told NHE that the college’s new headquarters based in Liverpool will become a hu... more >
Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

24/01/2018Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

The NHS plays a part in the country’s wellness – but it’s far from being all that matters. Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Pu... more >
Cutting through the fake news

22/11/2017Cutting through the fake news

In an era of so-called ‘fake news’ growing alongside a renewed focus on reducing stigma around mental health, Paul Farmer, chief exec... more >
Tackling infection prevention locally

04/10/2017Tackling infection prevention locally

Dr Emma Burnett, a lecturer and researcher in infection prevention at the University of Dundee’s School of Nursing and Midwifery and a boar... more >

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