Integrated Care & Social Care

Stephen Hawking joins legal battle against ACOs

12.12.17: Professor Stephen Hawking has joined a legal battle against government changes to the NHS. The renowned physicist has joined the group, JR4NHS, to take legal action in an attempt to gain “proper public consultation and parliamentary s...

Scotland will see ‘record high’ £22.4m NHS winter funding

12.12.17: NHS boards across Scotland are to receive an injection of £8.4m for resilience ahead of the busy festive period, the Scottish government has announced today. The funding supports the implementation of Sir Lewis Ritchie’s report on p...

CQC praises ‘proactive’ Hartlepool services in care integration review

08.12.17: The CQC had praise for the health and care system in Hartlepool as it continued its programme of 20 targeted reviews of integrated care. The report, released today, looked into the increasingly important relationship between health and care...

NHS England: Too many organisations see health creation as ‘tick box exercise’

07.12.17: Health and social care services need to be stronger on health creation and prevention services, Michael Macdonnell has exclusively told NHE. Speaking in an interview yesterday, the NHS England national director for transforming health systems s...

Plans unveiled for 19 health hubs across Wales costing £68m

06.12.17: Plans for 19 health and care hubs across Wales have been revealed by health secretary Vaughan Gething. A total of £68m has been put aside for the projects, which will improve access to healthcare services closer to people’s home...

CQC: Beyond traditional boundaries

29.11.17: Professor Ted Baker, chief inspector of hospitals at the CQC, discusses the mixed findings of this year’s major State of Care report. This year’s State of Care report presents an analysis of the quality of health and social care...

Cross-party MPs call on government for long-term settlement for NHS

20.11.17: Calls for an NHS and Care Convention have the support of 90 MPs, including Tories. The MPs have collectively sent a letter to Theresa May and Philip Hammond pushing for a cross-party convention, to deliver a sustainable long-term settlement for...

Keogh: Single commissioning process is ‘the right way forward’

14.11.17: The best way to solve the social care crisis would be by encouraging a single commissioning process whereby NHS trusts and local authorities pool resources and budget. Speaking to NHE during a visit to Manchester, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh...

Coalition pleads with treasury for more funding to tackle health and social care crisis

30.10.17: A group made up of some of the UK’s largest health organisations has sent a letter to the Treasury pleading for greater funds to support the precarious state of NHS health care. Coordinated by the NHS Confederation, the letter warns t...

‘Airbnb’ for NHS faces ‘significant regulatory and legal hurdles’

26.10.17: The NHS is piloting a scheme that will pay home owners £1,000 a month to house hospital patients in a bid to reduce bed-blocking in hospitals. The pilot, which is still in the discussion stages, will see patients in Southend, Essex being...

CQC: hails ‘mature partnership’ between CCG and local authority

26.10.17: Integration of health and social care in Bracknell Forest, Berkshire, is working particularly effectively according to the CQC’s second local system review. The announcement is part of 20 targeted reports looking specifically at the t...

Commissioners call for better integration of MH and primary care services

12.10.17: NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) has today launched a report to share best practice in embedding mental health into primary health care. The report, ‘Of primary importance: Commissioning mental health services in primary care’, hi...

How we can truly make a difference for inpatients with dementia?

17.07.17: Melanie Handley from the University of Hertfordshire outlines the findings of a new study that looked at the effectiveness of dementia care in hospitals, and what can be done to ensure better patient outcomes. At any one time, 25% of h...

Shared vision for quality social care is essential for all, says NHS Providers

12.07.17: NHS Providers have welcomed news revealed today that the CQC will join with over 100 people, organisations and national bodies involved with social care to mark a renewed effort to improve the sector. In a report called ‘Quality Matte...

NHS and council bosses at odds over divisive Better Care Fund targets

06.07.17: Two influential leaders from the NHS and local government are firmly at odds with the government’s decision to outline ‘expectations’ – in other words, targets – of how much areas will have to reduce the amount of d...

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Workforce strategy: DH has ‘turned on all the taps’, but can still do more

13/12/2017Workforce strategy: DH has ‘turned on all the taps’, but can still do more

Health Education England (HEE) has released a draft of its 10-year workforce strategy which is looking to create a long-term staffing p... more >
London trust fined after worker is killed by liquid nitrogen

13/12/2017London trust fined after worker is killed by liquid nitrogen

The death of a worker who was asphyxiated by liquid nitrogen in London in 2011 could have been prevented, says the Health and Safety Executive (H... more >
Access to treatments could reduce post-Brexit

13/12/2017Access to treatments could reduce post-Brexit

UK patients are at risk of missing out on new treatments after Brexit if a deal is not struck, experts have warned. Speaking at a Health Com... more >
Strategic investment planning

13/12/2017Strategic investment planning

Paul Turton, head of solutions development at NHS Supply Chain, looks at how trusts can unlock investment in medical equipment to alleviate finan... 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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The Refugee Doctor Initiative

The Refugee Doctor Initiative

Terry John, co-chair of the BMA & BDA Refugee Doctors and Dentists Liaison Group and chair of the union’s international committee, talks about a brilliant initiative that is proving mut... more > more last word articles >

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Ten lessons to support new care models locally

29/11/2017Ten lessons to support new care models locally

Anna Starling, policy fellow at the Health Foundation, offers the top 10 lessons for local leaders seeking to make systematic improvements across services, all based on first-hand accounts from vanguard officials. Redesigning health and social care services across traditional boundaries is not easy. Making change in complex environments, ... more >
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Strategic investment planning

13/12/2017Strategic investment planning

Paul Turton, head of solutions development at NHS Supply Chain, looks at how trusts can unlock investment in medical equipment to alleviate finan... more >
A fight worth fighting

13/12/2017A fight worth fighting

Professor Wendy Burn, president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych), laments the current lack of public understanding about severe me... more >
Developing a wellness workforce

13/12/2017Developing a wellness workforce

The entire health and care sector needs to come together to prepare for a shift towards health creation, writes Merron Simpson, chief executive o... more >
The future of the nursing workforce: what next?

13/12/2017The future of the nursing workforce: what next?

Janet Davies, chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), argues that the evidence of the importance of prioriti... more >
Strategic commissioning: what the future holds

13/12/2017Strategic commissioning: what the future holds

Julie Wood, chief executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners, looks at how the clinical commissioning landscape will change in the future after havi... 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 >
Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

02/10/2017Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

NHE interviews Gillian Fox, head of eProcurement (Scan4Safety) programme at NHS Supply Chain. How has the Scan4Safety initiative evolved sin... more >
Simon Stevens: A hunger for innovation

25/09/2017Simon Stevens: A hunger for innovation

Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, knows that the health service is already a world leader when it comes to medical advances – ... more >
Improving care at the touch of a screen

08/08/2017Improving care at the touch of a screen

When it comes to dementia, having a calm and safe environment can have a substantial impact on a patient’s quality of life. NHE’s Jos... more >

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