Integrated Care & Social Care

NHS to increase community, mental health spends by £4.5bn as part of new digital ICS pledge

07.01.19: Spending on community healthcare will be at least £4.5bn higher five years from now, with health bodies coming together to provide joined-up care in partnership with local government as the NHS plans on having the entire of England covered...

Single chief executive chosen for eight Sussex and East Surrey CCGs

04.01.19: Eight CCGs across Sussex and East Surrey have appointed a single accountable chief executive officer. Adam Doyle has been named as the chief executive officer for all the CCGs in Sussex and East Surrey after serving the same role under the...

Croydon care agency placed in special measures after inspectors find ‘totally unacceptable’ levels of care and care worker response times

03.01.19: A Croydon home care agency has been placed into special measures after the CQC found unsafe levels of care, and, in some cases, inspectors found medicine records showing a potential overdose. The level of care at Medacs Healthcare, Croydon...

Breaking down barriers to integration

12.12.18: Anne Marie Morris, member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and MP for Newton Abbott, outlines the committee’s recent report on the barriers to integration. The PAC’s recent report into the interface between health and...

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...

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Glasgow hospital design to be reviewed after post-mortem links child’s death to pigeon infection

23/01/2019Glasgow hospital design to be reviewed after post-mortem links child’s death to pigeon infection

The Scottish health minister has ordered a review of the design of Glasgow’s flagship Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) after an i... more >
Outgoing NHS digital chief wrote ‘puff piece’ for future employer in ‘jaw-droppingly inappropriate’ behaviour

23/01/2019Outgoing NHS digital chief wrote ‘puff piece’ for future employer in ‘jaw-droppingly inappropriate’ behaviour

NHS England’s outgoing chief digital officer has been criticised for “jaw-droppingly inappropriate” behaviour after she announc... more >
Spending on agency staff has ‘increased markedly’ by 171% to cover vacancies across Welsh NHS

23/01/2019Spending on agency staff has ‘increased markedly’ by 171% to cover vacancies across Welsh NHS

NHS spending on agency staff in Wales has risen 171% in the last seven years, the majority of which is spent by the health service to provide cov... more >
Trainee GPs ‘made life decisions’ based on misleading information promising £20,000 golden hello payment

22/01/2019Trainee GPs ‘made life decisions’ based on misleading information promising £20,000 golden hello payment

Trainee GPs expecting a £20,000 golden hello incentive to train in certain areas have been denied payments after they were misled by a &ldq... 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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Gentleness: an underrated quality in effective leadership

14/01/2019Gentleness: an underrated quality in effective leadership

Dean Royles, strategic workforce advisor at Skills for Health and co-author of ‘An Introduction to Human Resource Management,’ returns to write for NHE for his blog series on effective leadership. “It is not in your top three, Dean…” The difficulty in asking for feedback is that sometimes, occasionally,... more >
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Sneak a peek into the world of risk

19/12/2018Sneak a peek into the world of risk

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) asked its members what working in risk is really like and what hints and tips they’d share with peop... more >
The NHS Assembly: A moment to reset

19/12/2018The NHS Assembly: A moment to reset

The development of the NHS long-term plan offers a reset moment: a chance to develop a credible, sector-owned blueprint designed to improve care ... more >
NHS Supply Chain: Driving the way forward

19/12/2018NHS Supply Chain: Driving the way forward

Jin Sahota spent two years at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) establishing the future operating model for the new NHS Supply Chai... more >
Leading the way: The Translational Research Collaboration for Mental Health

19/12/2018Leading the way: The Translational Research Collaboration for Mental Health

Professor John Geddes, director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre, introduces the new... more >
Under the surface of the funding settlement

19/12/2018Under the surface of the funding settlement

James Rimmer, chief finance officer and deputy CEO of NHS Southampton City CCG and co-chair of the NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) Finance For... 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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