Integrated Care & Social Care

Lord Darzi calls for establishment of regional NHS headquarters

18.06.18: A single NHS headquarters should be created through a “radical simplification” of the system, according to Lord Darzi’s review of health and care with the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). In his final report, Lord...

Social care should be free to support the NHS, say ex-government ministers

15.06.18: Elderly people should have access to free social care in an effort to take mounting stress off the NHS, former Labour and Conservative ministers have said. Similar to the British public’s access to the NHS, the government should...

Child mental health and community care to be addressed in coming year, says Stevens

14.06.18: Community care and the “mass of unmet need” of children’s mental health services will be amongst the key areas of focus for NHS England in the next year, its chief executive has said. Speaking at the NHS Confederation conv...

Wigan take ‘major step’ forward in integration of health and social care

14.06.18: Wigan has established a single commissioning function in a major step forward in the integration of health and social care. Through appointing Donna Hall, chief executive of Wigan Council, as the new accountable officer for the Wigan Clinical C...

Confed chair: Health and care funding talk just ‘hot air’ unless sectors work with each other

13.06.18: The chair of a leading NHS body has called for greater collaboration between community-based and NHS healthcare, and reinforced arguments for a 4% increase in funding to improve healthcare over the next 15 years. Speaking at the NHS Confede...

NHS funding: Waiting on white smoke

13.06.18: Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, makes the case for an integrated health and social care funding settlement. For too long the NHS has been funded by what amounts to annual bailouts. It has had to rely on short-term...

MPs call for ringfenced cash and ‘national transformation strategy’ for health and social care

11.06.18: Long-term dedicated funding for integrated health and social care services is necessary to secure a “holistic, joined-up and coordinated experience” for patients, according to a committee report. MPs in the Health and Socia...

Rage as hospitals had to endure 1.5 million ‘avoidable’ emergency admissions in last year

08.06.18: A shocking one in four patients could have avoided emergency admissions in 2016-17 if the health community had worked more effectively, MPs have said. Emergency admissions — deemed as “unpredictable and at short notice because o...

Milton Keynes, Bedford and Luton CCGs plan to merge

20.04.18: NHS bosses have plans to merge the CCGs of Milton Keynes, Bedford and Luton in a move which would see the three areas’ health bodies heavily integrated. The move would also mean a single accountable officer and financial officer would...

Leaders say NHS long-term settlement must include social care

18.04.18: The long-term funding settlement announced by the prime minister should include both the NHS and social care, according to a poll by NHS Confederation. The poll of NHS Confederation members found that 85% of respondents (144) thought that the l...

NHSCC and LGA launch joint tool to support integrated commissioning

13.04.18: A new tool for CCGs and councils to support improving outcomes through integrated commissioning has been unveiled yesterday. The ‘Integrated commissioning for better outcomes framework 2018’ (ICBO) has been developed from the &lsquo...

STPs to receive £760m capital funding to transform buildings and services

28.03.18: The government is to invest £760m in modernising and transforming the NHS’ buildings and services ahead of the health service’s 70th birthday in July. Announced by Jeremy Hunt today, the investment is the biggest of its ki...

Dickson: ‘New approach’ needed to pay for health and social care

12.03.18: The NHS cannot go on as it is, the NHS Confederation has warned. Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s Spring Statement, Niall Dickson, chief executive of NHS Confederation, said that the there is an opportunity for the chancellor to “signal...

Existing schemes prove strong ties between NHS and councils ‘would change everything’

22.02.18: The chance to build a strong partnership between the NHS and local government to the benefit of communities is “the greatest opportunity in 70 years” and would “change everything,” top NHS England leaders have claimed. ...

Health creation is here to stay

09.02.18: NHE’s Sacha Rowlands speaks to Michael Macdonnell, NHS England’s national director for transforming health systems, about the value of health creation when designing strong sustainability and transformation parnerships (STPs). M...

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Councillors fear identity crisis following CCG merger

22/06/2018Councillors fear identity crisis following CCG merger

Members of one of Kent’s leading councils have voiced their concerns against an upcoming merger between CCGs in the area. Cllr Wendy P... more >
Top NHS England boss to leave the organisation

22/06/2018Top NHS England boss to leave the organisation

NHS England’s chief financial officer will leave the post after 11 years. Paul Baumann CBE, who joined NHS London in 2007, and took up... more >
Most urgent primary care services ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’

22/06/2018Most urgent primary care services ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’

Over eight in 10 primary care services are providing good care, despite mounting work force and commissioning pressures, the CQC has said. A... more >
Gosport scandal: ‘Blame culture’ must end says Hunt, practice ‘probably repeated elsewhere’

21/06/2018Gosport scandal: ‘Blame culture’ must end says Hunt, practice ‘probably repeated elsewhere’

Health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt has hit back at claims from an expert on hospital mortality that the Gosport War Memorial scand... 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 impact of NICE on cardiovascular disease prevention

06/06/2018The impact of NICE on cardiovascular disease prevention

Professor Gillian Leng, deputy chief executive and director Health and Social Care at NICE, looks into what can be done to decrease cardiovascular disease nationally and how to prevent missed opportunities in the future. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for just over a quarter of deaths and affects around 7 million people in the UK. ... more >
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Getting more out of our medicines

20/06/2018Getting more out of our medicines

Paul Chrisp, programme director of medicines and technologies at NICE, describes how the organisation is re-purposing drugs in order to improve p... more >
Under attack

20/06/2018Under attack

One attack against an NHS worker is one too many. But unfortunately, the trend in recent years has been alarmingly upwards, with no part of the N... more >
Lessons from WannaCry

20/06/2018Lessons from WannaCry

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, a member of the Public Accounts Committee, warns that the UK Government must take seriously the threat of a more soph... more >
A hostile environment

20/06/2018A hostile environment

Dr Terry John, chair of the BMA’s international committee, gives his thoughts on the government’s visa and immigration policy and its... more >
The Memorandum of Understanding: Privacy at risk

20/06/2018The Memorandum of Understanding: Privacy at risk

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Home Office and NHS Digital meant that patient data and confidentiality was being put at risk a... 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 >
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 >

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