Integrated Care & Social Care

New £1.4m cash pot for digital projects at 18 councils looking to modernise social care

21.09.18: New adult social care funding for 18 councils across the UK has been awarded by NHS Digital, with the local authorities splitting the £1.4m cash pot to develop digital projects in support of social care. NHS Digital has revealed three...

Council and NHS consider merging into a single public authority

20.09.18: Scottish Borders Council has put forward plans for a single public authority in the region in a proposed submission to a local government review. Ahead of the council’s meeting next week, a report said the proposals aim to d...

Integrated care systems ‘need dedicated funding and law changes to succeed’

20.09.18: National health leaders need to invest time into developing appropriate legislation, reforming regulation, redesigning financial architectures and earmarking funding in order to truly support the advancement of integrated care systems (ICSs), th...

Integrated care systems held back by ‘conflicting messages’ from national bodies

20.09.18: While there have been encouraging signs of progress, integrated care systems (ICSs) are nevertheless being held back by their regulatory relationship with NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSI), as well as by sluggish regional teams who have bee...

GMHSC laments ‘limited’ integrated organisation forms and floats new care trust vehicle

19.09.18: Beyond short-term funding arrangements and traditional organisational boundaries, there are other systemic barriers that hold back the pace of health and social care integration – including a limited option of integrated organisational for...

CQC urgently shuts care home over ‘risk of harm to patients’

19.09.18: Residents of Horncastle House were forced to leave after the CQC shut down the Sussex care home due to “ineffective” care and a “risk of harm” to patients. The health inspectorate said they had no choice but to take...

Corby seeks next urgent care provider after landmark High Court legal battle

14.09.18: Work has begun to start the procurement process for Corby Urgent Care Centre (UCC) after a landmark High Court ruling rejected proposals to turn the facility into appointment-only. NHS Corby CCG announced the notice to start the procurement...

Government will 'consider proposals' for ring-fenced health and social care funding in latest response

05.09.18: The government has published its response to the Health and Social Care Committee’s calls for ring-fenced transformation funding for health and social care, claiming “it will consider proposals” for a multi-year capital plan to...

Isle of Wight NHS Trust and South Central Ambulance Service collaborate to improve patient care

30.08.18: The Isle of Wight NHS Trust (IWNHS) and the South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) announced today that they will be working together in a number of areas to improve patient service quality and “greater value for money” in the area. ...

Reduction in bed-blocking rates saves NHS £60m

22.08.18: Improvements made in returning hospital patients to adult social care has saved the NHS £60m, leaders in the sector have said. New data from NHS England highlights that there were 43,600 fewer delayed days from hospital wards to the c...

ICS Wave 2: Cumbria

25.07.18: Cumbria’s healthcare system has come a long way since being recognised as one of the most challenged health economies in England, writes Stephen Eames, leader of the North Cumbria Health and Care System and chief executive of North Cumbria...

We need to talk about governance

17.07.18: Chris Hopson, chief executive of NHS Providers, discusses the importance of board governance and accountability as we move towards local systems to deliver integrated patient care. Carillion, Enron, Arthur Anderson, Lehman Brothers…...

Police to meet with NHS Tayside over Carseview Centre drug allegations

11.07.18:  The chairman of one of Scotland’s biggest NHS regions is to meet with the police following harrowing allegations of treatment of patients in a mental health unit. Former patients at Carseview mental health facility in Dundee tol...

NAO: Health and care integration undermined by underfunded NHS and councils

04.07.18: In anticipation of the social care funding green paper, now delayed until autumn, a new report published today by the National Audit Office (NAO) has called for further and faster progression towards an individual-orientated, integrated service...

CQC review shows ‘urgent need for real change’ to outdated health and care system

04.07.18: Following comprehensive reviews of 20 local authority areas, the CQC has called for a new approach to the way the country runs health and care services. The ‘Breaking Barriers’ report followed people’s journeys through the...

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NHS wins landmark drug ruling which could save millions of pounds

21/09/2018NHS wins landmark drug ruling which could save millions of pounds

The NHS has won a landmark legal battle which could save the health service “hundreds of millions a year” after defeating two interna... more >
Partnership forged between pharma body and academic health network in new five-year deal

21/09/2018Partnership forged between pharma body and academic health network in new five-year deal

A new five-year partnership aimed at accelerating the introduction and uptake of transformative biomedical innovations in the NHS has been agreed... more >
Trust chief executive resigns amidst infanticide investigation

21/09/2018Trust chief executive resigns amidst infanticide investigation

The chief executive of the Countess of Chester Hospital FT (COCH) has resigned amid an ongoing police investigation into eight baby deaths in its... more >
New £1.4m cash pot for digital projects at 18 councils looking to modernise social care

21/09/2018New £1.4m cash pot for digital projects at 18 councils looking to modernise social care

New adult social care funding for 18 councils across the UK has been awarded by NHS Digital, with the local authorities splitting the £1.4m... 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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Lord Darzi: Seize the opportunity

19/09/2018Lord Darzi: Seize the opportunity

Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham is the Paul Hamlyn chair of surgery at Imperial College, a surgeon working in the NHS and, from 2007-09, was health minister under Labour. Here, he highlights the importance of innovation in the NHS, and the exciting prospects it might bring if we’re brave enough to seize the opportunities ahead. S... more >
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The Hospital Energy Project

19/09/2018The Hospital Energy Project

The Hospital Energy Project is an ambitious engineering scheme to replace outdated systems at Oxford University NHS FT’s hospitals and redu... more >
Social media's role in health

19/09/2018Social media's role in health

Social media has a massive role to play in health – infection prevention and control in particular, write Brett Mitchell, professor of nurs... more >
Dickson: Hancock finds an NHS in need of digital rebirth

19/09/2018Dickson: Hancock finds an NHS in need of digital rebirth

Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, takes a look at Matt Hancock's priorities and agenda around workforce, technology and pr... more >
GDEs: Never stop learning

19/09/2018GDEs: Never stop learning

Paul Charnley, director of IT and information at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS FT, discusses what his organisation has learnt from bein... more >
The age of innovation

22/08/2018The age of innovation

Dr Liz Mear, chief executive of the Innovation Agency, explains how her organisation has been enabling innovation across the NHS and what we need... 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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