Integrated Care & Social Care

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...

Welsh NHS to get £100m Transformation Fund aimed at ‘driving forward integration’

07.02.18: The NHS in Wales will benefit from a new £100m fund announced by the national assembly today. Money from the Transformation Fund will be targeted at making changes to the overall systems of health and care in Wales, rather than focusi...

NNHSA: Calling for a new focus on wellness

07.02.18: Dr Brian Fisher MBE, vice-chair of the New NHS Alliance (NNHSA), looks back at the organisation’s action summit – an event known for generating disruptive ideas that are catalysts for real change. On 6 December 2017, the NNHSA h...

Integrated health: how do the case studies stack up?

02.02.18: NHE’s Seamus McDonnell explores the successes and challenges of different models of care integration currently taking place across the UK. Integrating healthcare services has been a hot-button issue in the UK for a number of years bec...

Greater Nottingham ACS: Taking care of something precious

31.01.18: Dr Stephen Shortt, GP and clinical lead for developing an accountable care system in Greater Nottingham, talks about the collective work to join up health and social care in the region. Any work to transform the NHS must begin with an hones...

Hidden in plain sight: Rob Webster on his STP

26.01.18: The strategy to join up mental, physical and social care has been bearing fruit beyond just the sustainability and transformation of the health service, says Rob Webster, chief executive of South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS FT, and leader of...

Digging the foundations for better population health

24.01.18: Unstable homes cost the NHS billions, whilst good housing schemes can relieve pressure from health services. It’s time health and housing started talking, says David Orr, chief executive of the National Housing Federation. Housing-rel...

Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

24.01.18: The NHS plays a part in the country’s wellness – but it’s far from being all that matters. Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Public Health England (PHE), lays bare to NHE’s Luana Salles his views on what truly matters to...

What reliability means to healthcare

24.01.18: SPONSORED INTERVIEW H.E. Dr Bandar Abdulmohsen Al Knawy, president of King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences and chief executive of the Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs (NGHA), talks to NHE’s Luana Salles about...

STPs a ‘step on the road’ to fixing public overreliance on the NHS

18.01.18: Sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs), accountable care systems (ACSs), accountable care organisations (ACOs) and other service-related acronyms are merely a step on the journey to recognising that inspiring good health is about...

CQC pauses routine inspections over January to help with ‘increased pressure’

17.01.18: The CQC will pause certain routine inspections of acute, urgent care and GP services this month as services struggle to cope with this year’s increased winter pressures. In a report from the regulator’s chief executive, Sir Davi...

‘Wales needs a different system of health and care’, major review finds

16.01.18: A full review of the health and care system in Wales has recommended largescale changes to provide better services for people. The document, commissioned by the Welsh Government, says change needs to happen quickly if there is to be a model...

NHS collaborates with London councils to drive improvements through new devo deal

08.01.18: London agencies are joining forces to provide a more joined up service for the capital's population. NHS organisations are working with the mayor of London, London Councils, and regional health and care leaders across the capital to bring...

Person-centred care: rhetoric or reality?

22.12.17: Andrew McCracken of National Voices, the coalition of health and care charities, takes a closer look at the state of person-centred care in present times. “Step by step over the next 10 years the NHS must be redesigned to be patient-c...

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Marx to lead gross negligence manslaughter review following Bawa-Garba case

23/02/2018Marx to lead gross negligence manslaughter review following Bawa-Garba case

Dame Clare Marx is to lead a review into how manslaughter by gross negligence is applied to medical practice, spanning every step of the process fr... more >
DHSC workforce consultation will inform joint health and care strategy due in summer

23/02/2018DHSC workforce consultation will inform joint health and care strategy due in summer

A consultation focusing on the adult social care workforce has been launched by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), in partnership wit... more >
Pressures ‘far from easing’ even as spring approaches

23/02/2018Pressures ‘far from easing’ even as spring approaches

Pressures on the NHS are intensifying despite the country now approaching the end of winter, NHS Providers has warned. The comments come in resp... more >
Social prescribing ‘must not be seen as alternative to GP investment’

22/02/2018Social prescribing ‘must not be seen as alternative to GP investment’

Social prescribing schemes must not be seen as an alternative to investing in GP services, the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) has argued. Chair of ... 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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Trusts recognise the value of the GIRFT programme – but it must remain ‘quality first’

09/02/2018Trusts recognise the value of the GIRFT programme – but it must remain ‘quality first’

Cassandra Cameron, policy advisor at NHS Providers, says trusts must be given constructive support – without fear of failure – in order for the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme to succeed. The NHS GIRFT programme aims for better value in acute hospital and mental health care by using trusts’ clinical, operat... more >
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Celebrating 75 years of healthcare

14/02/2018Celebrating 75 years of healthcare

Julian Amey, chief executive of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering & Estate Management (IHEEM), outlines what the coming year holds for ... more >
The HSIB approach to maternity investigations

14/02/2018The HSIB approach to maternity investigations

Jane Rintoul, director of strategy and policy and programme director for maternity investigations at the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (... more >
Data saves lives

14/02/2018Data saves lives

Kuldeep Sohal, programme manager at Connected Yorkshire, part of Connected Health Cities, discusses how data sharing across the north is improvin... more >
Our work can help ease A&E pressures

09/02/2018Our work can help ease A&E pressures

Last year, NICE guidelines recommended that the NHS should provide more advanced paramedic practitioners (APPs) to relieve pressure on emergency ... more >
Beyond scented candles and quick fixes

07/02/2018Beyond scented candles and quick fixes

Joni Jabbal, researcher at The King’s Fund, asks why quality improvements and innovations are failing to be adopted by the NHS. There ... more >

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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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