Integrated Care & Social Care

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CQC review shows ‘urgent need for real change’ to outdated health and care system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

Vanguards: Stevens pledges 10-year plan, original aims failed due to trust deficits

29.06.18: An NHS scheme aimed at integrating health and social care has failed due to much of the funding being diverted to combat short-term financial pressures rather than poured into transformation, the National Audit Office (NAO) has said. NHS En...

Two new areas chosen to become local health and care record exemplars

28.06.18: Two new areas – Yorkshire and the Humber, covering West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and Humberside; and Thames Valley and Surrey, covering Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Surrey – have been chosen to becom...

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...

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Alexa at forefront of Hancock’s plans for ‘digital transformation’ at NHS

20/07/2018Alexa at forefront of Hancock’s plans for ‘digital transformation’ at NHS

Patients will be able to diagnose symptoms through the use of their Alexa device in a landmark new partnership between the NHS and Amazon. &... more >
Hancock pledges to fix ‘heart-breaking’ low staff morale: ‘I will fight for you’

20/07/2018Hancock pledges to fix ‘heart-breaking’ low staff morale: ‘I will fight for you’

In his first-ever speech since taking up the top job, new health and social care secretary Matt Hancock – who replaces Jeremy Hunt after hi... more >
NHS gets £500m tech boost to overcome ‘binary approach’ to care

20/07/2018NHS gets £500m tech boost to overcome ‘binary approach’ to care

The new health and social care secretary has outlined his plans for the future of the NHS, pledging almost half a billion pounds to the technolog... more >
MP leads calls for whistleblowing legislation to be changed: ‘We need a specific NHS law’

19/07/2018MP leads calls for whistleblowing legislation to be changed: ‘We need a specific NHS law’

A leading MP and doctor has told MPs that the current law used for whistleblowing is outdated and could potentially prevent whistleblowers from c... 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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Personal Health Records: empowering people

18/07/2018Personal Health Records: empowering people

Stewart Fishman, product manager for Personal Health Records (PHRs) at NHS Digital, writes for NHE to discuss the empowering impact PHRs can have for patients. Imagine a future where people can easily choose from a range of secure, usable, online tools to access their care records. They can add information to these tools and share it wit... more >
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Personal Health Records: empowering people

18/07/2018Personal Health Records: empowering people

Stewart Fishman, product manager for Personal Health Records (PHRs) at NHS Digital, writes for NHE to discuss the empowering impact PHRs can have... more >
NHSI Lean programme: Making common sense common practice

18/07/2018NHSI Lean programme: Making common sense common practice

Common-sense changes – such as Vital Signs, an improvement practice for the NHS – have the potential to drive improvements across the... more >
As the NHS turns 70, it’s time to get serious about transformation

18/07/2018As the NHS turns 70, it’s time to get serious about transformation

Matthew Macnair-Smith, membership and policy manager at NHS Confederation, takes a look back at the last 70 years of the NHS and argues that it&r... more >
Paul Farmer: What next for mental health?

18/07/2018Paul Farmer: What next for mental health?

Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, was the independent chair of the NHS Mental Health Taskforce that produced the Five Year Forward View for M... more >
NHS funding: Below the surface

18/07/2018NHS funding: Below the surface

Chris Hopson, chief executive of NHS Providers, welcomes the long-term funding settlement of £20.5bn for the NHS by 2023. But diving below ... 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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