Blog tagged as: Integrated care

16 November 2015 | Comments: 3

The NHS needs to effectively manage its common resources: more money and greater efficiency won't be enough. 

12 November 2015 | Comments: 2

Health has found itself caught up in government’s latest big idea. But what does devolution really mean for the NHS?

21 October 2015 | Comments: 1

Nicola Walsh reflects on three important messages that emerged from our 2015 integrated care summit.

14 October 2015 | Comments: 2

In his keynote address at our annual integrated care summit, Simon Stevens gave what was arguably his most important speech since he took up post. His speech contained three big messages.

1 October 2015 | Comments: 5

With the first anniversary of the NHS five year forward view approaching rapidly, how are new care models developing, and what are the prospects for the future?

30 September 2015

While integrating care services is part of the journey to a transformed health system, it is not the destination. Efforts to integrate care have rarely encompassed the broader health of local populations and the impact of the wider determinants of health.

16 September 2015 | Comments: 1
The coalition government outlined a framework for a network of local Healthwatch organisations, with the aim of creating a credible, representative and influential public voice in the system. So how have these organisations been developing?
24 August 2015 | Comments: 6
Although the ambitions of the care models in the US may resonate with our intentions here, we would be wise to learn from the early experiences of those who went before us, says Rachael Addicott.
10 July 2015 | Comments: 4
Care homes have operated in the shadows of public and political awareness for too long, with policy attention focused on reactions to service failure rather than the promotion of good care.
25 June 2015 | Comments: 7
The connection between housing conditions and health has a long and well-evidenced historical provenance. But if integrating health and social care is a tough nut to crack, does the prospect of engaging with another massive system risk adding another layer of complexity?
16 June 2015 | Comments: 4
Chris Ham argues that providers need to work together to form local systems of care, with leadership provided by the most experienced managers and clinicians in the NHS.
9 June 2015 | Comments: 5
Richard Humphries looks at the options for CCGs and local authorities to work together to deliver integrated commissioning of health and social care services.
19 May 2015 | Comments: 9
‘Enhanced care in care homes’, is one of the new care models set out in the NHS five year forward view. This is good news, as it's high time this issue was brought to the fore – for a number of reasons.
17 April 2015 | Comments: 2
What then are we to make of the commitments made by the three main political parties?
25 March 2015 | Comments: 5
Intellectually, the idea of working across boundaries in health care makes good sense but in practice it is not just difficult to achieve – it requires us to confront possibly our greatest flaw as a species.
19 March 2015 | Comments: 1
While integrated care clearly means change for hospital-based professionals, it is not by definition opposed to the institutional interests of hospital providers, says Chris Naylor.
2 March 2015 | Comments: 6
Last week’s announcement of plans to devolve responsibility for health and social care to statutory organisations in Greater Manchester is a bold initiative that could bring substantial benefits if implemented well.
6 February 2015 | Comments: 5
As we head towards the general election, the government’s record on the NHS will come under intense scrutiny. Our review of NHS reform argues that this has been a parliament of two halves.
1 January 2015 | Comments: 11
The NHS faces three major challenges in 2015: preparing for the spending review, achieving much closer integration of health and social care, and ensuring that the NHS has the leadership in place to deliver the highest possible standards of care within available resources.
5 November 2014 | Comments: 1
The government expects councils and NHS partners to achieve way too much, with too little, too soon, says Richard Humphries.