Better Care Fund learning event

Supporting localities to integrate health and social care services
Date: 
Venue: 
The King's Fund

About this event

Highlights from this event

Norman Lamb on the Better Care Fund

Norman Lamb photo

Norman Lamb photo
Norman Lamb MP, Minister for Care Services, highlights the shifts that need to happen to achieve better care: including moving from a fragmented paternalistic system to one which is joined-up and shaped around the needs of the patient, and having richer collaboration between health and care services and the wider community.

Listen to Norman's presentation

Brandon Lewis on the Better Care Fund

Brandon Lewis

Brandon Lewis
Brandon Lewis MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, explains how the Better Care Fund will support health and social care services to work more closely together in local areas.

Listen to Brandon's presentation

About this event

This learning event was aimed at local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, health and wellbeing boards, and other partners and health and social care providers that are putting plans together to access the Better Care Fund (formerly the Integration Transformation Fund). It gave attendees an opportunity to test current ideas with peers and hear from national experts on how local plans might have the greatest impact.

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The Better Care Fund

As part of the government's drive to provide better local efficiencies across services and a more co-ordinated experience of care for patients, a £3.8billion Better Care Fund will be made available in 2015/16 to support the integration of health and social care services locally.

In order to access this money local authorities and the local NHS will have to commit to joint commissioning, better data-sharing, seven-day working across health and social care services and the protection of social care services, and will require an accountable lead professional for packages of integrated care.

Whilst the Better Care Fund doesn't come into full effect until 2015/16, areas must develop a plan by March 2014 that will set out how the pooled funding will be used and the ways in which national and local targets attached to performance-related monies will be set and met.

Agenda

Breakfast workshop

Breakfast workshop supported by the conference sponsors TBS GB

Innovations in integrated care

The breakfast seminar, sponsored by TBS GB, focused on:

Identifying areas that can deliver efficiency without compromise to health care demands, and patients’ experience:

  • reducing the need for hospital based care
  • reducing condition management costs.

How integrating services, provide better outcomes:

  • understanding the implications for existing services, how that can be managed and how to achieve the best outcomes and deliver the greatest benefits
  • end-to-end technology solutions.

Session one: Plenaries

Welcome and introduction
Dr Nicola Walsh, Director, Integrated Care Programme, The King's Fund

Opportunities and challenges for the Better Care Fund
Professor Chris Ham, Chief Executive, The King's Fund

Long-term national expectations for the Better Care Fund
Brandon Lewis MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
Norman Lamb MP, Minister for Care Services

Session two: Roundtable discussions

Roundtable discussions gave delegates an opportunity to discuss specific elements of integrated care plans, engage with national experts, and gain advice from the pioneer sites.

Session three: Workshops

A: The role of health and wellbeing boards in bringing together local partners to improve commissioning
Workshop lead: Richard Humphries, Assistant Director, Policy, The King's Fund

B: Whole-system planning in Norwich
Workshop lead: Jonathon Fagge, Chief Executive Officer, NHS Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group

C: Approaches to monitoring and assessing impact of services 
Workshop lead: Veena Raleigh, Senior Fellow, Policy, The King's Fund

D: Local Government Association Better Care Fund toolkit
Workshop leads: Claire Kennedy, Managing Director, PPL Consulting, and Tom Shakespeare, Adviser, Health and Care Policy, Local Government Association

Session four: Panel discussion

The final session drew together key learning from the day and provided a platform for comments from key stakeholders.

Chair
Professor Chris Ham, Chief Executive, The King's Fund

Expert panel, including:

  • Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive, National Voices
  • Sandie Keene, President, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services
  • Sam Bennett, Programme Director, Think Local Act Personal (TLAP)
  • Dr Nikita Kanani, Integrated Care Lead, Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Care Quality Commission

Experts

Speakers and contributors

Expert speakers and contributors to the event included:

  • Brandon Lewis MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
  • Ed Scully, Deputy Director, Integrated Care, Department of Health
  • Andrew Webster, Local Government Association
  • Sandie Keene, President, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services
  • Dr Stephen Shortt GP, Clinical Lead and GP Chair, NHS Rushcliffe CCG
  • Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive, National Voices
  • Jonathon Fagge, Chief Executive Officer, NHS Norwich CCG
  • Frances Martin, Well Connected Programme Director, Worcestershire
  • Professor Chris Ham, Chief Executive, The King’s Fund
  • Dr Sam Barrell, Chief Clinical Officer, South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Ivan Ellul, Director of Partnerships, NHS England
  • Louise Hardy, Director of Pioneer, NHS South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Anne Tidmarsh, Director of Older People and Physical Disability, Kent County Council
  • Alistair Jeffs, Head of Strategic Commissioning, Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • Catherine Pollard, Pricing Development and Integrated Care Director, Monitor
  • Karen Evans, Programme Manager, Transforming Cancer and End of Life Care Programme, North Staffordshire
  • Peter Spilsbury, Deputy Managing Director and Director of Strategy Commissioning and Intelligence, Central Midlands Commissioning Support Unit
  • Sam Bennett, Programme Director, Think Local Act Personal (TLAP)
  • Dr Nikita Kanani, Integrated Care Lead, Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Care Quality Commission