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These resources attempt to help councils decide which aspects of public health to prioritise, and what actions are most effective. Evidence and consultation Briefing: The Care Bill: Second reading in the House of Commons While we welcome the Care Bill as an important stepping stone to wider reform of care and support, it will not deliver the change needed to meet future health and care needs. Article Governors are vital to a foundation trust's success Since 2003, when the previous Health and Social Care Act created the concept of foundation trust governors, their role has been frequently debated but seen by many as offering only a weak form of accountability. Report Polypharmacy and medicines optimisation: Making it safe and sound Our report looks at the occurrence of polypharmacy - the concurrent use of multiple medications by one individual - in primary and secondary care and in care homes, and offers recommendations for improving the current system. Evidence and consultation Health Committee's 2013 accountability hearing with Monitor: Evidence submission The King's Fund's written evidence submission, informing the Health Committee's annual accountability hearing with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Commissioned report Volunteering in acute trusts in England: Understanding the scale and impact Part of a project funded by the Department of Health, this paper gauges the scale and value of volunteering in NHS acute trusts in England. Commissioned report Co-ordinated care for people with complex chronic conditions: Key lessons and markers for success Our report explores the key components of effective co-ordinated care through a study of five UK-based programmes that deliver co-ordinated care for people with long-term and complex needs. Commissioned report South Devon and Torbay: Proactive case management using the community virtual ward and the Devon Predictive Model This case study explores community virtual wards based in GP practices within South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group. Commissioned report Developing community resource teams in Pembrokeshire, Wales: Integration of health and social care in progress This case study looks at how four community-based teams in Pembrokeshire bring together professionals from health, social care and the third sector to provide care for patients at home. Evidence and consultation Health Committee's 2013 accountability hearing with the Care Quality Commission: Evidence submission The King's Fund's written evidence submission, informing the Health Committee's annual accountability hearing with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Report Revalidation: The early experiences and views of responsible officers from London This paper summarises the results of a small research study designed to capture the experiences of, and reflections on, revalidation of responsible officers in London. Article Encourage GPs to take ownership of their CCG Regardless of their shape or size, building and maintaining strong relationships with GPs is a key challenge for new clinical commissioning groups, write Holly Holder and Shilpa Ross Report Delivering better services for people with long-term conditions: Building the house of care Our paper describes a co-ordinated service delivery model – the ‘house of care’ – that aims to deliver proactive, holistic and patient-centred care for people with long-term conditions. Article How to relieve pressure on the NHS Angela Coulter writes about the house of care, a new model which places the patient at the heart of the delivery system and encourages personalised care planning. Article Supporting poorly performing NHS hospitals to improve Chris Ham comments on Jeremy Hunt's plans to ask high-performing NHS hospitals to provide support to poorly performing hospitals to enable them to improve the quality and safety of patient care. Report The quest for integrated health and social care: A case study in Canterbury, New Zealand This paper tells the story of the journey made by the District Health Board for Canterbury, New Zealand, towards its goal of providing integrated care for all. It looks at the drivers for change and the leadership values shown by key players. Commissioned report Oxleas Advanced Dementia Service: Supporting carers and building resilience This case study looks at how Oxleas Advanced Dementia Service provides care co-ordination, and specialist palliative care and support to patients with advanced dementia living at home. Article Hospitals: is bigger better? In the latest edition of our Insight magazine, we talk to Nigel Edwards, Senior Fellow at The King's Fund, about the problems often faced by smaller hospitals and how these problems could be overcome. Evidence and consultation A New Start: changes to the way the CQC regulates, inspects and monitors care: Consultation response This consultation response sets out the views of The King's Fund on changes to the way the Care Quality Commission regulates, inspects and monitors care. Commissioned report The Esteem Team: Co-ordinated care in the Sandwell Integrated Primary Care Mental Health and Wellbeing Service The Esteem Team aims to support people with mental health conditions and complex social needs in the borough of Sandwell. Find out more about their approach to co-ordinated care. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterBlog: Comment and analysis on the key issues in health and social care All blog posts from The King's Fund. 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