Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service: Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme Guidance – NHS England and NHS Improvement

This guidance document provides information on the additional roles reimbursement scheme, including the process by which Primary Care Networks (PCNs) can claim reimbursement for additional staff.

RightCare: Progressive Neurological Conditions Toolkit – NHS RightCare

People with progressive neurological conditions are experiencing delays in diagnosis and treatment, fragmented and uncoordinated services, limited availability of neurospecialist rehab and reablement and a lack of psycho-social support. This NHS RightCare toolkit provides expert practical advice and guidance on

Identifying the health care system benefits of housing with care – Housing Learning and Improvement Network

This study, published together with Southampton City Council, found benefits ranging from improvements to residents’ quality of life, reductions in the use of health services and associated resources, and significant cost-benefits for the health system from the use of housing

If I could, I would…: Integrated Person-Centred Planning for Children, Young People and Families Receiving Palliative Care: Guidance and Toolkit – Rebecca Riley & Associates, UK

Written to support the NICE End of life care guidance for neonates children and young people, this framework and selection of practical tools provides guidance on how to implement person centred end of life care planning.  It delivers a comprehensive

The macroeconomic impact of government innovation policies: A quantitative assessment – University College London Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose

This report was funded by Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, for a research project undertaken by the IIPP and UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources. It introduces a new theoretical framework for understanding the links between fiscal policy

Getting serious about value – University College London Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose

Public value is value that is created collectively for a public purpose. This requires understanding of how public institutions can engage citizens in defining purpose (participatory structures), nurture organisational capabilities and capacity to shape new opportunities (organisational competencies); dynamically assess

Quick Guide: Improving Access to Urgent Treatment Centres using the Directory of Services – NHS England and NHS Improvement

This Quick Guide is designed to provide practical information to urgent care Providers, Commissioners, Directory of Services (DoS) Leads and NHS 111 contact centres/Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) services on how they can use the DoS to improve access for patients

Shaping services around your child: A parent carer’s guide to integrated commissioning – Council for Disabled Children

Integrated commissioning is where commissioners (those who plan, develop and purchase services) pool budgets across traditional boundaries, such as ‘health’ and ‘social care.’ The intention of this is to reduce duplication in service provision, where, typically, different bits of local

It takes leaders to break down siloes: Integrating services for disabled children – Council for Disabled Children

Over the past decade, successive governments have brought in a range of legislation, policies and programmes in an attempt to deliver on a vision of coordinated, person-centred care and better outcomes for children and young people with SEND.  However, despite this

Primary care networks: a quiet revolution: A guide for provider organisations on how to engage effectively with PCNs – NHS Providers and NHS Confederation

Guide to support provider organisations to engage effectively with primary care networks (PCN). The briefing draws on official guidance and discussions with both PCN leaders and providers of community services. It explores the role of PCNs, what the emerging picture

2019-20 Better Care Fund: Policy Framework – Department of Health and Social Care and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

The Better Care Fund (BCF) will provide financial support for councils and NHS organisations to jointly plan and deliver local services. This document sets out the agreed way in which the BCF will be implemented in financial year 2019 to

Why a “risk pool” must underpin a social care system – Nuffield Trust

Several proposals have been put forward that suggest social care should be funded via individual insurance or savings products. This one page briefing outlines why the Nuffield Trust thinks relying on individual funding options is unlikely to provide a viable

Social prescribing link workers: Reference guide for primary care networks – NHS England and NHS Improvement

This guide is provided as additional information to help primary care networks (PCNs) introduce the new role of social prescribing link worker into their multi-disciplinary teams as part of the expansion to the primary care workforce introduced under the GP

Health, care and the 100-year life: How policymakers can ensure health and fairness for all in an era of extreme longevity – Social Market Foundation

A child born today has a one in three chance of living to 100. Increased longevity should be celebrated. However, it will bring a range of challenges for society. This is the first in a series of reports focusing on

Carers Action Plan 2018 – 2020: Supporting carers today: One-year on progress review – Department of Health and Social Care

The 1-year progress report highlights the progress that has been made in delivering the carers action plan 2018 to 2020 to increase support for carers.  The cross-government action plan was published in June 2018. It sets out the government’s commitment to

Social Workers and a new Mental Health Act – All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Work

Report in response to the Independent Review of the Mental health Act 1983, that calls on the Government and NHS Trusts to recognise the social factors of mental health distress and promote the social model of health within new mental

Planning to Safely Reduce Avoidable Conveyance Ambulance Improvement Programme – NHS England

This document aims to support ambulance services, lead commissioners and Sustainability & Transformation Partnerships / Integrated Care Systems to safely reduce the number of people conveyed to an Emergency Department (ED).

Care in Places: Inequalities in local authority adult social care spending power – Salvation Army

Salvation army report that finds there is significantly less money to care for older people who live in rural areas across England.  Adult Social Care is largely funded by local business rates, council tax and other local charges but areas with

Public health advice and support arrangements into Integrated Care Systems in England – Public Health England

Guidance for directors of public health around implications for statutory advice and support, arising from greater integration of health and care services.  Directors of public health and their teams are vital to the development, leadership and influencing of local population

Better Care Fund Planning Requirements for 2019-20 – Department of Health and Social Care, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, and NHS England

Guidance on Better Care Fund planning requirements, which support the core NHS operational planning and contracting guidance for 2019 to 2020 that also details the Better Care Fund operating guidance.