Proceed with caution: What makes personal budgets work? – Reform

Critical examination of personal budgets from the Reform think tank and how they have been used to deliver public services in the UK. It suggests where personal budgets show potential to deliver more effective, personalised public services, whilst also highlighting

Governance and accountability for integrated health and care – NHS Commissioners

Paper from NHS Commissioners aimed at the NHS and local authorities that outlines possible solutions for the governance and accountability challenges brought by the move to integrated health and care. It notes that there are several important differences in governance

Integrated Communities Action Plan – HM Government

The Integrated Communities Action Plan contains a range of cross-government measures to support the government’s commitment to build strong integrated communities where people – whatever their background – live, work, learn and socialise together, based on shared rights, responsibilities and

Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper: Building stronger, more united communities – HM Government

This green paper sets out a programme of actions to build strong integrated communities where people – whatever their background – live, work, learn and socialise together, based on shared rights, responsibilities and opportunities.

First 1000 days of life: Thirteenth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee

Report that recommends that the Government consider the needs of vulnerable families in all policies. It calls for each local authority area should develop, jointly with local NHS bodies, communities and the voluntary sector, a clear and ambitious plan for

The Community Paradigm: Why Public Services Need Radical Change And How It Can Be Achieved – New Local Government Network

Public services, designed in previous eras, are struggling to adapt to the rising demand pressures they face today. Yet across public services in the UK and beyond, radical innovations are emerging which meet the challenge. The key feature that connects

Culture Shock: Creating a Changemaking Culture in Local Government – New Local Government Network

Increasingly councils are recognising that it is organisational culture not structure that drives impact. But what is the culture of local government? Why is changing it important? And how can such an intangible thing be transformed? Using academic research and

Age UK’s Personalised Integrated Care Programme: Evaluation of impact on hospital activity – Nuffield Trust

Age UK’s Personalised Integrated Care Programme (PICP) is a scheme that aims to improve the lives of older people through practical support, underpinned by a change in the way that the health and care system works together for these people

A teachable moment: delivering perioperative medicine in integrated care systems – Royal College of Anaesthetists

The time preparing for, undergoing and then recovering from an operation is known as the perioperative period and the College believes that tailored care throughout this time will improve long-term outcomes for patients after surgery.  It suggests exercise and nutritional

System working: staff mobility / portability guidance for employers – NHS Employers

Guidance on employment law issues that arise when moving staff within the NHS, and the practical issues to be considered when entering into a workforce sharing agreement model. This is to be distinguished from a scenario where there is a change of employer and the Transfer of Undertakings

Local authority governance: Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government – National Audit Office

National Audit Office report that recommends  government should improve its oversight of the local governance system to help local authorities cope with increasing financial and demand pressures. It recommends that the the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government works with

The NHS Long Term Plan: Equality and Health Inequalities Impact Assessment – NHS England

The Equality and Health Inequalities Impact Assessment (EHIA) explains how NHS England has considered and addressed these ‘equality duties’ in developing the NHS Long Term Plan. This EHIA has assisted, and will assist, decision-makers to make informed decisions about the

Unmet Needs: Improper Social Care Assessments For Older People In England – Human Rights Watch

Depth interviews were undertaken with older people and their relatives (104 in total) in twelve cities and towns across England. Some said that assessors appeared not to understand their disabilities and support needs. In other cases, before beginning an assessment,

The NHS Long Term Plan – NHS England

The NHS Long Term Plan was developed in partnership with those who know the NHS best – frontline health and care staff, patients and their families and other experts. The NHS long term plan focus’ on: Prevention of heart attacks,

Annex E: Integration of specialised services with local health and care systems – NHS England

This document provides detail on how specialised services will be planned in collaboration with local systems to ensure more joined-up care for patients.

Annex F: Joint Technical Definitions for Performance and Activity 2019/20 – NHS England

This document contains the technical definitions for measures included in the operational plans collected from providers and commissioners. The purpose of this technical definitions document is to describe the indicators set out in the NHS England Guidance for Operational and

A review of the role and costs of clinical commissioning groups – National Audit Office

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are clinically-led statutory bodies that have a legal duty to plan and commission most of the hospital and community NHS services in the local areas for which they are responsible. Since commissioning was introduced into the NHS

Public Guidance: NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care – Department of Health and Social Care

This guidance is for people who may be in need of ongoing care and support from health and social care professionals as a result of disability, accident or illness. It explains the process used to determine whether someone is eligible for NHS Continuing

The NHS long-term plan: Lessons from the Lord Darzi Review of Health and Care – Institute for Public Policy Research

Report that details the IPPRs response to the need to develop a long term plan for the NHS. It suggests: The NHS’s funding deal is welcome – but is also incomplete. The NHS long-term plan must re-double efforts to transform

Fair care: A workforce strategy for social care – Institute for Public Policy Research

Adult social care is an essential public service and a growing part of our economy. However, the social care system in England faces a workforce crisis which is set to grow in the coming years; by 2028, we estimate there