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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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,
This document provides detail on how specialised services will be planned in collaboration with local systems to ensure more joined-up care for patients.
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
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
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
King’s Fund and University of York report that finds that the market for home care providers is extremely fragile, with squeezed margins and low fees forcing providers to leave. In 2017 providers handed back home care contracts in more than one
Analysis of children’s and young people’s views, experiences and suggestions to overcome loneliness, using in-depth interviews, the Community Life Survey 2016 to 2017 and Good Childhood Index Survey, 2018.
This compendium provides comprehensive information on the loneliness measurement landscape, the recommended national indicators of loneliness and the question testing underpinning its recommendations.
This review looks at how the Disabled Facilities Grant currently operates and makes evidenced based recommendations for the future. The aim is to support more people of all ages to live in suitable housing so they can stay independent for
Responses to the consultation demonstrate an unequivocal view of the importance of adult social care and support. That importance is defined in different ways. Some frame social care as a moral responsibility, a hallmark of a civilised society and as
Significant budget reductions, changing demand on services, and technological advances have required councils to adapt how they provide services. Councils are not only completely restructuring how services are delivered, most have had to ask themselves tough questions to strike the
This review presents a selection of recent research on assistive technology for older people funded by The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and other government funders. This has been selected with help from an expert steering group. In this