Reducing emergency alcohol‐related hospital admissions: (Observatory Report Series number 77) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Recommends the following effective policy interventions; Taxation is the most effective policy intervention Address availability of alcohol, e.g. limits on hours or days of sale, and density of outlets, and address marketing of alcohol. Examine pricing policies, particularly price promotions

Interventions to reduce emergency admissions for heart failure: (Observatory Report Series number 79) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Report that recommends that commissioners: Help enable the population to reduce the risk factors for heart failure, such as  delivery of brief interventions to reduce smoking rates and monitoring of those with diabetes. Refer for genetic testing where appropriate. Develop

Exploring education and training in relation to older people’s health and social care: A report prepared for Dunhill Medical Trust – Picker Institute Europe

The rapid transformation of the United Kingdom’s demographic mix and the resulting increasing demand on health services for the older population means that the health and social care system has to increasingly support vulnerable people with complex needs. Consequently, the

Overview of integrated budgets for Integrated Care Providers (ICPs) – NHS England

This overview has been jointly produced by NHS England and NHS Improvement. It is designed to be used alongside the Integrated Budgets Handbook, which includes information gained through working with vanguards and provides guidance on a number of technically challenging aspects of designing

CCG roles where Integrated Care Providers (ICPs) are established – NHS England

This document has been produced to reflect changes in terminology and to clarify the policy positions around: whether Integrated Care Providers (ICPs) are allowed to manage third party contracts; and the handling of Individual Funding Requests.

Contracting arrangements for Integrated Care Providers (ICPs): Draft equality and health inequalities analysis – NHS England

This document outlines the anticipated equality and health inequalities impact of proposed contracting arrangements for Integrated Care Providers (ICPs).

GP Integration Agreement (GP IA) FAQs – NHS England

This document has been produced to answer frequently asked questions relating to the GP Integration Agreement.

NHS Standard Contract Template Integration Agreement for Partially Integrated Integrated Care Providers (ICPs) – NHS England

This Integration Agreement sets out a framework for the parties to work collaboratively to deliver the health and care services provided by each party in an integrated way and to achieve the objectives necessary to assure the success of the

Explanatory notes to the draft Integrated Care Provider (ICP) Contract – NHS England

This document describes the proposed structure and content of the draft variant of the NHS Standard Contract for integrated care models on a section-by-section basis.

National Health Services England: The draft Primary Medical Services ([NAMED SITES] – Integrated Services Provider Contracts) Directions 2018 – NHS England

These Directions have been produced in respect of the provision of primary medical services under an integrated services provider contract.

The lives we want to lead: The LGA green paper for adult social care and wellbeing – Local Government Association

Years of significant underfunding of councils, coupled with rising demand and costs for care and support, have combined to push adult social care services to breaking point.   This document sets out options for how the system could be improved and the

Delivering integrated care: the role of the multidisciplinary team: (SCIE Highlights No 4) – Social Care Institute for Excellence

Report that finds multidisciplinary team (MDTs) are likely to remain an important component of health and social care. It is important that those who create, lead and work in them are aware of both the pitfalls and opportunities of MDTs. The

The Integration and Better Care Fund Operating Guidance For 2017-19 – NHS England

This document sets out the refreshed operating guidance for approved Better Care Fund (BCF) plans and is for local partners that agree and administer BCF 2017-19 plans.

Medicines management for people receiving social care in the community: Quality standard [QS171] – NICE

This quality standard covers assessing if people need help with their medicines and deciding what medicines support is needed to enable people to manage their medicines. It also includes communication between health and social care staff, to ensure people have

Ten priorities for the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care- NHS Confederation

Outlines the NHS Confederation’s ten key priorities for the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matthew Hancock.  They include supporting digital health, sorting funding and strategy issues across NHS and Social Care, delivering transformation and acting as

A Sustainable Adult Social Care And Support System For The Long Term: Moving The Conversation On – Local Government Association

Paper building the case for long term, sustained investment in local government as well as laying out the positive outcomes this would deliver for the country.  Ahead of the Social Care Green Paper this report aims to help define what a system

Loneliness: how do you know your council is actively tackling loneliness? – Local Government Association

The Jo Cox Commission report makes recommendations for local action, and indicates that local leaders in councils, the wider public sector and business have a critical role in tackling loneliness.  This report identifies that: tackling loneliness is a preventative measure that

Mental health: how do you know your council is doing all it can to improve mental health – Local Government Association

Local government makes a vital contribution to promoting good mental health in individuals and communities. The main ways this happens are through: system-wide leadership through health and wellbeing boards (HWBs) public health responsibilities to promote mental wellbeing and prevent poor

Inspecting multi-agency safeguarding arrangements – Ofsted

This document sets out how Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, Fire and Rescue Services inspect safeguarding arrangements.

LASSL(DHSC)(2018): Adult personal social services: specific revenue funding and grant allocations for 2018 to 2019 – Department of Health and Social Care

This letter clarifies local authority specific revenue funding for the financial year 2018/19, which was subject to the 2015 Spending Review. This includes information on the Local Reform and Community Voices, Social Care in Prisons and War Pensions Disregard grants.