From prison to work: A new frontier for Individual Placement and Support – Centre for Mental Health

From prison to work: A new frontier for Individual Placement and Support reports on a pilot programme in the West Midlands to support prisoners with mental health difficulties into employment when they are released. The programme sought to employ the

Carers Action Plan 2018 – 2020: Supporting carers today – Department of Health and Social Care

Details the cross-government programme of work to support carers over the next two years. It is structured around the following themes: services and systems that work for carers; employment and financial wellbeing; supporting young carers; recognising and supporting carers in

Breaking down barriers to better health and care – NHS England

This guide provide details on how NHS organisations and local councils in England are moving from fragmented services to local partnerships and integrated care systems in order to meet the health needs of the population.

Partnerships for Better Public Services – Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

A research report into the need, benefits and challenges for Public Service Mutuals to form partnerships as a route to growth and diversification. This report explores the need to partner, the benefits and challenges, and recommends ways to maximise the potential for

NHS at 70: Public attitudes to the health and care system – IPSOS Mori

Slide deck and data from an Ipsos MORI survey of the general public in England about their views towards funding of the NHS, and their priorities when receiving care. Demonstrates rising public concern for the future of the NHS and

A better offer for older people: Making extra care housing work for your community – Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)

Association of Directors of Adult Social Services report sponsored by Mears that examines the potential models and challenges of extra care housing. Extra care housing offers independent living with around-the-clock care and support.  It is clear a one-size-fits-all approach will not suffice.

Voices from the social care crisis :An opportunity to end a broken system, once and for all – The Care and Support Alliance

Care and Support Alliance report on how the social care crisis is affecting the day to day lives of older people, working aged disabled people and unpaid carers across the country.  It identifies that currently at least 1.2 million older people and disabled

Learning from the vanguards: spreading and scaling up change – NHS Clinical Commissioners

This briefing looks at what can be learned from the vanguards’ efforts to design, test and deliver a variety of scalable and replicable new care models. It shares the lessons that other organisations and partnerships can take from the vanguards’

Learning from the vanguards: supporting people and communities to stay well – NHS Clinical Commissioners

This briefing looks at what the vanguards set out to achieve when it comes to supporting people and communities to stay well. It highlights the work some of the vanguards have been doing and shares the lessons that other organisations

Primary care home: exploring the potential for dental care to add value – National Association of Primary Care

This report examines how dental care could fit into the Primary Care Home model and how it could add value.  This is intended as an initial review, with more work to follow on dental pilots within primary care homes.

Social Care: Impact of NHS Plans and Delivery of Services Over the Winter Period – House of Lords Library

This briefing provides an introduction to the issue of the impact on the social care sector of current pressures in the NHS by giving a brief overview of social care, recent NHS plans and the current winter peak in demand for healthcare. It

Collaborative Care: An Exploration into Core Tenets, Fidelity, and Policy – Centre for Mental Health

Report from the Mental Health Foundation that identifies that nearly half of all people with a diagnosable mental health problem also have a long-term physical condition such as diabetes, asthma or coronary heart disease.  It calls for the development of

Reimagining community services: making the most of our assets – The King’s Fund

Report from The King’s Fund that identifies community services are often fragmented and poorly co-ordinated, and are frequently not well integrated with other services in the community. This results in duplication as well as gaps between teams delivering care. A radical

NHS Standard Contract: Provisions Applicable to Primary Care Services Schedule 2L and Explanatory Note – updated January 2018 – NHS England

Schedule 2L (Provisions Applicable to Primary Care Services) can be added to the NHS Standard Contract where a commissioner is placing a contract for integrated secondary and primary medical care services.

A seven step guide to accountable care – NHS Providers and Hempsons

Guide from NHS Providers and Hempsons identifying seven key steps STPs and their partner organisations should consider to support the evolution to accountable care.  Key issues to consider are: Phasing Partners Governance Contracting Funding Organisational Form Enablers

Growing innovative models of health, care and support for adults: Future of care Number 6 – Social Care Institute for Excellence

Briefing that identifies that innovation is needed more than ever as challenges grow. Innovation does not only mean technological breakthroughs or large restructures. New and better ways of delivering relationship-based care are needed, and already exist, but are inconsistently implemented or poorly scaled.  It identifies the

High impact change model: Managing transfers of care: Examples of emerging and developing practice – Local Government Association

Developed by the Local Government Association (LGA) and Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), national partners and the sector in 2015, offers a practical approach to managing patient flow and hospital discharge. The model identifies eight system changes that

No hospital is an island: learning from the Acute Care Collaboration vanguards – NHS England

This document summarises the lessons learned so far from the 13 acute care collaboration (ACC) vanguards , to support providers and systems considering similar models of collaboration. It outlines what they are doing to improve the quality and sustainability of services,

Greater Manchester: Working Well Early impact assessment (Research Report No 946) – Learning and Work Institute

This report is an early stage review of the impact of a local, integrated approach to support for long-term unemployed ESA claimants.  It aims to identify whether a locally designed and delivered approach to employment support, complemented by integrated local services,

Using Community Partnerships to Integrate Health and Social Services for High-Need, High-Cost Patients – The Commonwealth Fund

Commonwealth Fund study that at efforts to integrate care in the United States that identifies five common challenges: inadequate strategies to sustain cost-savings, improvement, and funding; lack of accurate and timely measurement of return on investment; lack of mechanisms to share potential