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

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

Long-term funding of adult social care: First Joint Report of the Health and Social Care and Housing, Communities and Local Government Committees of Session 2017–19: Ninth Report of the Health and Social Care Committee: Seventh Report of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee – House of Commons Health and Social Care and Housing, Communities and Local Government Committees

House of Commons Committee report that identifies that the combination of rising demand and costs in the face of reductions in funding has placed the social care system under unsustainable strain. In its present state, the system is not fit

Integrated Urgent Care Key Performance Indicators and Quality Standards 2018 – NHS England

This document outlines the Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) key performance indicators and other standards which commissioners must apply in relation to the service.

Developing robust estates strategies: Challenges and opportunities: (Briefing) – The Nuffield Trust

The NHS has recognised that the development of integrated care systems requires a significant change to the way planning and resourcing estates has been undertaken. Rather than the conventional institution-based approach, planning and managing assets has to be managed on

The framework for enhanced health in care homes: (New care models) – NHS England

A primary goal of health and social care services is to support people in their own home for as long as possible. If this is no longer possible, we must ensure that the best possible care is provided to those in residential

Quick Guide: Hospital Transfer Pathway – ‘Red Bag’ – NHS England and NHS Improvement

This quick guide aims to help local health and social care systems to develop effective and efficient arrangements for Hospital Transfer Pathways (more commonly known as Sutton’s Red Bag initiative). It is supported by a range of good practice example templates and process documents.

Taking The Value-Based Agenda Forward: The Five Essential Components Of Value-Based Approaches To Health And Care – NHS Confederation

NHS Confederation report that explores how the adoption of value-based healthcare could be spread across all parts of the healthcare system, maximising the benefits for those who use NHS and wider services. It also explores the central challenge of how

Diagnosis Critical: Launching an inquiry into health and social care in England – Centre for Progessive Policy

Think Tank report from the Centre for Progessive Policy that finds that: Even if a trust improves its financial position by 10 percentage points the standards for elective care would still not be met, although this would make them likely to