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.

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

Accountable Care Organisations: (Briefing Paper Number CBP 8190)

An Accountable Care Organisations (ACO) is a model of healthcare organisation where a provider, or group of providers, takes responsibility for the healthcare provision of an entire population. There is no fixed definition of an ACO, but the organisation usually receives an annual,

Reducing avoidable hospital based care: re-thinking out of hospital clinical pathways – South East Clinical Senate

Improving health outcomes, preventing serious illness, providing convenient, timely and cost effective care, and avoiding the unnecessary use of acute hospitals, is a shared goal across the NHS, and requires a radical re-think about how and where care is delivered,

Leading Large Scale Change: a practical guide: A guide to leading large scale change through complex health and social care environments – NHS England

Leading Large Scale Change: a practical guide has been produced by the NHS England Sustainable Improvement Team and the Horizons Team, NHS England, to help all those involved in seeking to achieve transformational change in complex health and care environments.

Local system reviews: Interim report – Care Quality Commission

The local system reviews are designed to consider what it is like for older people in the system. In a fragmented system, circumstances can be created (unintentionally) that provide an experience that none of us would want our friends or family to endure. 

Framework for maximising the use of care homes and use of therapy-led units for patients medically fit for discharge – NHS England

This best practice framework aims to address two models and the implementation approach that needs to be taken by sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) and their provider organisations with ensuing threats to patient safety, during the winter months.  In using this

Doing Care Differently – Independent Age

Report from Independent Age about what is required to deliver a social care funding solution for now and the future.  It identifies six themes dominating discussions on social care: Demand; Funding and Responsibility Quality Integrated care Technology Sustainability It identifies that integration

Making strategic commissioning work: Lessons from home and away – NHS Clinical Commissioners

With the move towards accountable care, clinical commissioners are starting to take on a more strategic role as they plan and purchase health care for patients – a transition which comes with opportunities but is not without challenge.  It identifies lessons

Enhanced health in care homes: learning from experiences so far – The King’s Fund

This report draws on published literature about joining up and co-ordinating care homes and health services. It also draws on interviews with a range of providers, local authorities and CCGs. It aims to help care homes and NHS providers (including

Developing an integration scorecard: A model for understanding and measuring progress towards health and social care integration – Social Care Institute for Excellence

This report includes a list of currently proposed metrics, identifying their source, the outcome they relate to, and perceived strengths and weaknesses as a route to measuring progress and success in delivering integrated care.  These are based on a developing logic

Some assembly required: implementing new models of care: Lessons from the new care models programme – The Health Foundation

Report from the Health Foundation that emphasises the value of local co-creation and testing of new care models, and offers useful learning for those seeking to drive the development of new models of care within sustainability and transformation partnerships and

Accountable care – the art of the possible: An eight step guide to accountable care – NHS Providers

The move from STPs through to accountable care systems responsible for planning and delivering whole population care and onwards to accountable care organisations is now beginning to pick up pace.  This publication from NHS Providers sets out eight steps and key

Supporting change in your NHS: The non-executive community in transformational change – NHS Clinical Commissioners

NHS Clinical Commissioners document that summarises discussions held at two events earlier this year that brought together  more than 200 CCG lay members and trust non-executive directors (NEDs).   This publication looks at attendees’: perspectives on the lay member and NED role insights

The 2,000 days project: Practical ideas for reforming health and care – Healthcare at Home

An Industry Coalition Group of clinicians, senior leaders in hospitals, primary care, the central bodies, charities and the private sector met earlier this year to take on the challenge of re-energising the NHS approach to handling rising demand, hospital debt, slow

Steering towards strategic commissioning: Transforming the system – NHS Clinical Commissioners

The future of commissioning is moving at pace. The development of integrated delivery models such as accountable are organisations (ACOs), local strategic partnerships such as accountable care systems (ACSs) and larger planning footprints such as sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs)

PHE Cancer Board Plan: 2017 To 2021 – Public Health England

Public Health England (PHE) plan outlining their approach to co-ordinating PHE’s cancer work for the next five years. It is aligned with the Five year forward view and the Independent Cancer Taskforce report and highlights how we will work in partnership with others to achieve

Sustainability And Transformation Partnerships: Developing Robust Governance Arrangements – Healthcare Financial Management Association

The issue of governance in relation to sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs), accountable care systems and new models of care is a priority consideration on the watching brief of the HFMA’s Governance and Audit Committee. Robust governance arrangements are needed as local plans are