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

Reducing emergency admissions: Forty-Fourth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

Emergency admissions to hospitals continue to rise, despite the NHS’s efforts to reduce them.  This report notes that that nearly 1.5 million people could have avoided emergency admissions in 2016–17 if hospitals, GPs, community services and social care had worked

What the NHS needs to see from the social care green paper: Briefing June 2018 Issue 305 – NHS Confederation

Social care is in crisis and in need of urgent reform. This briefing lays out ten key issues the NHS Confederation and its members ask the government to consider in the social care green paper and when reshaping the care system. A

Risk and Reward Sharing for NHS Integrated Care Systems – The Strategy Unit

Risk and reward sharing is a key feature of the policy agenda for Accountable Care Organisations in the US and Integrated Care Systems in England.  For the commissioner it offers the opportunity to co-opt and incentivise a provider to moderate growth

Briefing: The impact of providing enhanced support for Sutton Homes of Care residents: Findings from the Improvement Analytics Unit – The Health Foundation

This report examines the effect of the Sutton Homes of Care vanguard on hospital use for new residents who moved into one of 28 Sutton care homes between January 2016 and April 2017. Key findings: The Sutton residents were compared

Adass Budget Survey 2018 – Association of Directors of Adult Social Services

The results of this survey explore directors of adult social services’ views of how councils are making incredibly difficult decisions in relation to the growing numbers of people requiring care and support with increasingly complex needs and with higher costs,

Integrated care: organisations, partnerships and systems: Seventh Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee

Integrated care is about providing a more holistic, joined-up and coordinated experience for patients. Whilst there is not sufficient evidence that integrated care saves money or improves outcomes in the short term, there are other compelling reasons to believe it is worthwhile. It

Our Digital Future – Healthier Lancashire And South Cumbria

The ‘Our Digital Future’ Strategy outlines a number of shared principles for developing digital solutions between the partners of Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria, which includes hospital trusts, NHS organisations and Local Authorities. The strategy covers five inter-connected themes to improve

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

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.

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

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

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