Better health and care for all: A 10-point plan for the 2020s: The final report of the Lord Darzi Review of Health and Care – Institute for Public Policy Research

This final report of the Lord Darzi Review puts forward a 10-point plan to achieve this, as well as a 10-point offer to the public which sets out what the health and care system will be able to offer if

System under strain: Why demand pressures are more than a winter phenomenon – NHS Confederation

NHS Confederation report describing ways in which increasing demand in one part of the system can affect the performance of other NHS services elsewhere.  It notes that rising demand is not confided to winter and outlines how some NHS and

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

The revision of the Relative Needs Formulae for adult social care funding and new allocation formulae for funding Care Act reforms – Personal Social Services Research Unit

Independent report commissioned to develop needs-based formulae that will determine funding allocations to local authorities to cover: the funding of existing responsibilities of local authorities for adult social care; the additional expenditure requirements as a result of the cap on lifetime

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

Asleep on the job: Costs of inadequate sleep in Australia – Sleep Health Foundation

This report written with Deloitte addresses the economic cost of inadequate sleep in Australia, in order to raise awareness of the economic cost of inadequate sleep in Australia.  Inadequate sleep includes excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and subjective complaint of insufficient sleep. Sleep is essential

Power to the People: How stronger unions can deliver economic justice – Institute for Public Policy Research Commission on Economic Justice

Report from Centre for Economic Justice (Institute for Public Policy Research) the that suggests the decline of the union movement has contributed to a growing imbalance of power in the economy, and a consequent decline in the share of national

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

Horizontal or Vertical: Which way to integrate?: Approaches to community services integration and consequences for emergency hospital activity: A case study based on the Transforming Community Services Policy –

This report explores the impact integration choices made by Primary Care Trusts had on the level and growth in emergency hospital use in older people and considers the wider implications for the NHS as it develops new models of care

In and Out Of Hospital – British Red Cross

Report form the British Red Cross recommending the following to reduce admissions and readmissions to hospital by vulnerable people: Automatic home assessments should be triggered for people who have come in and out of hospital several times within a few months. The Government

Sustainability and transformation in the NHS: Department of Health and Social Care – National Audit Office

Report from the National Audit Office that finds that the NHS has received extra funding, but this has mostly been used to cope with current pressures and has not provided the stable platform intended from which to transform services. Despite

Developing People Improving Care Together: one year on – NHS England

One year on from the launch of the Developing People- Improving Care, we highlight how leaders across health and social care have implemented the framework.  This involves ensuring systems of compassion, inclusion and improvement, are at the core of the health

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,

Thinking on its own: AI in the NHS – Reform

This report from the Reform thinktank illustrates the areas where artificial intelligence (AI) could help the NHS become more efficient and deliver better outcomes for patients. It also highlights the main barriers to the implementation of this technology and suggests

Winter pressures in the NHS: Briefing for opposition day debate – NHS Providers

Ahead of an opposition day debate in Parliament, NHS Providers has produced a briefing on NHS winter pressures. It includes: NHS Providers key messages on NHS winter pressures Analysis of NHS England’s weekly winter performance data How staff are going

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,

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

NHS efficiency map: redesigning services: Enhanced supportive cancer care – Healthcare Financial Management Association

Case study of the transformation of existing palliative care services into enhanced supportive care (ESC). . The multi-disciplinary ESC team covered all patients’ needs. It had strong financial support and worked with the oncology team, so that patients could access the ESC team at any stage