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

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

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

Patient experience improvement framework – NHS Improvement

An evidence-based framework centred around Care Quality Commission key themes to enable board and senior teams in providers to continuously improve the experience of patients. It brings together the characteristics of trusts that consistently improve patient experience and enables them

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

Refreshing NHS plans for 2018/19 – NHS England and NHS Improvement

Guidance, published jointly by NHS England and NHS Improvement, sets out the plans for the NHS in light of the November 2017 budget announcements. It outlines how the additional funding will impact on emergency and urgent care, elective surgery and

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

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,

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

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.

A framework for mental health research – Department of Health

This framework provides a collective view of how mental health research should develop in the UK over the next decade. It sets out a structure to improve co-ordination and strengthen the focus on areas where mental health research is likely

Building a Britain for the future: Understanding the Industrial Strategy white paper – NHS Confederation

Summary of the Government’s Industrial Strategy white paper and its implications for the NHS. The white paper identifies that: How the UK approaches its ageing society is clearly a critical issue and identifies that new markets for associated innovations are being sought.

Time to care: Securing a future for the hospital workforce in Europe – Deloitte Centre for Health Solutions

Report on the workforce challenges faced by the health care systems of 14 European countries that identifies the future challenges they face as: Demographics of the talent pool as societies age Changing expectations of reward, work-life balance and career flexibility

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

The Medico-Legal Crisis And How To Solve It – Centre for Policy Studies

Report that finds NHS’ liabilities for medico-legal claims now total £65bn, draining the NHS of much-needed funds and putting patients at risk by driving GPs out of practice. The report puts forward nine recommendations to bring down costs for the NHS

Britain’s Demographic Challenge: The Implications Of The UK’s Rapidly Increasing Population – Civitas

Civitas report on the scale of the growing population of the UK, sets it in historical and international context and considers the challenges that it will present. It considers the implications including the need for new hospitals, schools, roads, jobs

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

Sustainability And Transformation Plans And Partnerships: (Briefing Paper Number CBP8093) – House of Commons Library

House of Commons Library briefing detailing how sustainability and transformation partnerships have been developed, their funding and accountability arrangements as well as their progress so far. While they have no legal status a key role of these partnerships was the