Posts Tagged ‘Integrated care’

“Lack of progress towards integration disappointing but not surprising”

Chris Ham, Chief Executive of The King’s Fund "We agree with the NAO report that place based planning and health and social care integration are the r...

Integrating care is leading to improvement but slowly and with few costs savings

The integration of health and social care has been slower and less successful than envisaged, the National Audit Office has warned. As a result, a repor...

Quality fears as NHS finance directors predict further problems for the future

Many NHS finance directors are becoming increasingly pessimistic about the future quality of patient services, a survey reveals.   More than one...

Case studies of GPs and physicians innovating to improve patient care

A report, called ‘Patient  care: A unified approach’, by the Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of General Practitioners, highlights nine i...

“Government has not acted quickly enough to keep acute hospital trusts in financial balance”

The Public Accounts report says Government has not acted quickly enough to keep acute hospital trusts in financial balance—also finding "there is not yet...

Integrating mental health: £11 billion cost of treating physical and mental health separately

The psychological problems associated with physical health conditions, and vice versa, are costing the NHS more than £11 billion a year and care is less e...

Red tape strangling Better Care Fund’s aim of integrating health and social care

The Government’s £5.3bn Better Care Fund (BCF), designed to promote the integration of health and social care services, is being held back by too much r...

Introducing integrated personal commissioning

We're at the start of a radical integration programme, the first of its kind in the world, called Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC). The most radi...

Hospitals should be system leaders not ‘islands’

Acute hospitals will need to play a fundamentally different role within local health economies if the vision described in the NHS Five Year Forward View is...

‘Vanguard’ groups lead on new models of care

Twenty nine ‘vanguard’ groups have been chosen by NHS England to take the national lead on transforming care for patients. 269 groups of nurses, docto...

GPs not consulted on Manchester health devolution

GP leaders in Manchester have slammed the lack of involvement of general practice in plans to hand £6bn NHS funding to a new devolved local authority body...