In the last several years there have been significant changes in how the NHS works across different services and with external partners such as local government. Richard Humphries explores how this has impacted health and wellbeing boards, and what...
Roger DavidsonHealth and wellbeing boards and integrated care systems | The King's Fund
Gulf in healthy life expectancy reveals widening regional inequalities, according to parliamentary report
Roger Davidson“levels of health inequality have risen due to factors beyond the quality of local health provision. These include crime, employment and income, as well as access to affordable housing and good quality education”
Four senior health and care leaders give their reflections and learnings on developing an integrated care system.
Roger DavidsonIf you on the STP-to-ICS journey, this will be worth carving out a few mins to watch: 4 top system leaders sharing their experiences, all facing different local contexts (in Surrey, Sussex, Bristol and Yorkshire)
A new report highlights that the NHS needs a new approach to leadership in which a more enabling environment supports and empowers leaders who can move beyond working as leaders of single organisations to take a key role in their health economy, by...
Roger DavidsonA new generation of NHS chief executives want “to move beyond working in isolation as leaders of single organisations to being part of a health economy” says Confed
This week: NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens
Roger DavidsonV helpful @HSJEditor summary of Simon Stevens speech at Royal Society of Medicine - including v important points re clinical education and geographies of greatest need, plus capital, NHS productivity the wider role in communities as an employer
Tim Goodson explains how a two-year financial collaborative agreement, committing all four providers in Dorset and Dorset CCG to take joint decisions and agree a system control total, has left them better placed to serve their population
Roger DavidsonExcellent piece from Dorset ICS leader Tim Goodson on how to get institutions working together on the money and spend “the Dorset £” more effectively for patients and communities
Stephen Eames reflects on the journey of North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust from being in special measures to leading a thriving integrated care system
Roger DavidsonHugely powerful and important story from Stephen Eames in Cumbria - integrated care for patients and communities is not just for enthusiasts it can happen in systems with a long history of problems
Rob Webster on how West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership has set out common points of agreement on its purpose, principles and approach and is working towards providing optimum healthcare to its people
Roger DavidsonEssential reading on system leadership from a top ICS leader: “we realised that the staff, organisations, places and communities are the integrated care system. The partnership is not the boss of the partners, it is their servant.”
We worked with Age UK to produce this short film which tells the story of how joined-up care at Weymouth Hub in Dorset improved the lives of Dennis, who was ...
Roger DavidsonIf you wanna know more about the integrated care @karen_kirkham2 was describing on @BBCr4today this morning see her on this short powerful film from Dorset that gets to the heart of what will be in the forthcoming NHS long-term plan
Alex Baylis and Allison Trimble look at the role of chief officers in Scotland’s new integration authorities and challenge those working in integrated care in England to learn from the Scottish experience.
Roger DavidsonLearning by doing: integrating health and care in Scotland | The King's Fund
A new scheme piloted in four nursing homes in east London could save the NHS £1,000 a patient
Roger DavidsonIntegrated care (care homes and general practice) in East London - 36% reduction in emergency hospital admissions, reinvestable savings of more than £1,000 a patient, says Nuffield Trust
NHS England’s plans aim to create opportunities to improve care, not to privatise the NHS by stealth, argues Chris Ham.
Roger DavidsonGreat blog by Chris Ham on why it is wrong to connect integrated/accountable care with privatisation and why we need to tackle the disconnect between national debate and what is happening on the ground