NLGN and Collaborate have come together to chart a new whole systems approach to health and social care integration. The jointly published report sets the scene for a major commission on Place-Based Health , which will recommend practical steps...

This case study explores Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole's collaborative approach in improving local healthcare provision. It is an example of how to plan - part of the Service Reform Approach's Planning phase. Dorset County Council, Bournemouth...

The borough councils of West London have worked together in partnership since 1998 to get better outcomes for nearly two million West Londoners. West London Alliance director Dan Gascoyne outlines some recent successes and the alliance's future...

Julie Griffin, head of Co-operative Working at Stoke-on-Trent City Council, writes about the authority’s ambitious services redesign, which aims to improve lives through partnership and innovation Local authorities are having to find increasingly...

Berkshire has no county council, rather, six small unitary authorities. These authorities came together to deliver the Berkshire 'Shared Agreement on Public Health'. This case study shows how the six authorities of Bracknell Forest, Slough,...

The government has announced a further £12 million is to be invested in helping people with mental health conditions return to work. Nearly half (46%) of people claiming Employment and Support Allowance have mental health conditions while mental...

Today I am holding one of my monthly staff conversations where I spend three hours listening to the experiences of my staff as they strive to deliver services that intervene earlier, are truly value-based and person-centred, and are delivered in...

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Whenever the public sector seeks to improve services, it can be helpful to begin with raw data. In Birkenhead, Wirral's largest conurbation, the data was very raw indeed. Department of Work and Pensions baseline data from 2013 suggested that 23.6%...

A Yorkshire council is seeking government money to help it tackle domestic violence after a report revealed "inefficiencies" in the current system. The bid for cash has been made from a partnership of Calderdale Council, police, housing body...

The Challenge Panel visited two London cross-borough partnerships this month – one focused on health and the other on work and skills, writes panel member and Department for Communities and Local Government Non-Executive Director Nick Markham Our...

Challenge Panel co-chair Pat Ritchie and Panel member Jonathan Flowers visited Leeds this month as part of the Panel's evidence gathering visits around the country. We arrived at Leeds the day after the Grand Depart of the Tour de France,...

Earlier this month, the Challenge Panel met with representatives from the health sector and heard how transformation could be taken forward in terms of scale and pace from a health perspective. Health bodies highlighted the importance of clear...

For the average person facing deprivation and inequality due to the simple fact of their being born in the ‘wrong’ part of a community, the fallout can reach further than even the span of their own lives.

The Panel’s programme takes us to 13 places carefully selected to give us a range of experiences, different places and a good regional spread. My personal schedule took me to Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire and Nottingham - visits I enjoyed...

King's Fund report setting out a framework and tools to help local service leaders improve the care they provide for older people across nine key components.

NICE's role is to improve outcomes for people using the NHS and other public health and social care services by producing evidence based guidance, developing standards and providing information services.

Working Well is a new programme that began operating across Greater Manchester (GM) in March 2014. Supporting Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claimants who have completed the Work Programme without finding employment, this programme is built...

"If you could do one thing" - British Academy for Humanities and Social Sciences report designed to help local policymakers improve the health of their communities by presenting evidence on activities reducing inequalities in health.

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How the Leeds Health Systems Network began to work together to transform the health system in Leeds.

An example from Rebecca Malby, The Centre for Innovation in Health Management, detailing the journey of co-producing health in Leeds to achieve systematic improvement to drug and alcohol services. Link downloads presentation.