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...

Network Director Robert Pollock outlines how the Spending Review builds on progress since 2010 to reform services and encourage greater collaboration. Alongside increased investment in housing and healthcare, last week's Spending Review set out...

The devolution drive across all parts of government is set to make the whole of Greater Manchester more dementia-aware. The Alzheimer's Society discuss an ambitious new partnership, Dementia United. Ambitions have been outlined today to transform...

In this, the first annual report for the Integrated Care Pioneers Programme, the experiences of the first 14 areas to take part in the programme are set out. Many health and care organisations around the country are working together to improve...

In this publication, CIPFA present their findings from a series of roundtable discussions on integrating health and social care, identifying the potential obstacles, how these might be overcome and identifying possible ways forward. With health and...

LinkAge engages people 55+ within their local communities to meet new people, learn new skills, develop new friendships and generate resilience to face difficult times. Research has shown that strong social networks, involvement in local...

Fabian Society report on how to balance local control and national standards in access to health care. The balance between national, local and frontline control in determining access to healthcare is a critical issue for the NHS. People usually...

Later this month the first ever cross-boundary Local Authority Trading Company (LATC) for directly provided adult social care services will go live. The company will be the largest single adult social care LATC in terms of both budget and staffing...

The Department for Communities and Local Government's Delivering Differently in Neighbourhoods programme is now up and running. The Department has provided 24 local authorities with grants of up to £90,000 and expertise to redesign services to...

Support is growing for a new settlement based on a single ring-fenced budget and a single local commissioner – as recommended by the independent Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England, chaired by Kate Barker. The Kings Fund...

The Better Connected Programme, led by Sheffield First Partnership, has an overall aim that by 2020 Sheffield public services will be better connected to the people they serve. Individuals are always at the centre of public services, and the...

A recent survey of health and social care leaders by the Nuffield Trust suggests a whole system approach to services is as important as ever, writes Damon Palmer The recent report and analysis of the Nuffield Trust health and social care leaders’...

Dr Henry Kippin shares some lessons from Spain where health professionals emabarked on some 'dark work' to create a better connected health system for local residents I spent some time in Madrid a few years back working with a group of clinicians,...

Health and social care organisations in Dorset are celebrating the award of £1.35 million to create a seamless electronic record system for patients. The Dorset Care Record (DCR) will bring together information from hospitals, GPs and local...

Local government minister Kris Hopkins has visited south London to see how services to residents are being improved through collaboration. The minister visited the Peckham Hub, where local providers, charities and councils are piloting Pathways to...

In just a few years Greater Manchester has moved from prototyping the whole systems approach to securing the ground-breaking devolution of the local £5bn NHS health and care budget. Damon Palmer explains how it happened Just over 2 years ago I was...

Peter O'Reilly, Assistant Chief Fire Officer in Greater Manchester, writes about the often under-estimated role of fire and rescue services in wider public service reform. It's easy to understand the concept of public sector reform when your...

The UK could learn something from Canada where the voluntary, charitable and private sectors have a far bigger role in the provision of public services, writes Jamie Robinson I recently returned to the UK, having spent over five years living and...

Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole councils have agreed in principle on a landmark project to transform adult social care across the county. The first of its kind in the UK, a Dorset-wide Local Authority Trading Company is being considered which would...

How do you transform public services? This has been one of my major areas of responsibility over the past 12 months, when Sheffield joined the Public Service Transformation Network and took up the challenge of developing local approaches to...

The Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) launches its new report ' Getting it right for families ' EIF have been working with 20 pioneering local places to explore promising practice in bringing together health agencies such as midwives, health...

A check list to help those working beyond barriers increase the probability of success, shared by Hampshire at their Working Beyond Boundaries event. Includes case studies of improved work and skills support in Cheshire West & Chester, health and...

Since the Scottish referendum two weeks ago the country has been awash with talk of devolution. This debate was only furthered on Sunday night when Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary, pledged that there would be new city deals before next...

We broadly welcome the report A New Settlement for Health and Social Care which reaffirms the current and future challenges to the way health and social care services are funded, provided and allocated. Given our changing and ageing demographics...

Health and social care services in North Somerset could be further integrated, if a bid for Government cash is successful. North Somerset Council and North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group have submitted a joint expression of interest to the...

Report by Nesta bringing practical learning and evidence together on using co-design and co-delivery to create a health system driven by the people within it.