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Maternity Voice Partnerships
New website gives mums a voice in development of local maternity services West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WY&H HCP) has launched a new website platform for teams of women and their families, commissioners and maternity staff who are working together to develop local maternity care. Part of the NHS national Better Births strategy and the Local Maternity System (LMS) action plan, Maternity Voices Partnerships (MVPs) are working groups that operate in the six places that make up the WY&H HCP (Bradford district and Craven; Calderdale, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield). People are invited to get involved by becoming volunteers to help with work such as asking for feedback at meetings, which they attend on behalf of their local MVP. All volunteers are fully supported and expenses are paid. Carol McKenna WY&H HCP Local Maternity System Programme Lead and Chief Officer for NHS Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group said: “Our vision for West Yorkshire and Harrogate Local Maternity System is to provide the highest quality care, information and advice for women, and their loved ones, throughout a pregnancy and whilst planning for a baby. Enabling people to tell us what they want and need from the service where they live is important to us and we want to create as many opportunities as possible for them to do that. We are committed to using the real-life experiences of people who use our services to make what we do even better.” The website also has personal stories from women and their families about their experiences of maternity services in West Yorkshire and Harrogate. WY&H HCP senior midwife Sarah Bennett said: “Throughout the development of our LMS action plan we have worked with our Maternity Voices Partnerships groups to ensure we are responding to the needs and wishes of the women and families we care for. The LMS has supported the development of new MVPs and is delighted to have co-produced this website with them to share the wonderful work they are doing and to encourage more interaction from the women and families of West Yorkshire and Harrogate.” The Maternity Voices Partnerships website address is www.maternityvoices.co.uk
Looking Out for your Neighbours Campagne
The 'Looking out for our neighbours' community campaign launches in 10 days. With Monday 16 December fast approaching, we have attached our Launch Supporter Pack for you to use, which includes: • A branded photo prop • Social media messages • Social media graphics • A local news item (to be posted no sooner than Monday 16 December please) • 2 x location editable powerpoint templates (1x A4 size, 1x social media graphic size. To set up, please open the file, type in your location, and click file > export > and change the file format to .png) Please note that this pack has a strict embargo date of Monday 16 December and cannot be used until then. Share with us what's happening in your area Do you have an event, news piece or neighbourly story you'd like to share with us to appear on our website? You can now submit them through the form below:
Neighbours Campaign: Local news/events/stories share form
If you are able to submit your local stories, news and events here that would be great. We're aiming to get a good mixture of content from all areas for launch. The more the merrier please. These stories will then be stored in the website and we can get them uploaded to the website the week before launch, along with updating the supporters and any new testimonials you may have for the website, for example a quote from your CEO, community leads etc.
Social Work England becomes the new specialist regulator for social workers
Social Work England becomes the new specialist regulator for social workers On Monday 2 December Social Work England will take over from the Health and Care Professions Council as the new specialist regulator for the profession. Social work is about people and social workers support millions of people across the country every day. The purpose of Social Work England is to regulate the social worker profession so that people receive the best possible support whenever they might need it in life. They are committed to raising standards through collaboration with everyone who has an interest in social work, and they will also seek to promote confidence in the sector. Social workers will be contacted from Monday 2 December to introduce them to the new regulator and there will be details on how to set up an online account. Lots of useful information that social workers will need to know, for example, the new professional standards and guidance on CPD, will also be available on the Social Work England website. Colum Conway, Chief Executive of Social Work England, said: “It’s a landmark moment for the sector as our organisation takes over as regulator. We have been established under new legislation which allows us to be a modern, specialist regulator that builds and promotes confidence in the sector. We will be flexible in our approach, collaborative with everyone who has an interest in social work and take proportionate action when things go wrong. “Many social workers, stakeholders and people with lived experience have played an active role in shaping our organisation through the development phase. I look forward to continuing our collaborative work and increasing confidence in the sector.” Find out more at www.socialworkengland.org.uk. You can also support the launch of the regulator by sharing this information amongst your networks and on Twitter using #socialworkengland.
West Yorkshire Association Acute Trust are looking for a communication professional
Closing date is 29 November; interviews 13 December.
Job: Senior Communications, Marketing and Creative Officer
Leeds Health Partnerships Team are recruiting for a Senior Communications, Marketing and Creative Officer
YouthWatch Leeds film, Trying to Understand the Jargon of the NHS
Some examples of the words people struggle with.
Healthwatch Leeds film, Seeing Things Different
Features two visually impaired people, Jane & Alison looking into the challenges they face when accessing health and social care services.
Free online courses
Getting help to pay for home repairs and modifications
Getting help to pay for home repairs and modifications
WY&H communication and engagement plan Sept 2019
Please see below for your information West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership: • 2019/2020 Communication and Engagement Plan. • An Easy Read version is here. • The Partnership’s Involvement Framework. We’re just finalising our refreshed digital communications strategy too. Thanks so much everyone for your comments and advice
Recrutiment and award shorlist
Awards The Looking out for our neighbours’ community campaign has been shortlisted for the PRCA (Public Relations and Communication Association) national awards health and wellbeing category. The campaign has already been shortlisted for a CIPR (Chartered Institute of PR award). To view the complete shortlist, and to see who we’re up against, please visit www.prcanationalawards.com/shortlist Recruitment • Communication and engagement manager (Band 7) fixed term contract or secondment for 12 months to support the work of three of our WY&H programmes. Please read more here. Closing date is 27 September. • Wakefield: Integrated Care Partnership Support Manager. The Wakefield Integrated Care Partnership is made up of local health, social care, voluntary and community sector organisations from across the Wakefield district. These organisations work together as partners to deliver health and social care integration. They ensure local people receive person-centred, co-ordinated care which is delivered at the right time, in the right place and by the right person. You can find out more here.
Framework for Making Decisions on the Duty to carry out Safeguarding Adults Enquiries (Section 42's)
The framework for decision making along with the appendices and an ADASS Advice Note has now been published and is now on the ADASS website.
CQC updated their profiles of care services for older people in every local authority in England
CQC updated their profiles of care services for older people in every local authority in England. CQC draws together a range of national data to build a profile on every local health and care system, to understand how services work together. The individual reports provide a detailed insight into the journey through health and social care for people who use services - and identify where there are gaps which mean that people experience fragmented or poor care. The reports are available now to download.
West Yorkshire & Harrogate update - 30 August 2019
This week’s leadership message comes from Jonathan Webb, Lead Director of Finance for the Partnership and Chief Finance Officer for NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group. Read the blog here
Alcohol Alliance, Alcohol Campaign (starts 2 September)
Alcohol Campaign (starts 2 September)
Please vote: Recovery Walk 2020
Members of the Recovery Community in Kirklees have put forward a bid for the UK National Recovery Walk in 2020. It's a chance to make the right kind of headline and a chance to undertake a piece of work that cuts through the stigma of addiction and humanizes recovery. The Huddersfield bid is a grassroots asset-based approach to the development of Yorkshire's first National Recovery Walk. http://www.facesandvoicesofrecoveryuk.org/huddersfield-newcastle-ukrw-2020-decide/ Voting starts on Friday.
LGA Social work survey on digital capabilities in social care
Social workers in the UK use digital technologies and resources every day. But little is known about their overall experiences, knowledge, concerns and expectations. NHS Digital and Health Education England have commissioned the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) to develop and provide new guidance and a digital capabilities framework for social workers. SCIE and BASW are asking those working in frontline social care to complete a survey to help develop the project. We would encourage you to share the survey with local teams to support the work being undertaken.
NHS England has outlined a series of practical plans and actions to help young carers
NHS England has outlined a series of practical plans and actions designed to help young carers who may be ‘hidden’, unpaid and under the age of sixteen.
West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership - Weekly Update June 2019
This week’s leadership message comes from Merran McRae, CEO for Wakefield Council.
Health and Social Care peer reviews
Some of you will know but the LGA are commissioned to lead peer reviews on behalf of the BCF support team. At the moment the focus is on DToC but if they receive further funding they may move on to wider admissions avoidance and supporting people home etc. They are looking for a wider pool of peer review staff so if you have people in your region who might be interested then please let Richard.Brady@local.gov.uk know. Previous experience or training is not required but I think a strong background in DToC would be advantageous.
Webinars & Workshops to launch the approach to evaluating use of resources in adult social care
Please find details below of webinars and workshops to launch the approach to evaluating use of resources in adult social care. Please note that there is a workshop in Leeds on Wednesday 10th July. All bookings to go to Caroline.Taylor@local.gov.uk. Implementing a consistent approach to evaluating the use of resources in Adult Social Care As you’re aware we are soon to launch the approach to evaluating the use of resources in Adult Social Care. This was previously called the Value for Money approach but we recognise that we have more to do in relation to setting this alongside data on quality, effectiveness and outcomes and in looking at systems resources as a whole. The 13 step approach uses a set of questions to promote informed self-assessment and improvement, taking in to account local conditions and bringing in challenge at each step. It helps councils to identify areas for further exploration, where spend and/or performance is significantly different to regional or national averages. The approach is hosted on LG Inform, which allows quick and easy analysis of data for those steps which draw from national data sets. Following a series of workshops that tested out the approach in each region it was agreed that it would be launched in a phased way. As part of the launch a series of webinars and workshops are being held to bring people together to address two issues: • Firstly it is recognised that inconsistency in interpretation and data collection is a challenge for councils that will impact on the effectiveness of the new approach in supporting SLI. Building on work in the regions there will be a chance to discuss the technical considerations around the national data sets used in this approach and to gain a more consistent understanding of the definitions behind the national finance and performance indicators. • Secondly, LG Inform offers flexibility to councils in how they shape and present the data for their own local use. The workshops will offer a chance to see how LG Inform can be used to support councils locally. Webinars are to be held on 10th June, 1-2pm and 18th June, 12.30-1.30pm. Workshops will be held on Monday 8th July (London), Weds 10th July (Leeds), Tuesday 16th July (Birmingham). All workshops will be 10-1pm followed by lunch. A further event in the South West is to be confirmed. Webinars and events are aimed at Directors and/or Assistant Directors of Adult Social Care, Adult Social Care Finance Officers and Performance leads. For further details of any of these and/or to sign up please contact: Caroline.Taylor@local.gov.uk.
Delayed Transfers of Care data for March 2019
The main findings as reported in the statistical release are as follows: • There were 138,800 total delayed days in March 2019, of which 90,200 were in acute care. This is a decrease from March 2018, where there were 154,500 total delayed days, of which 102,400 were in acute care. The 138,800 total delayed days in March 2019 is equivalent to 4,478 daily DTOC beds. This compares to 4,984 in March 2018 and 4,545 in February 2019. • Both the NHS and Social Care sectors have seen reductions in the volume of delayed transfers of care in the last year. 61.9% of all delays in March 2019 were attributable to the NHS, 28.9% were attributable to Social Care and the remaining 9.2% were attributable to both NHS and Social Care. The proportion of delays attributable to Social Care has decreased over the last year to 28.9%. • The main reason for NHS delays in March 2019 was “Patients Awaiting further Non Acute NHS Care”. This accounted for 26,400 delayed days (30.8% of all NHS delays). The number of delays attributable to this reason showed an increase between August 2015 and January 2017. Since March 2018, the number was generally decreasing, but has shown an increase again this month. • The main reason for Social Care delays in March 2019 was “Patients Awaiting Care Package in their Own Home”. This accounted for 13,200 delayed days (33.0% of all Social Care delays). The number of delays attributable to this reason had been increasing steadily since April 2014 and reached a peak in December 2016. Delays attributable to this reason have been generally decreasing since March 2018. • Delays can occur in either an acute or non-acute care setting. The proportion of delays occurring in acute care in March 2019 was 65.0% compared to 66.3% in March 2018.
CQC Area Profiles May 2019
CQC Area Profiles
Connect to Support Hampshire
Many of you will have seen the video that Hampshire produced earlier in the year, with Glenda and her Connect to Support success story? They have now updated the video with more information from practitioners, volunteers and support organisations and you can see it.
Online survey for completion by performance/business intelligence leads supporting adult social care.
As you’ll recall, there was a discussion at the March Standards and Performance meeting regarding Business Continuity. Following that, we agreed to setup an online survey for completion by performance / business intelligence leads supporting adult social care. This is intended to give us a regional overview of best practice, but also to help identify any local authorities that might be in need of support. The survey is available here: SNAP Survey . Please could colleagues complete this for your respective areas by the 3rd of May? That should hopefully give us time to do some initial analysis, ahead of the next Standards and Performance meeting (16th May). Within the survey itself are requests to share examples of performance reports, job descriptions etc. If you’re happy to share those, please send them to PeoplePerformance@barnsley.gov.uk. The survey also refers to the statutory returns linked to adult social care. For reference, those are shown at the bottom of this email. If anyone needs any support completing the survey, please either contact Will Boyes at Barnsley or Paul Swallow at Bradford.
A picture of health and care in your area 2019
Our local intelligence profiles give a picture of the health and social care system in each local authority area. They bring together data to show how different services work together. The profiles show how well the system in each local authority area measures up against certain standards. They focus on the care pathway for people aged 65 or over living in these areas. We created them to help us carry out our local system reviews.
RESOURCE PACK FOR LOOKING OUT FOR OUR NEIGHBOURS CAMPAIGN
RESOURCE PACK FOR LOOKING OUT FOR OUR NEIGHBOURS CAMPAIGN
The latest delayed transfers of care data was released today. This is for January 2019.
Compared to the previous month (December 2018) there was a small increase in DTOC beds per day overall, and across both NHS and Social Care. Related measures: Emergency Readmissions by CCG After a long gap in provision, NHS Digital will be publishing a revised measure on emergency readmissions next Thursday 21st March. Unfortunately this is currently only produced at CCG geography, but they will provide a time series from 2018 back to 2013. The data will be available here: https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/ci-hub/ccg-outcomes-indicator-set The summary DTOC analysis is now all available in this LG Inform report - Summary report in LG Inform – headline figures. Further views of the data are available in: Delayed transfers of care – quick view and Delayed transfer of care - summary overview for your area All excel tools providing a drill down into the combined Trust/LA data are up to date. DTOC extended time series (monthly by LA and Trust) Latest DTOC detailed analysis (monthly) DTOC Analysis over time by reason Along with the DTOC Summary analysis by LA The main findings as reported in the statistical release are as follows: • There were 135,700 total delayed days in January 2019, of which 86,800 were in acute care. This is a decrease from January 2018, where there were 151,400 total delayed days, of which 99,000 were in acute care. • The 135,700 total delayed days in January 2019 is equivalent to 4,377 daily DTOC beds. This compares to 4,883 in January 2018 and 4,173 in December 2018. Both the NHS and Social Care sectors have seen reductions in the volume of delayed transfers of care in the last year. • 61.3% of all delays in January 2019 were attributable to the NHS, 30.5% were attributable to Social Care and the remaining 8.1% were attributable to both NHS and Social Care. The proportion of delays attributable to Social Care has decreased over the last year to 30.5%. • The main reason for NHS delays in January 2019 was “Patients Awaiting further Non Acute NHS Care”. This accounted for 24,500 delayed days (29.4% of all NHS delays). The number of delays attributable to this reason showed an increase between August 2015 and January 2017. Since March 2018, the number has been generally decreasing, although the delayed days in January 2019 is an increase on the previous month (21,400 in December 2018). • The main reason for Social Care delays in January 2019 was “Patients Awaiting Care Package in their Own Home”. This accounted for 13,900 delayed days (33.6% of all Social Care delays). The number of delays attributable to this reason had been increasing steadily since April 2014 and reached a peak in December 2016. Delays attributable to this reason have been gradually decreasing since March 2018. • Delays can occur in either an acute or non-acute care setting. The proportion of delays occurring in acute care in January 2019 was 63.9% compared to 65.4% in January 2018.
DTOC Data - December 2018
Delayed Transfers of Care - Quick view: http://lginform.local.gov.uk/reports/view/lga-research/quick-view-dtoc-summary-delayed-days-for-a-single-authority-1?mod-area=E092000001 DToC Summery over view for your area http://lginform.local.gov.uk/reports/view/lga-research/2017-10-10-understanding-dtocs Further views of the data are available in: Delayed transfers of care – quick view and Delayed transfer of care - summary overview for your area All excel tools providing a drill down into the combined Trust/LA data are up to date. DTOC extended time series (monthly by LA and Trust) Latest DTOC detailed analysis (monthly) DTOC Analysis over time by reason I have also updated DTOC analysis to inform BCF targets and DTOC Summary analysis by LA to reflect the latest BCF plans for DTOCs which I have been advised are now published at https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/better-care-fund-operating-guidance-for-2017-19/ Over the next couple of weeks we will add the plan data to LG Inform and the DTOC reports. The main findings as reported in the statistical release are as follows: • There were 129,400 total delayed days in December 2018, of which 82,800 were in acute care. This is a decrease from December 2017, where there were 145,000 total delayed days, of which 93,600 were in acute care. • The 129,400 total delayed days in December 2018 is equivalent to 4,173 daily DTOC beds. This compares to 4,580 in November 2018 and 4,679 in December 2017. Both the NHS and Social Care sectors have seen reductions in the volume of delayed transfers of care in the last year. • 61.2% of all delays in December 2018 were attributable to the NHS, 30.1% were attributable to Social Care and the remaining 8.7% were attributable to both NHS and Social Care. The proportion of delays attributable to Social Care has decreased over the last year to 30.1%. • The main reason for NHS delays in December 2018 was “Patients Awaiting further Non Acute NHS Care”. This accounted for 21,400 delayed days (27.0% of all NHS delays). The number of delays attributable to this reason showed an increase between August 2015 and January 2017. Since then, the number has been generally decreasing. The 21,400 delays are the lowest number of delays attributed to this reason since December 2012 (20,800). • The main reason for Social Care delays in December 2018 was “Patients Awaiting Care Package in their Own Home”. This accounted for 13,100 delayed days (33.7% of all Social Care delays), compared to 17,000 in December 2017. The number of delays attributable to this reason had been increasing steadily since April 2014 and reached a peak in December 2016. Delays attributable to this reason have been gradually decreasing since March 2017, although did increase slightly between June and October 2018. • The proportion of delays occurring in acute care in December 2018 was 64.0% compared to 64.6% in December 2017.
Future of CQC System Reviews
ITEM IN TODAYS LGC Care Quality Commission teams which carried out reviews of health and social care systems have been disbanded after the government failed to respond to the regulator’s request for clarity on programme’s future. The reviews were expected to be recommissioned for 2019 but have now been put on hold after health secretary Matt Hancock failed to provide clarity on the programme’s future. In a letter to the Commons health and social care committee last week, director of engagement at the CQC Chris Day revealed that Mr Hancock did not formally respond to letter a letter from CQC chief executive Ian Trenholm requesting confirmation on the next stage of the programme. This was despite the CQC previously receiving “strong indications” from the Department of Health and Social Care that further reviews would be commissioned, Mr Day wrote. He added: “We understand that there is no scope for further funding in this financial year and the department wishes to make decisions about the future of the programme after the adult social care green paper is finalised. We have as a result been forced to disband our dedicated LSR team due to a lack of funding from the DHSC to continue the programme.”
CQC Data Power Bi Tool
A link to the latest CQC Data Power Bi tool which has been shared by Bradford.
Expressions of interest for 19/20 LGA & NHS funded Social Care Digital Innovation Programme open now
Just FYI-expressions of interest for 19/20 LGA & NHS funded Social Care Digital Innovation Programme open now-closes 7 March 2019; more info see weblink. Contact Abby or email@example.com with any queries
ECM (Electronic Care Monitoring) for state-funded home care
When we first introduced ECM (Electronic Care Monitoring) for state-funded home care almost 20 years ago it was new, exciting and promised to revolutionise care delivery. Early adopters agree that it did that. So we’ve been looking at whether the savings, efficiencies and quality benefits are still relevant in today fragile care market? Working with ADASS Associate Keith Skerman, H.A.S. Technology commissioned some qualitative research to gain a better understanding of how ECM is used today. We’ve published the findings in a white paper we’d like to share with you: https://www.cm2000.co.uk/whitepaper-electronic-care-monitoring The findings reinforced the benefits of ECM technology in terms of safeguarding, supporting quality and delivering efficiencies. It touched on the struggle between Councils and Providers to agree mutually beneficial arrangements, but overall demonstrated that where this was achieved the information generated was incredibly valuable for improving services and informing wider decision making. If you are using ECM we hope this will inspire you to ensure you are capitalising on the data at your disposal. If you’re not currently monitoring real-time service delivery we hope the paper will provide food for thought.
DToC counting guidance
DToC counting guidance
Rob Webster, CEO Lead for the Partnership shares his thoughts on the NHS Long Term Plan, Monday 7 January 2019
NHS Long Term Plan
INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION about the MARKET ANALYSIS DATA COLLECTION from Care and Health Improvement programme (CHIP) Markets and Modelling project January 2019
INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION about the MARKET ANALYSIS DATA COLLECTION from Care and Health Improvement programme (CHIP) Markets and Modelling project January 2019 As you know the markets analysis data request will be circulated to all councils in early 2019. The current target dates for the collection period are from Wednesday 9th January 2019 with return to Alder Advice by Tuesday 5th February 2019. If councils wish to access the market analysis tool developed with the data, they will need to participate in this data collection exercise. We are circulating the information in advance of the January date as a ‘heads up’ which we hope is helpful, so councils have some additional time to understand the details, the benefits of participating and what is involved, particularly for council staff who may not be aware of the project. We will circulate this again in January when we make the formal email request to collect the data. Any initial queries can be sent to the addresses at the end of this email. The pack comprises The Market Analysis Data Request template with definitions and guidance - link here Project Information and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - link here Use of the Market Analysis Data Set - Outputs and Insights PowerPoint - link here Guide to finding the CQC location ID - link here We are currently waiting for legal advice from counsel on Information Governance and GDPR aspects. There will be a Statement for Councils and further information issued following this, which we will include in the January mail out. For any general queries about this project please email firstname.lastname@example.org For any questions about the data collection please email Alder Advice, our supplier partner at Ideamarketa@alderadvice.co.uk The key Alder Advice and CHIP contacts for this project are Dan Short Alder Advice 07748 180 390 email@example.com Rachel Carter Brigid Day Adviser CHIP/LGA Markets and Commissioning 07827 083942 firstname.lastname@example.org Senior Adviser CHIP/LGA Markets and Commissioning 07867 189177 email@example.com Predictive Modelling work - as you know, Alder Advice are currently visiting councils that have predictive models for adult social care in use or development. This will then be used to develop options for the model by the Spring. If you have any questions about this next phase, or if you would like to tell us about a model you know of, we would very much like to hear from you. Please email Alder Advice at Ideamodelt@alderadvice.co.uk Brigid Day Senior Adviser Markets and Commissioning Care and Health Improvement Programme | Local Government Association 18 Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3HZ Tel: 07867 189177
West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership - Weekly Update 21/12/18
What’s been happening this week?
Headline results from Wakefield's Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire
Analysts can deep dive into the results to cross reference/look at different groups and their behaviours – i.e. young carers.
The latest Delayed Transfers of Care Data - Sept 2018
The latest delayed transfers of care data was released today. This is for September 2018. For the third month in a row, the daily DTOC numbers went up. However this month saw a very slight decrease in the number of daily DTOC beds for social care (reduction of 7 beds per day). The level of DTOC beds days for social care is now around a similar level to that achieved in April 18. The main findings as reported in the statistical release are as follows: Main Findings – SEPTEMBER 2018: Delayed Transfers of Care • There were 144,300 total delayed days in September 2018, of which 95,000 were in acute care. This is a decrease from September 2017, where there were 168,000 total delayed days, of which 109,800 were in acute care. • The 144,300 total delayed days in September 2018 is equivalent to 4,809 daily DTOC beds. This compares to 4,697 in August 2018 and 5,601 in September 2017. • Both the NHS and Social Care sectors have seen reductions in the volume of delayed transfers of care in the last year. • 62.3% of all delays in September 2018 were attributable to the NHS, 30.5% were attributable to Social Care and the remaining 7.2% were attributable to both NHS and Social Care. • The proportion of delays attributable to Social Care has decreased over the last year to 30.5%. • The main reason for NHS delays in September 2018 was “Patients Awaiting further Non Acute NHS Care”. This accounted for 22,400 delayed days (24.9% of all NHS delays). The number of delays attributable to this reason showed a general increase between August 2015 and January 2017. Since then, the number has been generally decreasing. The current figure of 22,400 delays attributable to this reason is the lowest number since December 2012 (20,800). • The main reason for Social Care delays in September 2018 was “Patients Awaiting Care Package in their Own Home”. This accounted for 15,500 delayed days (35.1% of all Social Care delays), compared to 20,600 in September 2017. The number of delays attributable to this reason had been increasing steadily since April 2014 and reached a peak in December 2016. Delays attributable to this reason have been gradually decreasing since March 2017, although since May 2018 these figures have increased slightly. • Delays can occur in either an acute or non-acute care setting. The proportion of delays occurring in acute care in September 2018 was 65.9% compared to 65.3% in September 2017. Social care daily DTOCs by reason for delay over time, all England The summary analysis is now all available in this LG Inform report - Summary report in LG Inform – headline figures. Further views of the data are available in: Delayed transfers of care – quick view and Delayed transfer of care - summary overview for your area All excel tools providing a drill down into the combined Trust/LA data are up to date. DTOC extended time series (monthly by LA and Trust) Latest DTOC detailed analysis (monthly) DTOC Analysis over time by reason
West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Board to Bring NHS, Councils and Communities Closer Together
West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Board to Bring NHS, Councils and Communities Closer Together. This includes an announcement of the Chair of the Board who will be Cllr Swift.
Info from the Public Outreach Department of The Mesothelioma Center (Asbestos.com)
Info from the Public Outreach Department of The Mesothelioma Center (Asbestos.com). As you may be aware, mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer caused from asbestos exposure. Due to the long latency period of mesothelioma, approximately 20-50 years, about 80% of those who are diagnosed with this terrible disease are seniors. Our organization works 1-on-1 with these individuals to help them find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups. I was wondering if you'd be interested in including our organization as a resource to help seniors suffering from mesothelioma find free care and support? Take a look at some of the information we have at www.asbestos.com/mesothelioma/pleural/
Skills For Care - LA Summary Reports
For information – here is a tool from Skills for Care’s providing analysis of the social care workforce using Tableau.
Invitation to a Clinical and Care Staff Workshop for Yorkshire and Humber Care Record
Pontefract Racecourse on 27 November 2018 at 12:30 - 16:30 If you work in social care, mental health, community, acute, pharmacy or GP setting we would like you to invite you to a clinical and care staff workshop to discuss how we achieve the Right Information, Right Person, Right Time vision for Yorkshire and Humber. Book now https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yorkshire-and-humber-care-record-clinical-and-care-staff-workshop-tickets-51398180341 to reserve your place, spaces are limited. We want to engage with a wide range of clinical and care staff who deal directly with patients/service users across the Yorkshire and Humber region. We need to understand your views on what information may be helpful, what the benefits of sharing patient data are, what your concerns/issues are and chat through some use cases. The workshop will be headed up by the Yorkshire and Humber Care Record team as key aspect of the work required to deliver the exemplar position awarded to the region under the NHS England's Local Health Care Record Exemplar (LHCRE) programme. The programme's ambitious objective is to integrate health and care records across the region with the aim of improving care by providing timely and relevant information to care professionals and citizens securely and safely and we need your help to achieve this goal. Your involvement will help us to build a solution that will help to provide better care for the people we look after. The workshop will be held at Pontefract Racecourse on 27 November 2018 from 12:30-16:30. Teas and coffees will be served. Please book now https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yorkshire-and-humber-care-record-clinical-and-care-staff-workshop-tickets-51398180341 to reserve your place, spaces are limited. This is the first of a number of clinical sessions that will be held over the coming months across the region. If you are unable to attend this event but want to be involved in the future - please register your interest with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Looking forward to meeting you on 27 November Dr Jason Broch Clinical Lead for Yorkshire and Humber Care Record
CQC Local Area Profiles - September 2018
These profiles give a picture of the health and social care system in each local authority area. They bring together data to give an indication of how different services work together. CQC have used national data to build a set of cross-sector indicators. The profiles show how well the system in each local authority area performs against them. What the profiles are for The profiles focus on the care pathway for people aged 65 or over living in these areas. CQC created them to help carry out local system reviews. CQC are also sharing them with local health and care leaders to help improve the way different parts of the system work together. https://www.cqc.org.uk/local-systems-review
STATISTICAL PRESS NOTICE MONTHLY DELAYED TRANSFERS OF CARE DATA, ENGLAND, JULY 2018
Main Findings – JULY 2018
NHS-Social Care Interface Dashboard
NHS-Social Care Interface Dashboard
The Transformation Funding from NHS England
You can link to it from here if helpful for your communication channels:
West Yorkshire and Harrogate workforce investment plan
There is a link to the news online in case you would like to use it for internal communications. We will also give it a tweet later too in case you would like to retweet.
Workforce Intelligence Newsletter August 2018
It will take you to the publications and reports as well as the new Tableau function to be able to compare areas. There is also an opportunity for you to sign up to receive a regular Workforce Intelligence Newsletter.
Latest CQC data/heat map from Bradford
Latest CQC data/heat map from Bradford
Peer Review documents
General information These FAQs help to show the nature of some of the issues that Adult Social Care routinely gives advice on. The list is not exhaustive and further questions and answers may be added at a later date.
Kirklees Intelligence and Impact Strategic Lead / Perm / F/T / Corporate Services> Policy, Intelligence and Public Health
Job opportunity: Intelligence and Impact Strategic Lead / Perm / F/T / Corporate Services> Policy, Intelligence and Public Health
North Kirklees - Clinical commissioning group – Senior Communications / PR Job Opportunity
Clinical commissioning group – Senior Communications / PR Job Opportunity
Cancer Alliance is currently advertising/recruiting for two new lay members
The West Yorkshire & Harrogate Cancer Alliance has recently restructured its Board to make it a more effective vehicle for delivering its ambitions in a climate of mutual accountability – both across our six local places and between ‘sectors’. The Alliance has also taken the opportunity to increase its lay representation on the Board and is currently advertising/recruiting two new lay members. Ideally one of these would have experience of cancer care as a patient, but the second could be patient, carer or an interested member of the public. We are inviting expressions of interest based on the generic role outline developed for the Health and Care Partnership and would be grateful if you could share this with your networks in order that we can maximise our reach.
‘Care Together – Share Together’ June 2018 Newsletter
4 Pages of info!
APSE Adult Social Care Forum Tuesday 19th June 2018, Oxford
Ensuring early intervention, enabling a smooth pathway out of hospital and improving outcomes in workforce recruitment and retention.
Trusted Assessment: essential elements
This guide describes how local systems could implement trusted assessment to effectively and safely reduce the numbers and waiting times of people awaiting discharge from hospital.
Prevention of fire hazards that can arise in outdoor barbecues and campfire situations
Stay safe this summer!
9 Essential Mobile Device Apps For Senior Citizens
Helpful Senior Citizen Apps You Can Get For Free Many people assume that the older a person is, the less he or she knows about the Internet and technology. Well, that’s just not true. According to a study by Pew Research, six in ten senior citizens (adults 65 or older) use the Internet, while 77 percent have their own cell phones. The study also points out that once seniors learn to use new advances in technology, it often becomes a fundamental part of their day to day living. On that note, there are tons of mobile device applications (apps) that can benefit older adults and make their daily activities easier. Here are some free essential apps every senior citizen should use:
6 Powerful Ways To Help Seniors Avoid Isolation
It’s an unfortunate reality that many seniors find themselves terribly isolated. After a spouse passes away or a debilitating illness hits, it’s common for a senior to be cut off from both friends and family for extended periods of time. Obviously, this isn’t intentional on anyone’s part – it’s simply a disheartening reality.
Latest news and resources for regional SLI leads
Latest news and resources for regional SLI leads
Moving an Aging or Disabled Parent Into Your Home: 4 Things You Should Know
It’s every adult child’s nightmare: getting a phone call in the middle of the night from an aging parent, or worse, the hospital. Maybe there’s been a fall or a medical emergency. Perhaps the early stages of dementia have advanced more quickly than anticipated, and there’s been an incident. Either way, one thing is clear in this situation — it is no longer safe for the parent to live alone.
8 Ways For Seniors To Stay Active This Holiday Season
Staying healthy can be a challenge during the holiday season, when diet and exercise often take a backseat to the more festive tasks of shopping and eating. But there are things you can do to make sure you enjoy all the season has to offer without sacrificing your health.
The Great British Care Awards Nominee Form
Do you know any inspirational individuals or teams in social care? There's still time to nominate for the 2017 Regional Great British Care Awards. • join us in paying tribute to the unsung heroes of our sector • celebrate excellence in social care across the entire sector • motivate and value your staff • meet inspirational influencers and leaders from across the sector.
TLAP’s Care Act Survey June 2017
Key headlines: • Results of the survey, which focussed on aspects of personalisation, suggest that progress has been good in some areas of the Act, but in others, is yet to make a difference. • Sixty-nine percent of the participants said their care and support made a positive difference to their wellbeing and health. Areas of major concern, however, highlighted by the survey were people’s ability to access support, and the variation in their experiences, depending on whether they were funded by the council or self-funded. There was also a marked difference between council’s perception of Care Act implementation, and the experiences of people and carers directly themselves. • The survey was commissioned by the Department of Health, and wherever possible, based on questions tested by partner organisation in other surveys or evaluations, including the Personal Outcomes Evaluation Tool developed by In Control and the University of Lancaster. Clenton Farquharson MBE, Chair of TLAP Board and person with a care and support need, said: “I was a member of the working group that developed the Care Act survey to make sure it spoke to people with care and support needs. Now as chair of the TLAP board my message to members that represent the TLAP Partnership is that these results have spoken to us with a clear message that more needs to be done. We particularly need to draw attention to what we describe as the ‘rhetoric vs reality’ gap, between what people with care needs are experiencing, and what council colleagues perceive and say is happening when they work to embed personalisation”. John Waters, Research and Evaluation Lead, In Control, said: “The findings of TLAP’s Care Act survey do not surprise me. They reflect many of the findings of the Independent Living Survey 2016 published by In Control on behalf of the Independent Living Strategy Group. These findings serve as a reminder that there is more work to be done in supporting councils to align the principles of putting people first with people’s expectations that they be put first”. We will use #CareActSurvey on Twitter.
The Kings Fund: What is social care and how does it work?
Here we have pulled together a range of content to help explain social care in England, including a series of short videos on what social care is, how it’s provided and paid for, and how it works with the NHS and other services.
The Kings Fund: Leading across the health and care system
As the NHS seeks to move away from competition towards integration and to develop new models of care, individuals and organisations across the health and care system need to learn to work together to make the best use of collective skills and knowledge.
UK Digital Strategy
This strategy sets out how we will build on our success to date to develop a world-leading digital economy that works for everyone.
Choices Carers Magazine March 2017
CReate works a treat for carers Emailinfo@carersresource.org Webcarersresource.org facebook.com/carersresource @CarersResource Carers juggling a job and the demands of looking after someone are the special focus of our new CReate service...
Equipment to Help You Films
Simple equipment you can buy These videos show some of the items that could help you with simple tasks around your home.
LGA New integration resource library
The new integration resource library, which is now on the LGA website. It can also be found through the integration landing page. It is very much a first cut so any feedback or suggestions are welcome. We will be working closely with our health and social care partners in phase two to make sure current best practice is captured. The resource library is expected to be signposted to in the forthcoming BCF and integration policy guidance, as a resource for those pursuing further integration. This is why a first version has been released now and we appreciate there is much scope for development.
A&E at Doncaster Royal Infirmary: reviewing attendance and patients’ experience of the queue Dec 2016
A&E at Doncaster Royal Infirmary: reviewing attendance and patients’ experience of the queue
LGA Just what the doctor ordered: social prescribing - a guide for local authorities
published by LGA 18 May 2016 The challenge of the ageing population and supporting people with long-term conditions is one of the biggest our society faces.
How serious is the funding crisis in social care?
UK care will increase by £10bn while public spending falls. When did this funding gap become a crisis?
Think Local Act Personal - NCAG, December 2016
Think Local Act Personal - NCAG, December 2016
Developments in Adult Social Care Bulletin November 2016
Welcome to the November 2016 Developments in Adult Social Care Bulletin. The bulletin contains brief details of news, research reports, journal articles and government policy relating to adult social care.
Carers Leeds Nov 2016 Newsletter
CARERS LEEDS WINS PRESTIGIOUS HSJ AWARD Carers Leeds are absolutely thrilled to announce that in partnership with Leeds City Council Adult Social Care and the 3 Leeds CCG’s, we have won a prestigious HSJ Award in the CCG & Local Authority Integrated Commissioning for Carers category! READ MORE....
Carers Resource Choices Nov 2016
Carers Resource Choices Nov 2016
Think Local Act Personal - Sector leaders reach consensus on conditions for building engaging and empowering communities
Sector leaders reach consensus on conditions for building engaging and empowering communities
Developments in Adult Social Care Bulletin October 2016
Developments in Adult Social Care Bulletin October 2016
The ADASS Care Apps showcase event March 2017
The ADASS Care Apps showcase event was oversubscribed when first staged in October 2015, with more than 250 social care professionals, providers and others seeing presentations from 12 featured app developers.
The Kings Fund: New care models Emerging innovations in governance and organisational form Oct 2016
The 23 vanguard sites chosen to develop the multispecialty community provider (MCP) and primary and acute care system (PACS) new care models have been working to pool budgets and integrate services more closely. Some are continuing to use informal partnerships, but others are opting for more formal governance arrangements. Commissioners are grappling with how to contract for the new systems, while providers are exploring how to work together within emerging partnerships, how to allocate funding, and how to share risk and rewards.
Think Local Act Personal - TLAP arrangements
The Board is as committed as ever to TLAP's guiding principles and work programme. However, because of the need to ensure TLAP’s sustainability in a tough financial climate the Board has decided that it cannot continue to have a director for TLAP after Lynda Tarpley’s contract expires on 9 December 2016.
Nearly 80,000 care staff could be at risk as Brexit fuels uncertainty about status of EU workers
Care services for elderly and disabled people could be at risk because nearly 80,000 workers in the sector in England don’t have British citizenship and could lose their right to work in the UK following the vote for Brexit.
DoH Guidance List of changes made to the Care Act guidance
Updated 26 September 2016 Contents Chapter 2: Preventing, reducing or delaying needs Chapter 6. Assessment and eligibility Chapter 8: Charging and financial assessment Chapter 23: Transition to the new legal framework Annex C: Treatment of income
iPC Commissioning Courses
As a commissioner, you need to shape services based on needs but within available resources. You want to maintain good relationships with your service providers, at the same time providing people who use services with choice and control over their care, ultimately achieving positive outcomes.
iPC Support to develop leadership around the Social Services & Well-being (Wales) Act
IPC has developed a set of leadership resources for learning facilitators to help strategic leaders, managers and Regional Partnership Boards working across Wales understand their duties and responsibilities under the new Social Services & Well-being (Wales) Act.
iPC Two discussion papers on domiciliary care commissioning and procurement
IPC has produced two discussion papers for the Social Services Improvement Agency for Wales (SSIA) and the National Commissioning Board for Wales (NCB). The papers comprise views and opinions which are those of IPC not the NCB or SSIA.
Research and analysis Future of an ageing population July 2016
Foresight report looking at the challenges and opportunities of an ageing society.
Commissioning for better health outcomes published by LGA 14 September 2016
Commissioners are vital in the process of making the most of collective resources to improve health outcomes for local citizens. The role of commissioning is no longer about identifying and procuring services for individuals but bringing people together to enable citizens to live a fulfilling and independent life for as long as possible.
iPC Oxford Brookes University Workshops
Workshops One-day public care training and development We run a series of one-day workshops offering concentrated, practical training and development in a range of areas. We are also running a workshop programme on Managing Demand in Autumn and Winter 2016. Skills development workshops Innovations in children’s social care services - based on our recent innovation evaluation, this workshop for senior and middle managers will explore recent findings about the nature of presenting needs within child in need and child protection cohorts - including the prevalence of 'toxic trio' issues and the relevance for social care-led interventions Data analysis techniques - explores how analysing key data can support your organisation in tackling current issues and challenges, such as looking at ways to reduce demand for services whilst still meeting needs and outcomes Take a look at our workshop programme for 2016. To book your place on a skills development workshop, download, complete and return this booking form, contact Emma Beal or Tammy Abarno on 01865 790312 or email email@example.com. Find out more.....
Carers UK New survey on the later stages of caring Sept 2016
20 September 2016 Employers for Carers and Carers UK have launched a new survey to explore the impacts of the later stages of caring – especially when caring comes to an end – on employers and carers in the workplace.
Think Local Act Personal News September 2016
In this edition of the newsletter, we bring you a round up of some great examples of organisations that have volunteered to sign up to Making it Real.
DoH Research and development work relating to assistive technology 2015-16
Presented to Parliament pursuant to Section 22 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 Introduction ................................................................................................................................ 3 Developments in priority setting and funding ............................................................................. 4 Research current in 2015/16 ...................................................................................................... 8 Supporting uptake and spread of assistive technology ............................................................ 10 Annex: Listing of assistive technology research and development activity 2015-16 ................ 12
Katherine Wilson: Ageing population intensifies need for caring policies Sept 2016
One in nine workers in the UK care for a family member or friend who is older, disabled or ill, according to the 2011 Census. The pressures of juggling work and care, without the right support from employers or local services, have forced millions of people to give up work or reduce their hours to care, at a cost to the economy of £1.3 billion a year, according to the London School of Economics’ study, Public expenditure costs of carers leaving employment, published in April 2012....
iPC Institute of Public Care Childrens and Adult Commissioning Courses
IPC's popular Certificate in Commissioning and Purchasing for Public Care will once again take place this Autumn. Two courses will begin in September and October, one aimed at Children's Services and one for Adults' Services. Each offers a focused introduction to commissioning in the service area concerned.
Bracknell Forest Council - social media campaign on mental health
In February 2016, Bracknell Forest Council launched a social media campaign on mental health, as part of its wider Year of Self Care Programme – promoting a different element of health improvement each month. The aim of the programme is to promote key messages and engage new partners in the work.
Think Local Act Personal Keeping up the spirit – a Partnership challenge
'The TLAP Partnership has often been described as the moral heart of the social care system. If this is the case, then we are perfectly positioned to return the focus of the narrative to personalisation as a rights based issue, and not one of systems or process. That is the spirit of the Care Act and the challenge from National Coproduction Advisory Group members to us'.
Developments in Adult Social Care Bulletin August 2016
Welcome to the August 2016 Developments in Adult Social Care Bulletin. The bulletin contains brief details of news, research reports, journal articles and government policy relating to adult social care.
Choices News Letter September 2016
Creating a new future for carers.
NHS England Health and High Quality Care for All, Now and for Future Generations
Better Care Fund The Better Care Fund (BCF) is a programme spanning both the NHS and local government. It has been created to improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our society, placing them at the centre of their care and support, and providing them with ‘wraparound’ fully integrated health and social care, resulting in an improved experience and better quality of life.
Commissioning for Better Outcomes Master Class
ADASS Yorkshire & Humberside Commissioning for Better Outcomes event is taking place on the 4th October. To book tickets either go to the regional website http://adassyh.org.uk/ or through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/adass-yorkshire-humberside-commissioning-for-better-outcomes-masterclass-tickets-26841390321
Developments in Adult Social Care Bulletin August 2016
Welcome to the August 2016 Developments in Adult Social Care Bulletin. The bulletin contains brief details of news, research reports, journal articles and government policy relating to adult social care.
Job opportunities with Hull City Council Adult Social Care
Are you passionate about making a positive and lasting difference to the people of Hull? Care and support in Hull is changing and Hull City Council are looking for people to join their adult social care team. We are looking for people who have the energy, motivation and innovation to pursue a career within adult social care. This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference in working with people who may require support in achieving their personal aspirations and goals to help maximise their independence. Embedding the principles of personalisation and delivering the aims of early help and prevention will be key requirements of these roles. Each post is integral to the development and delivery of imaginative and creative solutions which underpin the requirements of the Care Act 2014 and support Hull’s strategic vision of “a life not a service”. We are offering exciting opportunities for people who can demonstrate their ability to focus on people’s strengths and choices to live their lives to the full, and who are able to work in partnership with people, their families and their communities.
iamsocialwork SUPER:vision Tour Leeds
iamsocialwork's National SUPER:vision Tour is coming back to Leeds ! Supported by BASW. 8 events, 7 national locations, over 2 weeks in September. Social workers all over the country need: inspiration and education from brilliant people within the profession, stronger peer support from each other and motivation from a great evening. We plan on giving you all of that - and so much more. This is not a conference ! This is an independently run support and networking evening. Be part of a whole campaign. You will have access to all materials shared across all SUPER:vision events and build links with attendees from all of the events. We're also introducing a free National mentoring scheme to help you all stay better connected. We'll connect you with another social worker / student / manager / academic - for monthly support, so the support you access lasts long past the actual event itself. *Listen to an industry keynote speaker, take part in interactive workshops and build your peer networks* Keynote speaker: Dr Sharon Shoesmith - Researcher, Writer and Public Speaker. Workshops: Social Work Tutor and Amanda Taylor, Senior Lecturer of SW UCLan. Keep connected with us, join our Facebook page or follow Zoe on Twitter to make sure you're connected and updated with all event details.
New Managing Demand Workshop Programmes for England and Wales
IPC, together with John Bolton, has led new thinking on demand management and this extensive experience of working with organisations and associated research across England and Wales will inform our new Managing demand workshop programme. The workshops will be delivered by Visiting Professor John Bolton with senior IPC staff in Autumn and Winter 2016. The new workshops will comprise specific programmes aimed at the individual agendas in England and Wales: ◾The case for prevention ◾How can councils manage demand? ◾New approaches to Integration ◾Commissioning for Outcomes ◾New approaches to performance management
Redbridge HASS – integrating health and social care services
People in Redbridge now receive improved high quality, person-centered health and social care services from the Redbridge integrated Health and Adult Social Care Service (HASS) run by NELFT NHS Foundation Trust. This unique partnership, between the NHS and the local authority started on 1 April 2016. The aim of this new integrated service is to ensure adult health and social care services are fit for purpose, innovative and continue to meet the needs of a growing local population.
New HWB Chairs/Vice Chairs/Adult Social Care Portfolio-Holders Induction Session
Local Government House - 21 September 2016 If you are new to the role of Chair or Vice Chair of Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) or a new portfolio-holder for Adult Social Care this free induction session is for you 21 September 2016, 10.45am – 3pm, Terrace Lounge, LGA
A shared vision for integrated health and social care Source: NHE Jul/Aug 16
The Local Government Association’s (LGA’s) portfolio holder for community wellbeing, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, outlines the essential components to help deliver fully integrated health and social care by 2020.
Your views matter - The Care Act one year on
One year on from the implementation of the Care Act 2014, TLAP wants to hear about the experiences of people with care and support needs to find out what difference the Act is making.
Brexit and Local government
This Commons Library briefing paper covers the possible impact of exiting the European Union on local authorities, with regard to devolution deals; EU structural funds; compliance with EU law; and medium-term financial implications.
Think Local Act Personal: Can you help? New Care Act survey with a difference
Can you help? New Care Act survey with a difference One year on from the implementation of the Care Act 2014, TLAP wants to hear about the experiences of people with care and support needs to find out what difference the Act is making. The survey will be launched in early September for one month. We will need as much help as possible to make sure we have a good response rate. Can you help? Would you be able to help promote the survey via your website, e-newsletter, social media, word of mouth. We are also looking for opportunities where groups of people could be supported face to face to complete the survey. Please let us know now if you will be able to help by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 10th August with the subject heading, ‘Your views matter’.
ADASS INFORMATICS NETWORK: NEWSLETTER August 2016
In this edition... 1. Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt Outs - Caldicott Review - Comments Required 2. Local Government Association Vacancies - Recruiting 3. Use of Technology to Transform Social Care - Call for Evidence 4. Health and Social Care Network (N3 replacement) - Roadshows 5. Developing Digital Practitioners - Discovery Report from Leeds 6. National and Regional Events Calendar
Institute for Government - Local public service reform
This paper provides much-needed clarity on what would help people involved in integrating public services locally to share experiences and learn from one another to improve outcomes on the ground. An accompanying set of eight case studies provides more detail about the methods and impact of different approaches designed to support learning around local public service reform more generally.
LGA Beyond fighting fires
The fire and rescue service is an integral part of keeping our communities safe and secure. Even with greatly reduced financial resources, the sector continues to deliver robust, professional and innovative front line services for local communities...
Developments in Adult Social Care Bulletin July 2016
Contents Adults •Department of Health ministerial responsibilities •Records management code of practice for health and social care •A new future for social care? •Department of Health annual report •Impact of the spending review on health and social care •NHS funded nursing care rate for 2016 to 2017 •Vision for adult social work in England •Precept fails to close funding gap •Health and social care data security •Mears serve notice over fees •Salford transforms health and social care •Implications of Brexit for health and social care •UK exit from the EU: briefing for those working with EU migrants •Using the Mental Capacity Act •Delivering integrated health and social care Older people •Managing care home closures •Discharging older people from acute hospitals •Integrated care for older people •Dealing with difficult conversations Learning disabilities •Transformation of care for people with learning disabilities •How an iPad app transformed an assessment Mental health •Mental health and prevention •Increased mental health services for those arrested •Resource for asylum seeking and refugee women Carers •Juggling work and unpaid care •Care Act for carers - one year on
The Government seeks views on the proposed data security standards and new consent and opt-outs model for data sharing in the NHS and social care. The closing date for responses is 7 September 2016
The Government seeks views on the proposed data security standards and new consent and opt-outs model for data sharing in the NHS and social care. The closing date for responses is 7 September 2016.
The Committee of Public Accounts: Discharging Older People from Acute Hospitals
NHS England Quick Guides - Reports & Outcomes
The Keogh Urgent Care Review
Select Committee report on the Funding of Health and Social Care
Storify of the ADASS Social Work Conference 15 July 2016
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Bulletin's for Care and Support staff on policy, research, developments
Bulletin for care and support staff on policy, research, developments
Health and social care West Midlands website
This site has been created to support health, social care and wellbeing leaders in the West Midlands to develop the more integrated services envisioned in the Health & Social Care Act 2012. It is run by Improvement and Efficiency West Midlands on behalf of the ‘Making it Work’ steering group.