Think tank calls for devolution of transport funding


The devolution of transport funding will enable councils to invest on a strategic basis and help match up transport with new developments, a new report says.

Brokenshire announces plans to improve integration


The Government has announced new measures to help immigrants integrate with their communities.

Scottish health and social care must ‘happen faster’, report says


The integration of health and social care is progressing well but needs to ‘happen faster’, a ministerial group for health and community care has concluded.

Funding unveiled to tackle poor integration


A new £7m fund to help tackle the causes of poor integration in England has been launched by local government minister, James Brokenshire.

Health and social care integration ‘hampered’ by lack of communication, MPs say


There has been a ‘failure’ to engage with local leaders when it comes to the integration of health and social care services, MPs say.

Councils to share £19m to boost integration


Councils in England will receive £19m to help ease pressures on housing, education and health services due to recent migration.

Integrated health and social care starts with the network


Darren Turner explains why having the right network in place is key to the succesful integration of health and social care services.

Enoch was wrong, integration can work – if we get it right locally


Steve Ballinger explores some of the challenges that local areas face when getting integration right today.

Five councils to help with Government integration plan


The Government will work with five local authorities to develop integration plans as it develops a national strategy for England, it has announced today.

Local government and health leaders urged to remake partnership


Local government and health leaders have been urged to seize the ‘once in a generation’ opportunity to remake their partnership by England’s top A&E doctor.

Health and social care reforms being ‘undermined’ by financial pressures


Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) may not achieve their ambitious plans as they are being forced to grapple with short-term financial pressures, CIPFA has warned.

Fact or fiction?


Fact or fiction: dispelling the myths to achieve effective health and social care collaboration.

Progress on prevention and integration in care sector ‘too slow’, charity warns


Local authorities are ‘struggling’ to meet their obligations to prevent, reduce or delay the need for care, the British Red Cross has warned.

STPs ‘under pressure’ and ‘under funded’, survey reveals


Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) are ‘under pressure’ as local authorities and health organisations struggle to integrate, survey reveals.

City takes part in project to improve integration


Liverpool is one of five cities taking part in an international project run by Oxford University to help new arrivals integrate.

Think tank urges urgent health and social care ‘reboot’


The integration of health and social care requires an urgent ‘reboot’ by Whitehall following last month’s General Election result, think tank says.

Council chiefs withdraw support for Better Care Funding guidance


Council leaders have hit out at ‘last minute’ plans to penalise authorities that fail to reduce bed blocking in their area.

Health and social care devolution deal agreed in Surrey


A second Greater Manchester-style devolution deal has been struck in Surrey Heartlands.

Councils have ‘weak’ understanding of accountable care systems


Council figures have ‘weak’ understanding of accountable care systems despite the fact they play an important role in integration of health and social care.

New city-region mayors should be ‘integration champions’, think tank urges


The new ‘metro mayors’ will be well placed to become integration ‘champions’ for their areas, report says.

Better Care Fund a 'ruse' to plug council budgets say MPs


The Better Care Fund has been dubbed a 'complicated ruse’ to transfer money from health to local government, in a new report published today.

Councils urged to tackle segregation by Casey


Public sector leaders have done too little to stop communities from becoming segregated for fear of being branded racist, Dame Louise Casey has claimed.

MPs blame ‘political maladministration' for unsafe hospital discharges


‘Political maladministration’ has led to an unacceptable high level of unsafe discharges from hospital, MPs have warned today.

Council leaders reject devolution deal


The future of a devolution deal in the North East of England is in doubt after council leaders voted yesterday to reject a government deal.

Councils ‘willing and able’ to provide leadership in health and care integration


Councils chiefs have written to the health secretary urging him to recognise local authorities as equal partners with the NHS in health and care integration.

Corbyn pledges to 'insource' council services


Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to insource council services and build 500,000 new council homes in his new leadership manifesto.

Failure to share putting service reform at risk, warns paper


Local authorities have been urged not to ‘reinvent the wheel’ when it comes to reforming public services, in a new paper exploring how to integrate services and improve outcomes.

Health and social care integration needs ‘substantial progress’, CQC says


Older people denied effective and personalised care due to poor integration across local systems, according to health watchdog.

Leadership from councillors 'important for integration'


Political leadership is essential for integration because only elected members have the necessary mandate to ‘bring people together’, according to a speaker from a workshop session at the LGA conference.

'Pioneering’ care organisation launched in Salford


Salford City Council has helped launch a new organisation to join up adult social services and health care across the city.

New care roles are a distraction warn experts


New integrated care jobs are not necessarily the best way of bringing services together, a leading think tank has warned.

Report calls for new health and care department


A new Whitehall department should be set up to manage an integrated health and social care budget, a new report has said.

Report outlines urgent need to integrate health and social care


The health and social care sector should be better integrated, and national leaders need to address the short-fall in public health funding, health experts warn.

Council chiefs fearful of service failures in next three years


More than half of council chief executives (56%) said the fear facing financial crisis within the next year, a new survey has revealed.

Councils urged to take a more ‘active’ approach to integration


Local authorities should publish annual measures of residential segregation as part of a ‘more muscular’ approach to managing ethnic and religious diversity, a new Civitas report argues.

Reform of health and social care under threat, warns watchdog


A lack of national leadership and clear planning is holding up urgent changes needed for health and social care services, Scottish government watchdogs have warned.

Think tank calls for integration of mental and physical health services


The NHS could save £11bn a year by bringing treatment of physical and mental health together, according to specialist think tank The Kings Fund.

Better Care Fund struggling with red tape warns report


The government’s project to integrate health and social care services is being held back by too much red tape, a new report is warning.

District councils ‘sleeping giants of public health’ says report


District councils are the ‘sleeping giants of public health’ and should be seen as such by the NHS and other tiers of local government, according to a new report from The Kings Fund.

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