Navigating the obstacles to health and care integration

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Alison Turner summarises a new learning report from the Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care (SLIC) programme, which aimed to overcome barriers to health and care integration. The report offers actionable insights that are informed by empirical evidence and experiential learning.

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CQC State of Care Report and research for quality improvement: Elves mine the archive

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Sarah Carr takes a look at CQC’s State of Adult Social Care Report 2014/15 and corrals the elves in to mine the Social Care Elf archive for some research blogs to help adults social care providers improve services quality.

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Service improvement needs “a more empowering, bottom-up approach” says Nuffield Trust report

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In this blog, Caroline De Brún looks at a report published by the Nuffield Trust, which suggests a list of priorities for the government to act on, around improvement in the NHS.

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Recognise the barriers to your improvement

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It’s often quoted that 70% of change programmes fail in the NHS but it’s less clear why and what the solutions may be.

In this blog, Alison Turner considers an evidence scan by Health Foundation, which offers some insight on the key barriers, which hamper improvement in projects and programmes.

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An integrated leadership approach needed to improve care

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In this blog, Caroline De Brún considers the latest research evidence on leadership in health care and key characteristics required for effective leadership, published in a new report by the King’s Fund.

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Report highlights challenges facing CCGs as they take on new co-commissioning responsibilities

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This new report from The King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust provides guidance for CCGs working in partnership with GPs and local authorities, as new co-commissioning arrangements are launched.

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Lessons on long term planning from challenged health economies

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Alison Turner summarises a recent long term planning report from Monitor, TDA and NHS England, which shares lessons from 11 health economies involved in the Intensive Planning Support Programme.

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New approaches are needed to support multi-site working says Dalton Review

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The Dalton Review was carried out to highlight new ways of working in the NHS, to support integrated care and partnerships with non-NHS organisations.

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How do health and social care leaders respond to user involvement?

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Service user researcher and consultant, Gerry Bennison presents his first Social Care Elf blog. In it he critically discusses the findings of a study looking at how leaders in health and social care are responding to service user involvement.

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Bipolar disorder and leadership: evidence from a total population study

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Elena Marcus writes her debut blog on a total population study that finds some interesting associations between bipolar disorder and leadership potential, executive roles and political professions.

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