At Croydon, we know that successful integration of health and social care is not just about the local authority working closely with the NHS, writes Tony Newman, Leader of the London Borough of Croydon. So what is being done to meet the needs of communities in South London?
More than 50,000 people have taken charge of their own care after being handed control of how their NHS funding is spent.
Tim Elwell-Sutton, Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Health Foundation, offers his insight on the impact of the social determinants of health, the cost of health inequalities and why, most crucially, it makes sense to invest in boosting health outcomes.
NHS Digital has awarded £793,000 to the Care Provider Alliance to develop new digital services for social care providers.
A new study from Public Health England has revealed that 1 in 4 hospitals and 1 in 3 GP practices in the UK are in areas that exceed safe levels of air pollution, according to World Health Organisation guidance.
Nine councils in England have been awarded extra funding for digitisation from NHS Digital and the Local Government Association (LGA) as up to £700,000 has been made available to support projects.
Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at the Care Quality Commission, on turning the organisation around and her plans for the Nursing and Midwifery Council