Reorganisation of the NHS – 10 things we have learnt

To celebrate it 70th Birthday the NHS has been partaking in two of its favourite activities. Firstly, reorganising and secondly, developing long term plans. The Health and Care Act has been in force since 2012. Since then, the NHS has slowly but surely been moving away from the commissioner/provider split set out in the Act. This is because NHS leaders shifted policy toward a health and care system centred around population-based integrated services. Here are 10 pieces of news GK...

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Jennifer Berger 7th Mar, 2019 Strategy
Government , NHS
5 min read

The social care green paper is coming – but so is Christmas

A full year has passed since the Government announced its intention to set out plans to reform care and support in a social care green paper. Since then the paper has bounced across two departments, three secretaries of state and various remits (at first it covered only older people, before expanding to working age adults). The line from government is that the paper is still due out in 2018. Rumours are that the Department of Health and Social Care is currently circulating it amongst other...

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Jennifer Berger 6th Dec, 2018 Insight , Strategy
Health , Social Care
2 min read

It takes a village – how to support better health prevention

Shortly after becoming Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock announced his three early priorities. They are workforce, prevention and technology. The healthcare system has changed radically since its inception 70 years ago. It is struggling to cope with the increasingly complex care requirements of patients. Prevention is increasingly seen as the way to...

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Jennifer Berger 15th Aug, 2018 Insight 3 min read

Confused by integrated care? Here’s why you should engage

Integrated care is back on policy tables. Of course, it never really went away – the Government just toyed with the concept of ‘accountable care’ for a time, until accusations of backdoor privatisation, two judicial reviews on accountable care contracts and sustained questioning from MPs pushed the Department of Health and Social Care to...

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Jennifer Berger 8th May, 2018 Impact