The King’s Fund | August 2018 | Joined-up listening: integrated care and patient insight
A new long read from The King’s Fund underlines the opportunity that integrated care presents for using insight from people and populations to design services that meet their needs and reflect their priorities. For the think-tank this includes breaking down siloes within and between organisations to listen to what patients are saying across their entire pathway of care (Source: The King’s Fund).
NHS England | August 2018 | CCG roles where ICPs are established
NHS England have updated this document to reflect changes in terminology and to clarify the policy positions around: whether Integrated Care Providers (ICPs) are allowed to manage third party contracts; and the handling of Individual Funding Requests.
The King’s Fund | A year of integrated care systems
A year after the first integrated care systems were announced by NHS England, The King’s Fund online event brought local, national and international experts together to discuss how integrated care systems are developing, how the systems can involve key partners, and how learning from international examples of large-scale change can inform our efforts.
Discussion during the event included:
how integrated care systems are developing
how these systems can involve key partners – including patients, the community, clinicians and wider public services – in efforts to integrate care
how learning from international examples of large-scale change can inform these efforts.
NHS Providers | August 2018 | Key questions for the future of STPs and ICSs
NHS Providers have released the second in a series of briefings on sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs), this briefing follows a publication in February this year which set out the history of system working. This latest briefing summarises recent developments relevant to system working, sets out the state of play for STPs and integrated care systems (ICSs) and seeks to offer answers to a number of questions arising from the national policy focus on collaboration and integration.
NHS England | June 2018 | Breaking down barriers to better health and care
NHS England has produced Breaking down barriers to better health and care.
Thisguide provides details on how NHS organisations and local councils in England are moving from fragmented services to local partnerships and integrated care systems in order to meet the health needs of the population (NHS England).
Local Government Agency & NHS Clinical Commissioners | April 2018 | Integrated Commissioning for Better Outcomes: a commissioning framework 2018
Local Government Agency (LGA) and NHS Clinical Commissioners have updated Integrated Commissioning for Better Outcomes (ICBO) to better reflect the changing commissioning landscape. The purpose of the framework is to support the general integration agenda across health and local government and promote consensus on good practice.
Although, the standards are primarily designed for use by commissioners in adult social care and the NHS, it is hoped that providers of services, people with personal budgets and other stakeholders are also engaged with locally when the standards are used to drive improvement. (Local Government Agency and NHS Clinical Commissioners)
It covers four areas:
building the foundations;
taking a person-centred, place-based and outcomes-focused approach;
shaping provision to support people, places and populations;
and continuously raising the ambition
The standards are intended:
to support cross-organisational reflection and dialogue on how well integration in local commissioning arrangements are working
as a benchmarking diagnostic tool in critical self-assessment by system partners
in a peer to peer review or peer challenge to promote sector led improvement.
(Local Government Agency and NHS Clinical Commissioners )