Interface between health and adult social care: Sixty-Third Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report

House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts, October 2018

Outlines the widespread consensus that integration and joint working is the right way forward for the health and social care system to deliver the best and most effective outcomes for people and their families. However, it concludes that the Government still lacks an effective overall strategy or plan to achieve its long-held aim to integrate these two sectors.

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Digital change in health and social care

The King’s Fund, June 2018

Report from the King’s Fund on the use of digital technology in health and social care can improve quality, efficiency and patient experience as well as supporting more integrated care and improving the health of a population. This report shares practical learning from a series of case studies where large-scale digital change is happening.

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Taking The Value-Based Agenda Forward: The Five Essential Components Of Value-Based Approaches To Health And Care

NHS Confederation, June 2018

NHS Confederation report that explores how the adoption of value-based healthcare could be spread across all parts of the healthcare system, maximising the benefits for those who use NHS and wider services. It also explores the central challenge of how value-based healthcare is taken to the next stage and embedded across the whole system. Five key characteristics are identified:

  • Learning and adapting through innovation
  • Managing risk
  • Making best use of data
  • Thinking about pathways across the whole system
  • Listening to patients

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Better health and care for all: A 10-point plan for the 2020s: The final report of the Lord Darzi Review of Health and Care

Institute for Public Policy Research, June 2018

This final report of the Lord Darzi Review puts forward a 10-point plan to achieve this, as well as a 10-point offer to the public which sets out what the health and care system will be able to offer if this plan for investment and reform is adopted.

  1. Invest in health, not just healthcare.
  2. ‘Tilt towards tech’ to create a digital first health and care system.
  3. Unlock the potential of health as a driver of wealth.
  4. Make social care free at the point of need.
  5. Establish a ‘New Deal’ for general practice, mental health and community services.
  6. A radical simplification of the system.
  7. Revitalise quality as the organising principle of health and care.
  8. Invest in the talent of the team.
  9. Provide time and resource to transform health and care.
  10. Set out a long term funding settlement for health and care.

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