Tag Archives: Better Care Fund (BCF)

Health and Social Care Integration: a Tale of Over-Optimism? (NAO / BBC News)

Summary A recent National Audit Office (NAO) report warns that progress towards the integration of health and social care has been slower and less successful than expected. It has not yet delivered the efficiencies and savings that the Department of … Continue reading

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BBC’s State of the NHS: Keep Calm and Carry-On (BBC News)

Summary Continuing in the vein of the broad theme of BMJ’s mini-series on the NHS in 2017, BBC News is currently running a short season of news pieces on the State of the NHS (and social care). Concentrating the Mind … Continue reading

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Uncertain Reactions Concerning Changes to the Social Care Precept (BBC News)

Summary While social care budgets are widely claimed to be on a tipping-point of unsustainability, reactions to this week’s announcements have been ambivalent at best. Many commentators talk disparagingly of recent proposals for increases to the social care precept as … Continue reading

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Care Homes Sector (Still) In Crisis (BBC News / CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC), reflecting on trends in care home closures, has suggested that the care market for older and disabled people in England could be at risk. The number of care homes has declined by roughly 1,500 … Continue reading

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BBC’s State of Care Theme (BBC News)

Summary Following recent news items on the problems of sustainability for social care provision, and the related impact this funding crisis has on older people, the BBC has launched an online calculator indicating how much local care services might typically … Continue reading

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A Tipping Point in the Sustainability of Health and Care? (BBC News / King’s Fund / Nuffield Trust)

Summary A King’s Fund / Nuffield Trust report identifies a 26% decline in the number of older people receiving social care, due largely to six years of cuts to local authority funding. Social care providers are found to be under pressure … Continue reading

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NHS Reconfiguration + STPs = Cut-Backs?: Two Sides of Same Equation? (NHS England / King’s Fund / Nuffield Trust / BBC News)

Summary The “Keep calm and carry on”-style narrative from officialdom. Full Text Link Reference NHS England statement on Sustainability and Transformation Plans. [Online]: NHS England, August 26th 2016. Theoretical clarification concerning STPs, from the King’s Fund Full Text Link Reference … Continue reading

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