Tag Archives: Variations in Social Care Quality and Spending in England

Recent Assessments of Adult Social Care in England (House of Commons Library / BBC News / Health Foundation)

Summary BBC News has recently run a mini-series of pieces investigating the state of social care and the inter-dependencies between performance in this sector and ongoing pressures within the NHS. Full Text Link Reference Triggle, N. (2017). 10 charts that … 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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Adopt, Improve or Defend: an AID for QIPP (Right Care)

Summary Commissioners in Wigan have developed and applied a systematic approach to achieving QIPP targets. A three-stage process, developed in collaboration with Right Care, involves identifying and addressing variations in local healthcare. Savings of £18m were achieved in 2012-13, with … Continue reading

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Star Approach to Priority Setting: Improving Patient Care and Saving Money (Health Foundation)

Summary Clinical commissioning groups in England will need tools to help them make difficult disinvestment decisions. This “Looking for value in hard times” report, from Health Foundation, describes – as an example – how NHS Sheffield used the Star (Socio-Technical Allocation … Continue reading

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Atlas of Variations in Social Care Quality and Spending in England (MHP Health Mandate)

Summary Health and social care reforms have placed high importance on the integration of services to improve the quality of care for people and bring about savings and efficiencies. The Government has allocated an additional £2 billion per annum by … Continue reading

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