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Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson

DTOC rates are rising again – five questions you need to start asking

Delayed Transfers of Care (DTOC) rates rose by 2.38% overall between August and September – the fourth consecutive monthly rise,…

November 9, 2018

Another sticking plaster for DTOC?

According to the latest monthly figures from NHS England, Delayed Transfers of Care (DTOC) rates in August rose by 4.5%…

October 11, 2018

We need to look at DTOC through a new lens

It’s rather a boring month when we look at the latest figures from NHS England on Delayed Transfers of Care…

August 10, 2018

Latest DTOC stats – the second most impressive result this week

The ability of both the NHS and local authority departments of social care to process this rising demand has clearly improved.

July 13, 2018

Diminishing returns on DTOC investment?

  Figures released by NHS England yesterday show that DTOC performance remained flat for the third month in a row. …

May 11, 2018

3 reasons why spending more money on hospitals isn’t the right answer

  Chancellor Philip Hammond and Heath & Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt are set to give a significant and welcome 70th…

May 2, 2018

DTOC: Hitting winter or hitting a wall?

The Government set targets on Delayed Transfers of Care (DTOC) based on performance in February 2017. With yesterday’s release of…

April 13, 2018

If we narrow-frame DTOC as the only problem, there will be no winners in the long term

The latest NHS statistics on Delayed Transfer of Care show a dip in national performance by 1.4% between December 2017…

March 12, 2018

December’s DTOC data: the good, the bad and the could-turn-ugly

NHS England’s latest Delayed Transfers of Care (DTOC) figures for December 2017 rode into town last week, and we invited…

February 12, 2018

Latest DTOC stats and what we should do next

At a national level, the number of people facing a delayed transfer of care (DTOC) from hospital are continuing to…

January 16, 2018

Delayed Transfers of Care: latest iMPOWER ranking

Use the iMPOWER iNDEX to see how your local authority is performing against five criteria The pressure to crack the…

December 18, 2017

Delayed Transfers of Care: how is your Local Authority Area performing?

As part of the iMPOWER Collaborative on spending £1 billion well, we are publishing a new resource to drive improvement…

November 10, 2017

The iMPOWER Collaborative

    Across England, Councils are facing the welcome challenge of investing the additional £1 billion allocated to social care for…

November 6, 2017

Got the DTOC letter? Our advice

The letters that are being sent from Sajid Javid and Jeremy Hunt around unacceptable DTOC performance are causing some considerable…

October 19, 2017

CIPFA conference reflections: Sarah Atkinson

This article is one of three iMPOWER blogs reflecting on the CIPFA conference. As I arrived late (courtesy of an…

August 22, 2017

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