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Delayed Transfers of Care: Coping with the crisis

Patients, social care and health must work together to deliver a sustainable system through demand management. The issues in managing…

May 3, 2017

Don’t let the election delay what we have to do

Elections are hectic times for returning officers and their teams, but purdah, uncertainty and a vote which is “all about…

April 20, 2017

Model hospitals, model outcomes?

NHS Improvement have announced that they will expand the ‘Model Hospital’ database to include mental health, community, specialist acute and…

April 11, 2017

Holding up a mirror: the effectiveness of role play

The problems facing many complex public sector services, such as adult social care, are often less to do with structure…

April 6, 2017

Demand is proving demanding: Stepping off the ‘treadmill’

Today’s publication of the Next Steps for the Forward View shows that despite some progress in wrestling demand pressures in…

March 31, 2017

Tackling demand in children’s services

We know we must change, we can see it is possible, now to work out how. We recently co-authored an…

March 28, 2017

Spring budget 2017: what will you get for social care, and what should you do with it?

The very welcome £2bn sticking plaster? The budget announcement of an additional £2bn for social care including £1bn in 2017/18…

March 8, 2017

Regional adoption agencies – necessity can be the mother of invention

In mulling over the quandaries facing our clients on regional adoption agencies (RAAs) I was considering how to clarify some…

March 3, 2017

Local Government Financing: Disappointment and Distrust

Starting out in local government, it was explained to me that the finance system was like the Schleswig Holstein Question…

February 27, 2017

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