Launch of new alliance in health and social care

News from NHS England announcing details of a major new alliance committed to improving care and support for people with long-term conditions was launched on 21 November.

The Coalition for Collaborative Care (C4CC) puts people with “long-term health conditions at the heart of its powerful alliance and brings together some of the sector’s most influential national groups and organisations.”

Launch of MYNHS (Beta) Performance information website

MYNHS_betaAs it says on the new MYNHS website, “Here you can see key data used by the NHS and local councils to monitor performance and shape the services you use. We’ll continually add to the information, listen to what you want, and work to make it as clear as possible.”

Data currently includes that of Hospitals, Mental Health Hospitals, Social Care, Public Health, and Consultants. GP data has yet to be added.

 

 

Hospital Care for Frail Older People report published

frail_older_poeple_reportAnother important report, Hospital Care for Frail Older People has recently been published and is available to download.

The SERCO commission addressed the problem of how the NHS should care for the country’s increasing number of frail older people.  As the British Geriatrics Society say “Age should never be a barrier to care”

NHS Five Year Forward View

Recommended reading for all staff

The NHS Five Year Forward View was published on 23 October 2014 and sets out a vision for the future of the NHS. It has been developed by the partner organisations including NHS England, Public Health England, Monitor, Health Education England, the Care Quality Commission, the NHS Trust Development Authority, patient groups, clinicians and independent experts.

5yearforward_logoIt is a collective view of how the health service needs to change over the next five years if it is to close the widening gaps in the health of the population, quality of care and the funding of services.

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