ADASS Seminar: Adult Social Care – What’s the evidence?
Thursday 2nd February 2017, London
RIPFA and ADASS are holding a joint seminar on the current pressures on adult social care, which means that now more than ever, is the time to look to the evidence of ‘what works’, in order to ensure that resources are used efficiently, and lead to a good experiences and outcomes for people who use services and carers.
This free day-long seminar is supported by The British Association of Social Workers (BASW), and will bring together ADASS members and senior academics to discuss current projects and future direction of adult social care research. The current programme and booking form can be found here
The State of Adult Social Care Funding
The Local Government Association (LGA) has revealed that two-thirds of people polled by Populus Data Solutions for the LGA believe a greater share of the total health budget should be spent on care for the elderly and disabled provided by councils, and published a state of the nation report into adult social care funding.
Press release: Social care should receive greater funding - LGA poll
Report: Adult social care funding: 2016 state of the nation report
The Challenge and Potential of Whole Systems Flow: Improving the flow of people, information and resources across whole health and social care economies.
Improving the flow of patients, service users, information and resources within and between health and social care organisations has a crucial role to play in driving up service quality and productivity.
If every organisation in each health and social care economy were able and willing to work collaboratively to design services that optimise flow, it could lead to major improvements in patient and service user experience and outcomes. A full copy of the report is available here
Reducing the Pressure on Hospitals
The College of Occupational Therapists have published a report on the value of occupational therapy in England. The report titled, Reducing the pressure on hospitals, can be found here
New NHS Improvement and Leadership Framework
This new document presents the first version of an evidence-based national framework to guide action on improvement skill-building, leadership development and talent management in NHS-funded services. The purpose of the framework is to equip and encourage people in NHS-funded roles to deliver continuous improvement in local health and care systems and gain pride and joy from their work. The framework applies to everyone in NHS-funded roles in all professions and skill areas, clinical and otherwise.
The document is directed primarily at the senior management teams of all organisations and systems that do NHS-funded work – from the smallest GP partnerships to the largest national organisations – to inform their decisions on developing people. It will be updated regularly, using feedback from people testing the framework. A full copy of the framework is available here
Enhanced Health in Care Homes and Learning from EHCH Vanguards
NHS England are delighted to share a film, based on the learning from the Enhanced Health in Care Homes and the learning from the EHCH vanguards with you, which was launched today at The King’s Fund care homes event.
Care homes film
The film highlights how the small ‘big’ changes they have put in place are making a real difference to the lives of residents and staff. The includes making better use of new technology, improving the support and training staff receive and working more closely with local voluntary and community groups. They’ve also improved their connections with local NHS and care partners and increased the amount of time GPs and other primary care partners spend with residents. NHS England will be promoting the film widely through social media and via the NHS England website (www.england.nhs.uk). They will also be tweeting from @NHSEngland, using the hashtag #FutureNHS.
If anyone has any questions, please contact either William Roberts (William.firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mandy Nagra (email@example.com).
NICE Annual Conference 2017
What works? And how much does it cost? NICE 2017 will discuss the big challenges facing the health and care sector.
Keynote speaker just confirmed: Lord Prior of Brampton, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health.
Core themes of the event:
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- Innovation: the future for life sciences and market access.
- Affordability: sustaining services and investing in new treatments & technologies.
- Transformation: collaborating to join up care.