Significant steps have been taken towards the integration of care in England.
In 2016, NHS England divided the country into 44 sustainability and transformation partnerships as part of the Five Year Forward View. They brought together NHS, local authorities and other health and care organisations to collaboratively determine the future of their health and care system.
STPs are now evolving into integrated care systems (ICSs) with a view to better coordinating services and focusing on prevention. This system is backed by the Better Care Fund which requires CCGs and local authorities to enter into pooled budgets arrangements and agree an integrated spending plan.
Unfortunately, the Coronavirus pandemic revealed there is still work to be done on promoting collaboration.
Many social care providers still feel out of the loop, and are struggling to make the right connections with commissioners and their healthcare colleagues.
This session will consider how social care can play a more important role in integration.
Gold Sponsor: The Care Hub
Supporting: The Care Workers Charity
Raina has worked in social care for 30 years, holding a variety of roles within local and central government, including as a qualified social worker and as a regulator. She joined Agincare in 2004. Based in Dorset, Agincare has grown to become a...
A former NHS leader Conor was Chief Officer of 3 London CCGs. In this role he led a series of major performance, quality and financial improvement initiatives locally and across London as the SRO and Chair of the North East London STP...