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DEVOLUTION: A South West region that includes the clinical commissioning group with the largest deficit in the country has submitted a devolution bid.
Areas should shun health devolution if integration initiatives with social care are working well.
The largest outcomes based contracting tender exercise in the country has been paused in response to the collapse of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s £800m contract for older people’s care.
Complex integration left to later stage by Surrey, East and West Sussex
Quarter of CCGs’ BCF contributions to shrinkSubscription
Nearly a quarter of clinical commissioning groups will be allowed to contribute less to the better care fund next year than the minimum requirement in 2015-16, NHS England has confirmed.
NHS organisations will be able to share NHS responsibilties with local government as part of new ‘devolution’ deals without having to give up ultimate accountability, under ministers’ changes to proposed legislation.
Ministers have axed the £1bn payment for performance element of the better care fund and mandated local targets for the reduction of delayed transfers of care.
If we really want joined up care, then GPs need to reclaim their position as the conductors of the healthcare orchestra. Dr Jonathan Shapiro writes
The 21 questions the NHS must answer this yearSubscription
2016 is one of the NHS’s rare ‘years of opportunity’. The questions below will determine whether it is a success or failure
Councils which will have limited ability to raise additional funds through the council tax social care precept will get a bigger share of the extra better care fund cash promised by the chancellor in the spending review.