Health and wellbeing boards could be given control of more than £1bn funding from the Department of Health budget under plans being considered by ministers and local government leaders.
Government departments including the Treasury, the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Department of Health are “committed” to integrating health and social care, a top health official has insisted.
The shadow health secretary has said clinical commissioning groups should be relegated to an advisory role because councils were more in tune with their local populations than GPs.
There are likely to be another two waves of integration pilots, with a total of about 30 areas becoming integration “pioneers”, an NHS England official has revealed.
The government must accept “radical changes” to hospital services if it diverts more NHS funding to shore up the social care budget, the head of the NHS England has said.
Older patients are having to wait for a month before they are transferred from hospitals to care homes, a charity has warned.
A senior Department of Health official has warned about NHS funds which are being transferred to local authorities being diverted to other services.
The government will use its forthcoming Care Bill to make it a criminal offence for NHS providers to provide false and misleading information about their performance, it said today.
Sir John Oldham, the chair of the Labour commission set up to examine ways of joining up health and social care, has pledged to keep an “open mind” on how the integration could be best achieved.
The Care Quality Commission is about to launch a massive overhaul of its inspection regime which could see the best hospitals go five years without an inspection and the worst face intense scrutiny, HSJ can reveal.
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The Caldicott review into information governance in health and social care is likely to recommend a new duty to share information between agencies where it is in a patient’s best interests.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt is to announce details of a plan to cap social care costs at £75,000.
The Care Quality Commission is to assess the leadership, culture and governance of acute services in the NHS and the corporate governance of private sector care providers, HSJ has learned.
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The former council chief heading the sector’s efforts to improve living arrangements for people with learning disabilities has described the drive as a “seminal moment” in health and care services.
The Department of Health has named Croydon London Borough Council chief executive Jon Rouse as its new director general of social care.
Integrated health and social care teams are expected to in place across Kent by April, as part of an ambitious county-wide plan to better coordinate services for patients with long-term conditions.
PM pledges to cap care costs, as proposed by Dilnot commission
Older people have suffered “an abominable betrayal” over social care, a leading public health doctor has said.
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