Next-generation social care: The role of e-marketplaces in empowering care users and transforming services
E-marketplaces have the potential to radically transform social care services. Through interviews, case studies and original analysis, this report explores how they can – if done well – deliver personalised, innovative and integrated care.
MyNHS: greater transparency for better health and care
This Department of Health document sets out how it plans to expand information about health and social care services and their performance published on the public facing MyNHS website, which is part of NHS Choices. Plans cover the period 2015 to 2017.
Redesigning health and social care
Socitm supported by ADASS has published a new guide to the information and technology challenges and opportunities arising from recent and forthcoming changes in health and social care. 'Redesigning health and social care' is a 22-page document written for senior policy and decision-makers across these and related sectors. It provides a high-level, illustrated guide to recent and forthcoming reforms, including the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the Care Act 2014, and sets out some of the consequences, especially for IT and digital policy and activity. The summary applies specifically to England in terms of the new legislation and policies, although the underlying issues relate to the whole of the UK.
Shropshire H&WB strategy
Walsall H&WB strategy
Worcestershire H&WB strategy
Coventry H&WB strategy
Sandwell H&WB strategy
Staffordshire H&WB strategy
Stoke-on-Trent H&WB strategy
Telford & Wrekin H&WB strategy
Warwickshire H&WB strategy
Wolverhampton H&WB strategy
Shropshire H&WB strategy
Solihull H&WB strategy
Dudley H&WB strategy
Birmingham H&WB strategy
Choose Well – Dee’s A&E Fail Tale YouTube
Great little YouTube video in the style of 'Dumb Ways to Die' about not going to A&E without good reason
CLG-WM's Health, Care and Wellbeing resources
A research project, commissioned by Centre for Local Government – WM working with PHE – WM and Learning for Public Health that identifies the main needs, challenges and opportunities confronting local councils and their partners in the West Midlands to secure transformational improvements in health and wellbeing.
Better Care Fund Planning
This link provides access to a page on the NHS England website with a wide range of guidance, templates, FAQs and other resources to support BCF planning.
Making best use of the Better Care Fund: spending to save?
This guide published by the King's Fund presents evidence from its own and others’ work to support Better Care Fund Planning. It covers a number of different areas including primary prevention; self-care; and case management.
Telford & Wrekin H&WB
Staffordshire and Lancashire CSU
Central Midlands CSU
Birmingham Cross City CCG
Birmingham South & Central CCG
Cannock Chase CCG plan
Coventry & Rugby CCG
East Staffordshire CCG
North Staffordshire CCG
Reddith & Bromsgrove CCG
Sandwell & West Birmingham CCG
South East Staffordshire & Seisdon Penninsula
Soouth Warwickshire CCG
South Worcestershire CCG
Stafford and Surrounds CCG
Telford & Wrekin CCG
Warwickshire North CCG
Wyre Forest CCG
East Staffordshire CCG plan
Cannock Chase CCG plan
Wolverhampton CCG plan
Walsall CCG plan
Dudley CCG plan
Solihull CCG plan
Birmingham South Central CCG plan
Telford & Wrekin JSNA
NHS number key to health & social care integration
Tim Kelsey, NHS Director for Patients and Information, says that adoption of the NHS number as the primary personal identifier will enable the data sharing and systems interoperability that is key to health and social care integration.
A Question of Behaviours - report by iMPOWER
This report, subtitled "Why delivering care integration and managing acute demand depends as much on changing behaviour as new systems and structures" was published in November 2013 argues that the NHS and local government are at risk of wasting the £3.8billion of money available in the government’s Health and Social Care Integration Transformation Fund.
Public Health England
Our mission is to protect and improve the nation’s health and to address inequalities. PHE is an executive agency of the Department of Health.
Shropshire Council: social care for children and families
We provide information relating to child protection, care services such as foster care, leaving care, young carers and adoption services. We also provide information on services for disabled children and family support.
Shropshire Council: adult social care
Shropshire Council is working to support older people and adults with learning disabilities, mental health issues, physical disabilities and sensory impairment.
Worcestershire CC: Public health
Worcestershire Public Health services became part of Worcestershire County Council on 1 April 2013, and has duties to promote public health.
Healthwatch Walsall will attain credibility and public trust through being responsive and acting on concerns when things go wrong, and operating effectively and efficiently, with the objective of improving the public experiences of health and social care in Walsall.
Speaker interviews from Making it Work event March 2013
Top decision makers from across the West Midlands met for the first time on March 14 2013to map out a new path for the future of health and social care delivery
Integrating health & social care in Staffordshire
Video interview with Nick Bell, chief executive, Staffordshire CC at the 'Making it work event' March 2013