In this blog, Sue Brown, CEO of the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance, reflects on her experience of working with NHS England to improve services for people living with musculoskeletal conditions.
As the new Integrated Care Systems get underway in difficult circumstances, Clare Woodford from Macmillan Cancer Support reflects on how National Voices membership has created opportunities to shape the rollout of the reforms.
Whilst Integrated Care Systems only became legal entities in July 2022, more person-centred and co-ordinated care in England has been in development for over 50 years. One of the most common approaches to encourage health and social care professionals to work together over these decades has been multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs). This blog reflects on two virtual workshops held at the National Voices Integrated Care Systems (ICS) event in June 2022.
Last week Charlotte, Sarah, Keymn, and I travelled up to sunny Liverpool to attend NHS ConfedExpo 2022, one of the biggest and most significant healthcare conferences in the UK. We were joined by around 4,000 health and care leaders and their teams, with the aim of coming together to share learning and drive change in health and social care.
Jason Yiannikkou, a Director in the Department of Health and Social Care, discusses the Health and Care Act which received Royal Assent in April. He reflects on the importance of partnership working with local government and the VCSE sector in the delivery of integrated care, and the next phase of reform.
Living in poverty can have a huge impact on every area of someone’s life. In January 2022 the national older people’s charity Independent Age released their new report Poverty in later life, exploring whether people past state pension age enter or exit poverty, and why.