The Department of Health and Social Care has published guidance on a toolkit that will allow integrated care systems (ICSs) to share experiences and insights for developing shared outcomes across the health and care system. The toolkit aims to develop an approach to shared outcomes, while also customising and adapting for local circumstances. It includes: case studies of good practice; suggestions for overcoming challenges; and example frameworks. The document also sets the context for shared outcomes within existing national oversight and outcomes frameworks and suggests models of delivery for places to consider.
Unison is calling upon general election candidates from all parties to support the creation of a new national care service in England.
Sir Andrew Dilnot, who led a review of social care funding more than a decade ago, has told politicians to face up to a social care crisis that is severely damaging the NHS.