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Health, public health and social care round up: June 2014

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration. The briefings are organised in the following categories:
◾major developments in June
◾health and social care reform and finance
◾public health
◾health and social care quality and practice.

Health, public health and social care round up: May 2014

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration. The briefings are organised in the following categories:
◾major developments in May
◾health and social care reform and finance
◾public health
◾health and social care quality and practice.

Viewpoint: How can we achieve the home care workforce that we all deserve?

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Paul Burstow, MP is chairing the Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce. A couple of weeks ago the diary of a home care workershone a light on highs and frankly far too many lows that care workers all around …

The Care Act 2014 – Royal Assent

The Care Bill received Royal Assent on 14 May and has now been passed into law as the Care Act 2014 (the Act).
The Act introduces major reforms to the legal framework for adult social care, to the funding system and to the duties of local authorities and rights of those in need of social care.
The potential impact on local authorities’ finances and on their working practices is enormous.
This briefing summarises and briefly comments on the main provisions of the Act.
It will be of interest to Lead Members for adult social care and children’s services, council Leaders, Chief Executives, Directors of Adult Social Care and Children’s Services and their teams.
A further LGIU briefing on the aspects of the Act concerning children and young people and the cross-over with the Children and Familities Act is forthcoming.

Health, public health and social care round-up: April 2014

Summary

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration. The briefings are organised in the following categories:

major developments in April
health and social care reform and finance
public health
health and social care quality and practice.

Viewpoint: Have care reforms helped the people who care?

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James Cuthbert from the Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce asks if reforms have helped those who do the care.

Health, public health and social care round-up: March 2014

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration. The briefings are organised in the following categories:
• major developments in March
• health and social care reform and finance
• public health
• health and social care quality and practice.

The Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce

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How can we make sure that we have the right workforce to care for people in their own homes?

Health Committee report on public expenditure on health and social care

• This briefing summarises and comments on the recent report of the House of Commons Health Committee on public expenditure on health and social care.
• The report ranges widely over a number of important and topical issues in health and social care, including:
- allocation of resources
- deficits in NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts
- integration of health and social care
- reconfiguration of services
- system leadership
- competition
- ‘cherry picking’ of patients

• The report touches on a number of issues of particular concern to local authorities, including the strategic commissioning and ‘system leadership’ role of health and wellbeing boards which the Committee believes should be strengthened.
• The Committee concludes that:
- the NHS has provided savings during the first two years of the programme, but there is a question about how sustainable they are
- all possible straightforward savings have now been made
- the transformation of care that will be required to make the NHS sustainable in the future and able to deal with increasing demand has yet to take place.

• The briefing will be of interest to council Leaders, portfolio holders for health and social care, chairs of health and wellbeing boards and officers with health and social care responsibilities, including finance directors.

Health, public health and social care round up: February 2014

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration. The briefings are organised in the following categories:
• major developments in February
• health and social care reform and finance
• public health
• health and social care quality and practice.