health and social care

Short animated video which helps to outline what is meant by ‘integrated care’ and explains how working in a joined up manner improves the patients care; helping them stay out of hospital and be treated at home. 

Paper designed as a high-level resource and reference guide for local service leaders who want to improve care for older people. Within each component of care it describes the goal that the system should aim for and then presents key evidence about what can work, selected examples of local good practice, pointers to major reviews and guidelines, and advice about where to start.

Audit that aimed to establish how much progress NHS boards and councils have made in improving health and care services for older people, including developments through RCOP. It looked at the extent to which care for older people has shifted towards communities and away from hospitals and care homes.

Report that synthesises evidence from seven case study programmes, each from a different country, that are successfully delivering integrated health and social care for older people with complex needs. The aim is to identify lessons for policy-makers and service providers to help them improve how care is designed and co-ordinated.

Report that details the results of an online survey of NHS trust finance directors carried out between 22 November 2013 and 6 December 2013.

230 trust finance directors were contacted to take part and 79 responded (34 per cent response rate).

The LGA has partnered with NHS England, The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), The Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS), Monitor, NHS Confederation and the Department of Health (DH) to deliver a programme of work carried out by Integrating Care and PPL.

The toolkit enables Health and Wellbeing Boards and local partners to understand the evidence and impact of different integrated care models on service users, as well as the associated impact on activity and cost to different parts of the health and care system.

Guide that is primarily written for managers and senior staff of care homes but it has also been written with GPs in mind, as well as members of clinical commissioning groups and joint health and wellbeing boards.

For more story-based resources, see the Storybank.

A series of written stories that illustrate how the divide between health and social care affects people's lives. They have been included in the Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care call for evidence.

For more story-based resources, see the Storybank.

A location-based (US) social media and community engagement initiative that aims to improve the patient experience through the collection and sharing of digital content. This cultural data – video, data visualisations, photographs and text – is collected in the waiting room by creating frameworks for sharing that range from anonymous expressions of feeling to deeper storytelling.

The primary aim of the resource is to uncover the needs of underserved patients at a moment when the role of the 'safety net' is being debated both in America and abroad.