Integrated care boards (ICBs) have been tasked with reviewing and updating their Joint Forward Plans, setting out their priorities and how they will deliver care over the next five years. The challenge is not so much in writing or reviewing their plans, but in making them workable and achievable in the face of mounting pressures.
Category: Integrated Care Journal
As integrated care systems mature, there is much the UK can learn from New Zealand’s holistic approach to understand the true impact of health and social care services.
The report from Demos and Breast Cancer Now estimates the economic and wider societal costs of breast cancer and urges UK governments to enact measures to reduce the burden of the disease.
Negotiations have concluded around the implementation of the Pharmacy First scheme, which is now set to launch in full on 31st January 2024.
Stuart Watkins, Strategy Manager for Health at Crown Commercial Service (CCS), explains the 3 main stages of buying digital transformation solutions in the NHS, with a clear breakdown of programme stages and projects along the way.
Last week, ICJ attended the RAREsummit23, organised by the Cambridge Rare Disease Network.
Gavin Bashar, Managing Director at Tunstall Healthcare, discusses why it’s important to protect the dignity of vulnerable people and how technology can be used to achieve this while improving health and care outcomes.
Enacting reforms through a clinically-led, multi-disciplinary lens will be critical to achieving the ambitions of the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan.
Efforts to improve health outcomes being stifled by cost-of-living crisis, with many unable to afford simple measures to improve their physical and mental health