About three years ago the three clinical leads for mental health for our three London boroughs Newham, Hackney, and Tower Hamlets met with our CCG managers and North East London CSU.
Living Well in Cornwall – ingredients for integration
Let’s start with what Living Well is not. It is not a project, it is not owned by the NHS and is not a one-size-fits-all solution. By virtue of what it is not as much as what it is, successful integration is more likely.
Let’s not forget the protection of legal form or the importance of good governance
NHS provider organisations are committed to the change required to meet service users’ needs, but whatever structural reforms are put in place, healthcare will still be delivered by organisations. Unless their leaders are prepared to take on unlimited personal liability, those organisations will have a legal form that limits the liability of its directors.
Engagement to effectively support nurse recruitment and retention
Nurses have had a hard time as of late. Pay freezes, long and intensive shifts, and a perceived lack of opportunity have all contributed to a shortfall in staff, rock-bottom morale, and a crisis that Royal College of Nursing Director, Paul Vaughn has called a ‘ticking timebomb’.
Health and social care integration needs e-intelligence amongst the frenzy of change
When times are tough being emotionally intelligent as well as task focussed becomes even more important. Times are certainly tough now for those working within public services and the government has promised that it is going to get tougher