• Integrated mental health care rises from Bradford crisis

    21 September 2016

    Police anger at having to keep a man with mental health problems in cells for 53 hours in 2013 sparked a transformation in services in Bradford.

    The area’s three clinical commissioning groups, the local authority and the acute and community services trusts forged new relationships with each other, the police and the voluntary sector to integrate care and develop a range of new services.

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  • CCG assessment framework a work in progress

    21 September 2016

    The new assessment and improvement framework for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) will be judged on whether it promotes targeted support to local commissioners, according to a senior NHS England figure.

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  • Salford trust enlists swan to give people a better death

    21 September 2016

    Few Roman emperors died peacefully in their beds.

    However, even in the Roman Empire there was recognition that how we and our loved ones die matters.

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  • Shared decision-making benefits patients and budgets

    21 September 2016

    Shared decision-making is not a “fluffy patient experience add-on” but can save both lives and money, according to personalised care expert and GP Steve Laitner.

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  • Halton gives integration some wellie

    21 September 2016

    Halton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and its partners have put considerable flesh on the bones of their integration and health and wellbeing ambitions.

    The CCG’s partnership with local super-league rugby club Widnes Vikings is a key plank of the drive to improve the health of a deprived population. However, it is also an example of the local health and care economy’s innovative and integrated approach to working with both traditional partners and the wider community.

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