In this week’s update:
Better Care Fund 2016/17 planning updates
- Information-sharing workshops review webinar
- Q2 data to be published shortly
- Quick Guide published: Supporting patients' choices to avoid long hospital stays
- Engaging people in service change event – presentations now published
- Upcoming events
- BCF featured in Homecarer magazine
Better Care Fund 2016/17 planning
Thank you to all areas for submitting your updated BCF plans for 2016-17. The regionally led assurance processes for each region are now underway, and you’ll all be receiving feedback on the plans shortly.
Just to remind you that the date for the final submission for 2016/17 plans, once formally signed off by your Health and Wellbeing Board, is Monday 25 April.
Also to remind you that we have recently launched two useful new planning support materials:
- DTOC signposting resource and webinar
- risk-sharing quick guide webinar
If you haven’t done so already, please do check them out. They are both available on the Social Care Institute for Excellence website at:
Information-sharing workshops review webinar
On Monday 21 March, we held a final webinar to consider and review the data sharing workshops that we ran with North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) around the country earlier in the year. Our next step will be to produce and circulate a report looking at the key themes arising, and our recommendations for future workstreams.
The report will present delegate feedback, observations and reflections which will be used to inform our future service delivery planning around information sharing to support integrated care. Finally, the report will recommend ways in which to progress working in partnership with other national and regional organisations also working in the integrated care arena.
The final version of the report is due to be finalised by the end of March – and I will be providing more detailed information in the next issue of the BCF Bulletin.
Q2 data to be published shortly
The data will shortly be available on the BCF web page at:
Quick Guide published: Supporting patients' choices to avoid long hospital stays
NHS England has recently published a Quick Guide on Supporting patients' choices to avoid long hospital stays. It has been produced with the aim of supporting local health and social care systems working on reducing the time people spend in hospital, when they are ready to depart and no longer need acute care, but are delayed whilst making decisions about or making arrangements for their ongoing care.
The new guide is intended to be read alongside the 2015 NICE guidance Transition between inpatient hospital settings and community or care home settings for adults with social care needs.
The new guide, plus a patient leaflet and all related policy templates can be found at:
Healthwatch conference – presentations now published
Healthwatch have now published the presentations (mine included) that were given at their Birmingham event on 7 March 2016 called Engaging people in service change. The aim of the event was to demonstrate how good public engagement leads to better health care services and how communities can get more involved in the current reform programme.
To download the presentations, see:
To read conversations from the day see Twitter #PeopleAsPartners
BCF featured in Homecarer magazine
Homecarer magazine is UKHCA's bi-monthly digest of policy and practice information for the domiciliary care sector. We were recently approached to produce an update on our work and to signpost people how to keep up to date with future developments. This has now been published in the March issue (page 14) – see: http://www.ukhca.co.uk/homecarer.aspx
Date: 12 April 2016
Title: School for Social Care Research (SSCR) Annual Conference 2016
Venue: LSE, London
Further details: http://www.lse.ac.uk/LSEHealthAndSocialCare/events/Events.aspx
Date: 04 May 2016
Title: Effective Discharge Planning and Practice
Venue: Central London
Further details: www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/discharge-planning-and-practice
Date: 10 – 11 May 2016
Title: Community Care Live Birmingham 2016
Further details: http://www.communitycare.co.uk/live/
Better Care Support Team Programme Director