What value does the adult social care sector add to the economy?

Skills for Care| The Economic Value of the Adult Social Care sector – UK | June 2018

A new report highlights the value that the adult social care sector contributes to the UK economy. The report The Economic Value of the Adult Social Care Sector – UK was commissioned by Skills for Care and Development to calculate the extent of the sector’s impact employing 1.8 million people (or1.2 million full time equivalents) across 45,000 sites.

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The full press release  can be read at  Skills for Care 

The report can be downloaded here 






Sustainability and transformation in the NHS

Sustainability and transformation in the NHS |  The National Audit Office

This report examines the progress the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement have made towards achieving financial balance.  It provides a summary of the financial position of NHS England, CCGs and trusts. It also looks at what the Department, NHS England and NHS Improvement have done to support local NHS bodies to improve their financial positions; and examines the support the national bodies have given local NHS bodies to help them work better in partnership.

Full document: Sustainability and transformation in the NHS

CQC pauses some routine inspections in light of winter pressures

CQC responds to increased pressure on health and social care by pausing some routine inspections of NHS acute services, GP practices and urgent care services planned for January

The CQC has taken the decision to pause some routine inspections of NHS acute services, GP practices and urgent care services planned for January. This is in response to increased pressure on the health and care system as services cope with additional demand driven in part by a rise in respiratory illness and flu.

A normal inspection schedule is expected to resume in February but this will be subject to review based on close monitoring of system performance. Any inspections deferred during January will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Providers will be contacted directly about any changes to planned inspections.

More detail at CQC

Developing People – Improving Care

One year on from the launch of the Developing People- Improving Care, this report  highlights how leaders across health and social care have implemented the framework | NHS Improvement

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In 2016, thirteen organisations from health, social care and local government came together to create the Developing People Improving Care framework, based on national and international research, and conversations held with people across the health and care system.

One year on, this publication highlights some of the work taking place, demonstrating the steps people are already taking to ensure systems of compassion, inclusion and improvement, are at the core of the health and care system.  The report also sets out plans for the year ahead.

Full report: Developing People- Improving Care