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As featured in the Municipal Journal here:

This autumn, every health and care system in England will start to implement Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs). Key areas of focus will be on reducing acute admissions and delayed transfers of care, which recent NHS figures and the latest monitoring report from the King’s Fund, show are rising. The demand created by older people with complex needs accounts for much of this increase, and better integration of care and providing alternative settings to lengthy hospital stays are widely considered to offer the best opportunities for tackling the problem.

While there is general agreement that the current system of health and care is unsustainable, there is still debate as to how the system might be improved. The LGA launched this project to make a contribution to that discussion by providing evidence of the efficiency opportunities in the health and care system, so helping leaders to release much needed resources and inform the debate as to what a more sustainable system might look like in the future.

Blackburn with Darwen Council has been shortlisted in the ‘Partnership of the Year’ category at the LGC Awards for an adult social care project jointly delivered by the local authority and performance specialist Newton Europe.

The LGC Awards see Councils throughout the UK compete in the prestigious competition celebrating excellence in the public sector.

While there is general agreement that the current system of health and care is unsustainable, there is still debate as to how the system might be improved. The LGA launched this project to make a contribution to that discussion by providing evidence of the efficiency opportunities in the health and care system, so helping leaders to release much needed resources and inform the debate as to what a more sustainable system might look like in the future.