SOLACE (Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers) and Newton have partnered to launch a new and innovative leadership development programme which will deliver improved knowledge and “do how” for participants as they lead and implement transformation in their organisation.

The NHS benefits from having the Five Year Forward View which sets out a case for up-front investment in the NHS – but no such case has been made for social care. Yet social care has a track record of transforming services, such as delivering personal budgets, asset-based approaches and co-production, and needs to be backed to make further transformation possible.The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has produced a paper which explores the potential for scaling up the most promising examples of care and support services to see what their impact would be on outcomes and costs.

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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.

Marcus Tivey with Tom Stoddart

Last month, in the year that marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, a group of Newton staff travelled to beautiful Picardy, France to visit the fields where the battle took place.

In 1916, the British Army was fighting in its biggest battle of all time. Mid-way through the First World War, 90% of the regular army were dead or wounded.