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House of Commons Library -
This paper examines the key funding pressures facing adult social care services in England and evidence of the impacts of these pressures on social care and health services. The paper explains the additional funding for adult social care that the government has made available through the social care precept, improved Better Care Fund and adult social care support grant. The paper also discusses stakeholder concerns about a growing social care ‘funding gap’, and calls for a comprehensive review of the long-term sustainability of social care.
The King's Fund -
Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) have been developed in 44 footprints across England, with the aim of transforming care in line with the NHS five year forward view. But can the proposals in STPs be delivered? Our new report looks in detail at the content of the 44 STPs and the opportunities and challenges for implementation. The report is accompanied by a short briefing that discusses the seven key opportunities and challenges facing the STPs.
House of Commons Health Select Committee -
This document provides a brief overview of the evidence given at the session with the Secretary State for Health which took place on 24 January 2017. It discusses the Department of Health's involvement with Brexit negotiations and the impact on resourcing to the NHS.
NHS Improvement -
This publication brings together data on the performance of NHS providers over quarter three of 2016/17. If finds that the demand for emergency treatment coupled with a significant reduction in bed available has led to providers collectively underperforming against several key health care standards. This sustained focus on providing emergency care has led to a loss of income for providers with a deficit of £886m reported at the end of the quarter.