Better Care Fund support and guidance

Masterclasses, webinars, events and planning guidance for local integration and BCF leads

Delivering integrated care webinars

Our webinars, held in April and May 2017, were based on the Delivering integrated care masterclasses held across England in February and March 2017.

Each webinar has included:

You can access recordings of the webinars below.

Integrated Care: Collaboration between Somerset Care and Yeovil District Hospital

    10 May 2018

    The Better Care Support Team, supported by SCIE and PPL, is holding a series of webinars as part of the learning and development offer to everyone working to make real the aims of the Better Care Fund – integrated, flexible support so that people can manage their own health and wellbeing, and live independently in their communities for as long as possible.

    This webinar recording

    • was chaired by SCIE, and run by Jane Townson, Chief Executive of Somerset Care, who has developed a highly successful model of intermediate care with local hospital partners.
    • is intended for colleagues working in intermediate care services, be they local authority, clinical commissioning group, or third sector staff. It forms part of a number of webinars, hosted by SCIE, which will be delivered between January - April 2018.

    View a recording of Integrated Care: Collaboration between Somerset Care and Yeovil District Hospital

    Personalised health budgets and delayed transfers of care

      26 April 2018

      This webinar delivered by NHS England's Personalised Care Group and from the offices of the Social Care Institute for Excellence, had a focus on the impact of personalised health budgets on delayed transfers of care involving hospital stays.

      This webinar recording

      • is intended for colleagues working in intermediate care services, be they local authority, clinical commissioning group, or third sector staff
      • looks at how integrated, flexible support can mean that people manage their own health and wellbeing, and live independently in their communities for as long as possible.
      • other stakeholders: The Department of Health and Social Care, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, the Local Government Association and PPL.

      View a recording of Personalised health budgets and delayed transfers of care

      Multi-disciplinary teams: making them work

      29 January 2018

      The webinar was chaired by SCIE, and run by Robin Miller, Deputy Director of the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham.

      This webinar recording:

      • Is intended for colleagues working across integration within local authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups
      • Provides a better understanding the principles of multi-disciplinary teams
      • Advised on applying principles in your own teams

      View a recording of the webinar: Multi-disciplinary teams: making them work

      Data Sharing

      Rebecca Nutting, NHS England, Mark Golledge, Local Government Association and Helena Ashton, South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

      Wednesday 10 May 2017, 3.30-4.30pm

      This webinar looks at:

      • Why is information sharing important in integrated care?
      • What are the key things to consider before sharing information?
      • Helping you understand your purposes for data sharing
      • What examples are there from around the country of how data sharing is supporting integrated care?
      • Learning and advice from practical data sharing projects in the South West

      Download the presentation: Data sharing webinar

      View a recording of the webinar: Data sharing

      Sharing risks and benefits

      Joe Nguyen, PPL

      28 April 2017, 11am–12pm

      This webinar looks at:

      • Why is risk and benefit sharing important?
      • Simple, two-part framework to develop risk and benefit share agreement
      • 5 key ingredients for successful risk and benefit sharing
      • Examples and models from across the country

      View a recording of the webinar: Sharing risks and benefits

      Measuring success

      Lisa Larsen, PPL and Rachel-Louise Hughes, Better Care Fund Coordinator, West Sussex Better Care Fund

      26 April 2017, 3-4pm

      This webinar looks at:

      • How to define and measure success at a system level
      • Frameworks, tips and tools
      • How to use the results and establish a learning culture
      • Practical examples from across the country.

      View a recording of the webinar 'Measuring success'

      Sharing responsibilities for transfers of care

      With Hannah Miller, SCIE Associate and Wendy Lippmann, Transformation Manager, Adult Social Care, Health and Public Protection, Nottinghamshire County Council

      21 April 2017, 11am–12pm

      This webinar looks at:

      • Who should share responsibility for transfers of care?
      • What gets in the way of taking shared responsibility?
      • How do we achieve whole system ownership of transfers of care?
      • Useful indicators to understand transfers of care
      • Practical examples, including Discharge to Assess programmes.

      View a recording of Sharing responsibilities for transfers of care

      Delivering integrated care masterclass materials

      Better Care Fund and integration leads from local authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups attended a series of masterclasses in February and March 2017.

      Presentation and materials from the events, which were organised by SCIE and PPL on behalf of NHS England are available here. These materials are consolidated from all events.

      Introductions and Integrated care: the journey
      Introduction to the Masterclasses by the Better Care Support Team, plus presentation by Prof Corrigan on the benefits, policy context and future direction of integrated care

      Integration and Better Care Fund 2017-19
      Briefing by Matthew West, Senior Programme Lead and Michael Barnes, Lead Analyst, Better Care Support Team (from Leeds and St Helens’ masterclasses)

      Sharing responsibility for transfers of care
      Presentation, handouts, models and notes from discussion at workshop led by Hannah Miller, SCIE Associate

      Measuring success
      Presentation, handouts, models and notes from discussion at workshop led by Lisa Larsen, PPL

      Sharing risks and benefits
      Presentation, handouts, models and notes from discussion at workshop led by Joe Nyguen, PPL

      West Midlands Regional networking event, 27 April 2017

      North East Lincolnshire's integration journey
      Beverley Compton, director of adult services on opportunities and challenges. “Relationship building is important to successful integration.”

      BCF Total Transformation presentation
      SCIE’s Ewan King on how transformed and integrated health and care could improve outcomes and cost-effectiveness.

      Making effective use of RightCare data sets
      Focusing on the key areas that will maximise value for service users, the population and the tax payer. “Everyone can play their part.”

      Wolverhampton Linking up for Wraparound healthcare
      A presentation from the City of Wolverhampton Council, Fibonacci and Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group.

      North Regional Event, Thursday 5 October 2017

      Pooled Budgets
      Matthew West from Better Care Support Team – ‘Pooled Budgets: national position, drivers, features and other considerations’

      Bev Compton –Director of Adult Services- and Emma Overton – Care Act Implementation Lead- ‘Collaboration for health and care integration in North East Lincolnshire’

      Workshops notes:

      1. The governance/financial arrangements of a Pooled Budget (NHS and LA) – can they be complimentary?
      2. The journey to a true Pooled Budget, setting up and overcoming barriers

      The Better Care Support Team

      The Better Care Support Team is made up of NHS England, Department of Health, Department for Communities and Local Government, and the Local Government Association

      For more information visit NHS England Better Care Fund Planning.

      If you have any queries, please contact the Better Care Support Team at: england.bettercaresupport@nhs.net.