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Documenting the learning from a three year programme to test different approaches to sharing information across agencies to support personalisation. JOIN THIS NETWORK TO GET UPDATES WHENEVER THERE IS NEW CONTENT. There are three main areas to this network. 1 Lessons Learnt from the CAF Programme (these can be found under three categories down the left 1. Redesigning Systems and Services, 2. Techincal Approaches, 3. General Programme Working and Support) 2. Message Board for ongoing networking, specifically in relation to information sharing across health and social care 3. Archived material from the old CAF Network used during the programme (again (more...)
Documenting the learning from a three year programme to test different approaches to sharing information across agencies to support personalisation. JOIN THIS NETWORK TO GET UPDATES WHENEVER THERE IS NEW CONTENT. There are three main areas to this network. 1 Lessons Learnt from the CAF Programme (these can be found under three categories down the left 1. Redesigning Systems and Services, 2. Techincal Approaches, 3. General Programme Working and Support) 2. Message Board for ongoing networking, specifically in relation to information sharing across health and social care 3. Archived material from the old CAF Network used during the programme (again this can be found down the left side) The CAF Programme tested different approaches to sharing information across a variety of agencies to support the implementation of personalisation. There was an emphasis on maximising individuals’ control over their care and support arrangements (including over the information held about them by care and support agencies), and on the importance of the co-production of services and support: this presented many challenges to the established way of doing things. The three year CAF Programme started with a public consultation. Local Authority-led partnerships were asked to put forward an Expression of Interest to the Department of Health which resulted in nine partnership sites being selected in the first phase which started in March 2009. A further three sites were selected 12 months later. One site completed its work in March 2011, and the remaining 11 on 31 March 2012. A full independent evaluation report on the national CAF Programme will be available by autumn 2012. The sites were: Barnsley, Camden, Hampshire, Lincolnshire, Rochdale, Shropshire, Stockport, Warwickshire, Westminster as phase one sites and Cheshire East, Consortium (Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton) and Isle of White as phase two sites. The London sites were supported by NHS London. A summary of the phase one sites can be found at http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_099703 (less...)

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Personal health budgets toolkit
Learning from the pilot programme.
08:07 - Thu 10 Jan 2013
Making integrated out-of-hospital care a reality
This report discusses the foundations for integrated care for adults, children and young people, with a focus on implementing out of hospital care, and connecting primary, community and social care....
18:56 - Tue 01 Jan 2013
NHS Transition update October 2012
The process of implementing the new health and care system continues apace and this bulletin provides all those involved in the transition process with a general update on progress. The...
08:54 - Fri 23 Nov 2012
NHS staff can help shape a new email platform for the health service
The NHSmail 2 project team has established a presence on NHS Networks to help stimulate conversations about what the new platform should ideally deliver. You can find the project’s network...
09:36 - Wed 07 Nov 2012
Re: Interesting article and debate on SCR
The original article is very interesting and I have heard Joe tell his very powerful story before. It's a pity that the debate that follows it is very theoretical and isn't more...
08:49 - Thu 25 Oct 2012
Interesting article and debate on SCR
Joe McDonald's article in E-Health Insider has raised some interesting debate and comment. http://www.ehi.co.uk/insight/analysis/970/joe's-view-of-the-summary-care-record In view of past decisioons that affected almost all the CAF sites, is this (at least)...
08:14 - Wed 24 Oct 2012
NHS Confederation briefing on joint personal budgets
The NHS Confederation's October briefing note (issue 251) askes if a 'dual carrigeway' approach to bringing together individual budgets in social care and health, developed by some of the Personal Budget Pilot sites, is...
08:45 - Fri 19 Oct 2012
Audit Commission Report Reducing the cost of assessments and reviews
Underneath the headlines The report confirms the learning from CAF sites - on improving information, sharing information and looking at business process redesign. See Chapter 3 http://www.audit-commission.gov.uk/nationalstudies/localgov/Pages/assessmentsandreviews.aspx  
17:52 - Thu 23 Aug 2012
Guide to Health Record Access
Produced by the Patient Information Forum for practitioners, managers and organisations of people using health and social care services.
10:43 - Mon 30 Jul 2012
White Paper on Care and Support
Link to DH website
18:17 - Wed 11 Jul 2012