Earlier this year, as part of the NHS Development Programme, Age UK and the Age England Association asked Network Partners for your help to develop the next phase of our work supporting Local Age UKs to respond to new challenges and opportunities in the changing NHS and social care landscape. A big thank you to everyone who responded.
The latest set of resources from the programme are now available below, covering key topics around winter pressures planning, procurement and funding. You can also view the earlier resources released here.
Winter Guide Webinar | Tuesday 12 December
We are pleased to launch the Winter Guide Webinar, an in-depth session exploring the new resources produced by the NHS Development Programme and how they relate to policy priorities set out by NHS England.
This webinar will be led by the Health Influencing team at Age UK. It will explore what we believe will be motivating local NHS and social care services and commissioners both over the winter and into next year. It will look at the data and evidence resources we have produced and explore how these could help local Age UKs to engage and support their local system. The primary target for this engagement is Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) and the key decision-making body, their Integrated Care Boards (ICB).
Book your place
The session will be held online on Tuesday 12 December from 10:30 to 11:30. To sign up, please contact email@example.com and the meeting link will be forwarded to you.
New Report | A Coordinated Response to Winter Pressures: Working together to support older people through winter
We are also pleased to share the Coordinated Response to Winter Pressures report.
This report aims to make the case for investing in older people’s services, particularly over the winter. It outlines the evidence for need, i.e. the disproportionate impact on older people when services are not meeting their needs; the impact on the system, whereby older people need crisis care which could be avoided; and some examples of where Age UKs are already supporting local services. It also provides some of the national policy drivers that will be motivating Integrated Care Board (ICB) decision-making and performance measures.
This guide was produced as a reference sheet for Age UKs but primarily as a resource to send directly to ICBs.
If you have any questions about this report please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ICS Data Tool Tutorial – Recording now Available!
We are also pleased to share the ICS Data Tool tutorial. This recorded session will walk you through the new ICS Data Tool, which take some of the key metrics used by the NHS to assess local performance and organises them by ICB area. It also includes a range of useful demographic data from the 2021 Census. One aim of this is to help Age UKs to see where may be particular challenges in their ICS area and how they compare with others.
The recording can be accessed by clicking here.
How to access the ICS Data Tool
If you would like to access the Data tool, please complete this short MS Form.
(NB: Access requires a MS Power BI Pro licence – if you don’t have this licence, please still complete the form as it will help us plan what assistance we can provide you.)
If you have any questions, feedback, or need more help with access, please contact email@example.com.