The key issues for the health and social care system are well known:
The Government’s recent announcements have recognised, but not solved, the financial problems and have emphasised the need for collaboration by extending the scale and longevity of the Better Care Fund and requiring by 2017 plans to achieve full integration by 2020.
CIPFA believes that collaboration is eased by mutual understanding, but that the worlds of health and local government finance are different in many ways. The greatest success in integration will come when everyone has a common and shared understanding of what is being discussed and what needs to be achieved. CIPFA is, therefore, looking for ways to help finance professionals develop an open, transparent and informed partnership with colleagues across organisations and sectors.
CIPFA has developed a training resource, designed to help. CIPFA trainers can visit your ‘health and social care economy’ to carry out the training in joint session with the key local players in health and social care finance. We believe this approach has an added value as it:
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