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Browse IPC’s library of specialist free-to-download publications in health and social care that reflect our work and consultancy expertise in thought leadership.

Established in 1987, our aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of citizens and communities. Our unique combination of academic rigour and practical experience allows us to provide consultancy, training, evaluation and applied research that help our clients improve service delivery, develop policies and strategies, and enhance workforce skills.

We hope you find real depth and breadth in our publications, and they spark interest or help drive improvement in your organisation.

Total results: 249

Research on the number of children in Wales placed into care from parents with learning disability and the reasons behind their removal

Date: December 2019
Type: Report

This ground-breaking IPC evaluation for Welsh Government explores the extent to which parents with a learning disability are over-represented within Children's Social Care Services and the factors driving patterns of involvement of parents with learning disability with Children's Social Care…

Controlling and protecting personal and sensitive data in care homes using computer-style terminals called ‘thin client devices’

Date: May 2019
Type: Case Study

As we use more technology in care services it is vital that people's information is kept secure, and that the systems we use are reliable. IPC conducted research to support the adult social care provider sector to manage the business…

Protecting sensitive and personal data by supplying and locking down staff mobile phones

Date: May 2019
Type: Case study

As we use more technology in care services it is vital that people's information is kept secure, and that the systems we use are reliable. IPC conducted research to support the adult social care provider sector to manage the business…

St Anne's Real Time Recording System (STARRs), working towards a paperless organisation

Date: May 2019
Type: Case study

As we use more technology in care services it is vital that people's information is kept secure, and that the systems we use are reliable. IPC conducted research to support the adult social care provider sector to manage the business…

Giving families secure access to support plans and daily notes as part of a comprehensive care planning system

Date: May 2019
Type: Case study

As we use more technology in care services it is vital that people's information is kept secure, and that the systems we use are reliable. IPC conducted research to support the adult social care provider sector to manage the business…

Reducing older people's need for care: exploring risk factors for loss of independence

Date: May 2019
Type: Report

This is the executive summary of a report commissioned by Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC). In the report we explore recent evidence to identify a set of risk factors to older people’s independence and propose a model to help explore the…

Learning the lessons from integrating urgent response, short term rehabilitation and reablement services to create Intermediate Care Southwark

Date: May 2019
Type: Briefing paper

The ADASS Peer Review in February 2019 singled out Intermediate Care Southwark for the excellent service it provided. The review acknowledged both the operation of the service and the process of its development and implementation. The briefing paper summarises the…

Adult social care data and cyber security programme report 2018-19

Date: May 2019
Type: Report

As we use more technology in care services it is vital that people's information is kept secure, and that the systems we use are reliable. IPC conducted research to support the adult social care provider sector to manage the business…

The Integrated Service for Children with Additional Needs (ISCAN) in Gwent

Date: February 2019
Type: Case Study

This case study, written in February 2019 for the National Commissioning Board Wales, will be of interest to anyone who is involved in commissioning or providing services for children and young people with complex needs. Gwent has successfully brought health…

Integrated Services for Children and Young People with a Disability in Conwy

Date: February 2019
Type: Case Study

This case study, written in February 2019 for the National Commissioning Board Wales, will be of interest to anyone who is involved in commissioning or providing services for children and young people with complex needs. Conwy is transforming its approach…

Involvement of children and young people in commissioning

Date: January 2019
Type: Literature review

How can the voices of children and young people be heard in the commissioning process? IPC has looked at what's happening internationally to help TUSLA, Ireland’s Child and Family Agency, embed these voices in new Area Commissioning Plans.

New Developments in Adult Social Care

Date: January 2019
Type: Report

Further consideration for developing a Six Steps Approach to delivering effective outcomes and managing demand. In his latest paper for IPC, Professor John Bolton presents examples from his visits to Coventry, Leeds, Manchester City, Somerset, Swindon and Thurrock. In the…