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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.

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Messages on the future of domiciliary care services

Date: April 2018
Type: Discussion paper

Professor John Bolton and Dr Jane Townson (Somerset Care) offer their own experience and suggestions on the what and the how (i.e. price, supply, demand, service design and innovation) requires specific consideration to effectively deliver outcomes through domiciliary care services…

Improving Outcomes for Carers via GP Surgeries: Implications for Commissioners

Date: December 2017
Type: Report

IPC worked with Carers Bucks to map the learning from a pilot project funded by the Chiltern Commissioning Group. The project focused on supporting GP surgeries to identify and provide support for carers. This report summarises the learning from the…

Learning Disabilities MPS Good Practice Checklist

Date: December 2017
Type: Guide

A specific learning disability MPS checklist that takes into account IPC's approach to ‘Commissioning Ordinary Lives for People with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism’.

Commissioning Services for People with a Learning Disability: Good Practice Guidance

Date: November 2017
Type: Guidance

This good practice guidance was developed for the National Commissioning Board for Wales to help Regional Partnership Boards to develop their own approaches to the integrated commissioning of services for people with a learning disability.

Market Shaping in Adult Social Care

Date: August 2017
Type: Paper

This paper captures the keys points of a presentation given by IPC Assistant Director Fiona Richardson at the Health plus Care conference in June 2017. It analyses changes in the care home market in England before and after the Care…

A Carer's Life: Implications and Considerations for Commissioning

Date: July 2017
Type: Paper

This paper discusses the implications for commissioning of an IPC study exploring the reality for carers, their quality of life outcomes and the emotional dimensions of their lives. The study looked across all adult carer groups to see if there…

Culturally attuned family support

Date: July 2017
Type: Report

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead received Wave I Innovation Programme funding to explore the extent to which culturally-attuned family support was more acceptable and effective with Muslim and Army families. This evaluation report explores in what circumstances, how…

Social Care Innovations

Date: March 2017
Type: Report

Hampshire and the Isle of Wight were one of the pioneering Innovation Programmes in England, trialling new approaches to tackling CSE; deploying volunteers to work alongside social workers; better utilising administrative support; helping adolescents on the edge of care; and…

Six Steps to Managing Demand in Adult Social Care: a performance management approach - Full report

Date: March 2017
Type: Report

This report from IPC highlights how taking a performance management approach can help councils deliver outcomes and better manage demand in adult social care.

Planning for the future of older people accommodation in Powys

Date: March 2017
Type: Case study

This case study highlights good practice in taking a wider system approach to planning for the future accommodation needs of an ageing population in Powys.

Demographic Research of the Serving and Former Officer Community

Date: March 2017
Type: Report

A report, prepared by IPC for the Officers' Association and funded by Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), provides a definitive demographic profile of the serving and ex-officer community. The report was commissioned to help understand the size, nature and needs…

Leading Integrated and Collaborative Commissioning

Date: March 2017
Type: Guide

IPC produces practical guide on integrated and collaborative commissioning for the National Commissioning Board for Wales