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Integrated Care: Our Shared Commitment
This framework document on integration, signed by 12 national partners, sets out how local areas can use existing structures such as Health and Wellbeing Boards to bring together local authorities, the NHS, care and support providers, education, housing services, public health and others to make further steps towards integration.
The Esteem Team
This case study looks at the Sandwell Esteem Team, part of the Sandwell Integrated Primary Care Mental Health and Wellbeing Service (the Sandwell Wellbeing Hub) in the West Midlands. The hub is a holistic primary and community care-based approach to improving social, mental and physical health and wellbeing in the borough of Sandwell.
The quest for integrated health and social care
This paper tells the story of the journey made by the District Health Board for Canterbury, New Zealand, towards its goal of providing integrated care for all. It looks at the drivers for change, the leadership values shown by key players and considers the lessons that can be learned from the Canterbury experience.
The NHS Confederation and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) have developed a joint programme of work looking at the issues around the commissioning and provision of integrated health and social care services. This discussion paper is one of the first outputs from the work plan.
Understanding Interprofessional Working in Health and Social Care by Katherine Pollard, Judith Thomas | Waterstones
Using real-life interview extracts, this insightful book presents a contemporary picture of interprofessional collaborative practice in a wide range of settings. Encouraging readers to think critically about their own practice and learning, it demonstrates how important effective teamwork is in modern the health and social care context.
Transforming the delivery of health and social care
This paper explores how the current health and social care delivery system has failed to keep pace with the population's needs and expectations. It argues that incremental changes to existing models of care will not be sufficient in addressing these challenges and that a much bolder approach is needed to bring about innovative models that are appropriate to the needs of the population and are high quality, sustainable and offer value for money.
Making integrated care happen at scale and pace
This publication is intended to support the process of converting policy intentions into meaningful and widespread change on the ground. The authors summarise 16 steps that need to be taken to make integrated care a reality and draw on work by The King’s Fund and others to provide examples of good practice.