Integration

A collection of resources on the topic of integration in health and social care. It is one of IRISS's core themes.

Integration of health and social care in Scotland and the implications of the third sector workforce

Paper that is a result of an information-giving and consultation process which took place from mid-April to August 2013 and represents views gathered in individual and group meetings with voluntary sector service providers, large and small.

It was also influenced by discussions with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), commissioners at locality level, Third Sector Interface leads and policy makers and the body of work relating to workforce issues that has been conducted by CCPS.

What is joined up care? Sam's story

Short animated video which helps to outline what is meant by ‘integrated care’ and explains how working in a joined up manner improves the patients care; helping them stay out of hospital and be treated at home. 

Mapping knowledge support for care of older people in health and social care partnerships: final report

Consilium Research and Consultancy Ltd (Consilium) and TWRI Policy and Research (TWRI) were commissioned by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) in January 2013 to map the knowledge support for care of older people in health and social care partnerships. The research focuses on the local context in two emergent Health and Social Care Partnerships - Edinburgh City and Argyll & Bute. 

Integrated care in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales: lessons for England

Report that describes the approach taken to integrated care in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales with a view to drawing out the lessons for England. 

The report has been written at a time when policy-makers in England have made a commitment to bring about closer integration of care both within the NHS and between health and social care. This creates an opportunity to understand what has been done in the other countries of the United Kingdom to develop integrated care in order to inform policy and practice in England.

Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill

An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision in relation to the carrying out of functions of local authorities and Health Boards; to make further provision about certain functions of public bodies; to make further provision in relation to certain functions under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978; and for connected purposes.

Big picture challenges for health and social care: implications for workforce planning, education, training and development

Document that describes the big picture challenges facing the health and social care system in England that have implications on educating, training and developing the health workforce.

Integration of adult health and social care consultation analysis report

The Scottish Government launched a public consultation to inform recommendations for legislation to support integration of adult health and social care in Scotland.

This report presents the views expressed by respondents to the consultation proposals.

Providing an alternative pathway: the value of integrating housing, care and support

Series of case studies, which provide practical examples of bringing together housing, health and care, deliver savings of between £2,946 and £17,992 a year compared to less integrated pathways.

Consultation on the integration of adult health and social care: joint statement from the key representative housing organisations in Scotland

Joint statement to the government's consultation document, Integration of Adult Health and Social Care, made by the Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers (ALACHO); the Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland; the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA); Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF); the Housing Support Enabling Unit (HSEU); and Care and Repair Scotland.

International Journal of Integrated Care

An online, open-access, peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes original articles in the field of integrated care on a continuous basis.