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

Transforming your care: a review of health and social care in Northern Ireland

In June 2011, the Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Edwin Poots, MLA, announced that a Review of the Provision of Health and Social Care (HSC) Services in Northern Ireland would be undertaken. The review aimed to provide a strategic assessment across all aspects of health and social care services, examining the present quality and accessibility of services, and the extent to which the needs of patients, clients, carers and communities are being met.

Joining up health and social social care: improving value for money across the interface

Briefing that sets out the potential areas for local action; the questions local commissioners might ask themselves and the evidence that may help with the answers; potential indicators for identifying areas for improvements and for tracking progress; and what the national data suggests in these key areas.

Integrating health and social care budgets

Over the last decade, Britain’s public services have faced a number of challenges related to a changing population profile, growing demands from more assertive users, and the need for a more sustainable model of delivery. The UK’s huge fiscal deficit will now add the most pressing and complicated challenge of all: cutting expenditure on public services while maintaining quality and user satisfaction.

Progress in the development of integrated mental health care in Scotland

The development of integrated care through the promotion of ‘partnership working’ is a key policy objective of the Scottish Executive, the administration responsible for health services in Scotland. This paper considers the extent to which this goal is being achieved in mental health services, particularly those for people with severe and enduring mental illness.