integrated working

Integration of health and social care: international comparisons

Briefing that highlights some of the key enablers and barriers to integration and provides information on integrated approaches to health and social care in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill: SPICe briefing

Briefing that sets out the background to the Bill and its key provisions. It also provides a summary of the evidence received to the Health and Sport Committee’s call for evidence.

Integrated Care and Support Exchange (ICASE)

A learning community focused on integrated care and support that will help people make connections, share information and find answers to key challenges.

Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill [as passed]

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.

One person, one team, one system

Policy report that looks at health and care services holistically, with the person, not the institution, at the centre. It proposes a set of recommendations that will focus on helping people stay well, manage their conditions and promote their independence; it suggests how incentives can be aligned across health and care organisations to encourage them to put people’s interests first; and it encourages health and social care to work in partnership for their communities, without proposing expensive and distracting structural reorganisations.

Delivering integrated care and support (IRISS Insights, No 24)

Document that is based on a report prepared for ADSW at the time of the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill (Petch, 2013) and seeks to distill key evidence to assist health and social care partnerships in Scotland in their delivery of integrated care and support. It works from the premise that structural change by itself does not deliver the improved outcomes sought for service users and communities, unless equal or greater attention is paid to a range of other key factors.

Key points are as follows: 

Integrated care value case toolkit

The LGA has partnered with NHS England, The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), The Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS), Monitor, NHS Confederation and the Department of Health (DH) to deliver a programme of work carried out by Integrating Care and PPL.

The toolkit enables Health and Wellbeing Boards and local partners to understand the evidence and impact of different integrated care models on service users, as well as the associated impact on activity and cost to different parts of the health and care system.

Delivering integrated care and support

Document that is the second review of research evidence completed for ADSW by Professor Alison Petch from IRISS on the factors that underpin best health and social care integrated practice.

The original document, An evidence base for the delivery of adult services, published in 2011, presented the evidence for considering factors beyond those of structural change when planning to improve integrated outcomes for individuals. This latest report further adds to the knowledge base by focusing on the key dimensions for effective implementation of change.

Integrated working for better outcomes

A guide to achieving integration and knowing when it's being done effectively.