Principles for Integrated Care – National Voices – 25 October 2011

Posted on October 26, 2011. Filed under: Chronic Disease Mgmt, Patient Participation | Tags: , |

Principles for Integrated Care – National Voices – 25 October 2011

“The lack of joined-up care is the biggest frustration for patients, service users and carers. Conversely, achieving integrated care would be the biggest contribution the health and care services could make to improving quality and safety.

Patients, service users and carers want continuity of care, smooth transitions between care settings, and services that are responsive to all their needs together.

The Health and Social Care Bill 2011 will give the key commissioning and regulatory organisations in England duties to secure or promote integrated services. We, as organisations representing the interests of patients, service users and carers, want integrated care to develop quickly and at scale.

A range of different approaches should be developed and tested. There can be no single definition, model or system. However, there is a need for common principles to inform all the approaches – principles which put patients and service users at the heart of care.

We are asking the relevant Secretaries of State, all commissioners, regulators and relevant professional organisations to give explicit support to these principles.

Based on the experiences of service users, and research evidence, we state that integrated care must:”   … continues

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