Integrated care for patients and populations: Improving outcomes by working together – King’s Fund – 5 January 2012

Posted on January 6, 2012. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: , |

Integrated care for patients and populations: Improving outcomes by working together – King’s Fund – 5 January 2012

A report to the Department of Health and the NHS Future Forum

by Nick Goodwin, Judith Smith, Alisha Davies, Claire Perry, Rebecca Rosen, Anna Dixon, Jennifer Dixon, Chris Ham

“Summary

Integrated care is essential to meet the needs of the ageing population, transform the way that care is provided for people with long-term conditions and enable people with complex needs to live healthy, fulfilling, independent lives. In its June 2011 summary report, the NHS Future Forum stated: ‘we need to move beyond arguing for integration to making it happen’.

The NHS Future Forum’s report built on the ideas that The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust presented as part of the government’s listening exercise on the Health and Social Care Bill.

In response, the Department of Health approached The King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust for help in supporting the development of its national strategy on integrated care and to feed ideas directly into the ongoing work of the NHS Future Forum.

Our resulting report examines:

the case for integrated care
what current barriers to integrated care need to be overcome and how
what the Department of Health can do to provide a supporting framework to enable integrated care to flourish
options for practical and technical support to those implementing integrated care, including approaches to evaluating its impact.”

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