IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services


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July 16, 2021 Europe Publication

Reform For People: A Joint Vision For Integrating Care

Many of us will be watching closely as the NHS Bill begins its journey through Parliament and will be seeking to ensure that it meets the needs of the people we support. However, while the Bill represents an exciting opportunity, previous NHS reforms have taught us that legislation alone is not enough to improve people’s health and lives. For these reforms to be a success, and make a real difference to people and communities, we need to go further. We need to improve cultures, change behaviours, and capture hearts and minds.

National Voices, Age UK, the Richmond Group of Charities, and the King’s Fund have joined together, with input from a range of health sector partners, to produce a shared vision of what new reforms could achieve. This joint vision, ‘Reform for people’ aims to lay out a shared ambition of what integrated care and improved ways of ...

May 2, 2023 Europe Publication

Primary care: the sleeping giant of research delivery

A sustainable NHS requires a shift from reactive acute care to proactive ambulatory care, from secondary care to primary care, with a focus on health creation by empowering people and communities. This will require evaluation of transformed models of care to create a new evidence base, which in turn requires a strong primary care research delivery infrastructure.

Sept. 13, 2023 Europe Event

Primary Health Care the heart of every health system. How do we get there?

A ten-part seminar series, run by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, providing an overview of the key features and functions of Primary Health Care (PHC), the potential of PHC in all health systems and its role in achieving universal health coverage. The sessions draw on examples across different settings.

In this final session in the series on “Primary Health Care: The heart of every health system” a panel of cross-country experts will reflect on their key takeaways from the series and consider what more needs to happen to support countries to place PHC at the heart of their health system.

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  • Lakshmi Balaji is a Global Health and International Development leader, and until recently was Chief of PHC and Health Systems Strengthening at UNICEF Headquarters.  
  • Dina Balabanova is a Professor of Health Systems ...