IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services


Contents tagged: partnership working

March 25, 2020 Europe Publication

Can health and social care integration make long-term progress? Findings from key informant surveys of the integration Pioneers in England

All areas in England are expected by National Health Service (NHS) England to develop integrated care systems (ICSs) by April 2021. ICSs bring together primary, secondary and community health services, and involve local authorities and the voluntary sector. ICSs build on previous pilots, including the Integrated Care Pioneers in 25 areas from November 2013 to March 2018. This analysis tracks the Pioneers’ self-reported progress, and the facilitators and barriers to improve service coordination over three years, longer than previous evaluations in England. The paper aims to discuss these issues.

Jan. 18, 2021 Europe, Global Event

Patient Empowerment: An introduction. Patient Empowerment Mini-Series with CEmPaC

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Empowerment for Health as ‘a process through which people gain greater control over decisions and actions affecting their health. Empowerment may be a social, cultural, psychological or political process through which individuals and social groups are able to express their needs, present their concerns, devise strategies for involvement in decision-making, and achieve political, social and cultural action to meet those needs.’

This Patient Empowerment Mini-Series, aimed at health and social care workers and service leads, presented by the International Foundation for Integrated Care, IFIC Ireland, in partnership with the Centre for Empowerment of People and Communities (CEmPaC) will examine the area of Patient Empowerment and the role it plays in achieving true integrated care.

This first session, on Thursday, 28 January at 15'30 (GMT), will serve as an introduction to the area with Jim Phillips of CEmPaC speaking about the work of the ...

Nov. 4, 2021 Europe Publication

Integrated Health and Social Care in England: Ten Years On

As part of major policy reforms begun in 2010, England introduced a wave of initiatives to encourage more integrated care between health and social care. These built on previous attempts which sought to achieve similar objectives through a focus on better partnership working. This article provides an overview and critical commentary on integrated care policy in England from 2010–2020. The experience of England suggests that greatest progress is made when integrated care focusses on tangible issues and when there is a clear understanding of how success will be measured.