This 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 a practical and technical support to those implementing integrated care, including approaches to evaluatin its impact
The report asserts that developing integrated care should assume the same priority over the nect decade as reducing waiting times had during the last. The report makes a constructive contribution to the debate about integrated care and will be of interest to policy-makers, health and social care commissioners, and researchers with an interest in integrated care, as well as to health and social care organisations.