Feb. 3, 2022 Europe
Strengthening governance and accountability, Reorienting the model of care, Coordinating services within and across sectors
Integrated care: putting principles into practice and becoming the paediatrician of the future
Acute hospital paediatric services and separate primary care paediatricians, with links often fragmented, there is evidence that this delivers neither seamless nor equitable care. Integrating care around population needs is the direction of travel. The recent UK restructure into integrated care systems intends to facilitate improved collaboration and equity of health and care across geographies. Within child health, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health’s (RCPCH) 2040 project describing future models of care has the ‘development of integrated care for children and young people at scale across the UK’ as a key goal.