In 2015, The King’s Fund was commissioned by NHS Employers and the Local Government Association to produce an independent report on boundary-spanning roles to support integrated care. The work aimed to identify examples of new roles being developed and an understanding of the evidence to support these roles, including impact, features of success and key challenges.
The key findings of the report are:
- Where new roles have emerged, they have mainly done so due to developments in practice or to fill gaps in provision.
- There is a lack of evidence on the cost-effectiveness of new roles and the extent ...