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Outcome-focused Integrated Care: lessons from experience

The IPC Partnership Programme supports local authorities and NHS organisations as they move through significant periods of transformation. This paper, published by the Institute of Public Care (IPC) at Oxford Brookes University, aims to capture some our learning and experience from our work on integration with IPC Partners. Integrated care has been a key issue for health and social care for a number of years. However, people’s understanding of what it takes to implement integration successfully has evolved over time. There has been a shift of focus from co-location and getting the right organisational structures in place, towards working with teams to clarify and consolidate the professional roles and relationships required to make integration really work. Increasingly, we have been asked to support Partners not just with operational design, but to help make the cultural and organisational changes needed to deliver outcomefocused care. We have supported Partners both from the very earliest point in the start of the design process through to the implementation and evaluation stage of integration. This paper provides an update to our original work in this area ‘From the Ground Up’ (2010) which looked at the structural and process requirements for delivering good integrated care. It explores ‘what works’ and what managers embarking on a significant period of change and integration need to consider, drawing on IPC’s practice-based experience of integration across a range of different organisational set-ups and cultures, with the aim of sharing our learning with you.

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Conference of interest:

The New Care Models for Integrating Health and Social Care through EHCH, PACS & MCPs
Monday 27 March 
De Vere West One


31 January 2017


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