Integrated care pioneers – two years on

2015 has been a year of good progress and learning for the integrated care pioneer community, against a backdrop of change for the health and care sector and also for the programme itself. We started the year with the announcement of a second wave of pioneers in January – 11 areas all focused on improving the delivery of integrated, person-centred, coordinated care services. These additional members of the community have brought a further dimension to our shared learning and were warmly welcomed by the first wave pioneers.

Now sitting alongside the new models of care vanguard sites, the pioneers support a shared aim to bring economics of scale in aligning both national and local support and in building stronger learning communities that support each other through sharing expertise and experience.

People helping people – year two of the pioneer programme describes the journey taken over the last year by the integrated care pioneers. The report describes the progress, challenges and lessons learnt across the pioneers. Also included within the report are pioneers’ stories which describe the core elements of their care models and showcase how these are impacting real people.

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