Integrated care

Local partnerships to improve health and care

NHS organisations and local councils in England are joining forces to coordinate services around the whole needs of each person. Their aim is that people can live healthier lives and get the care and treatment they need, in the right place, at the right time.

Integrated care systems

Advanced local partnerships taking shared responsibility to improve the health and care system for their local population.

New care models

50 vanguard sites have led the way in providing care differently.

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Integrated care in every community

Our health and care needs are changing, with more people living longer often with multiple long term conditions. This animation explains the challenges facing the health and care system and how partnerships are being formed between the NHS, local government and the third sector to integrate care and better meet our health and care needs now and in the future.

NHS and local government join forces to improve patient care

When the NHS and local government work together residents quality of life improve. This video looks at the opportunity to integrate health and care illustrates the example of Wealden District Council and Herstmonceux GP John Simmons working together to secure a health and wellbeing coach based at the GP surgery. The difference with other schemes is that patients are referred directly to the coach for one to one support and follow up.

For more videos on integrated care visit the NHS England YouTube Channel.

News and blogs

Helping people to age well in the NHS Long Term Plan: a big challenge and an exciting opportunity

The NHS is working on a plan setting out our ambitions for improvement over the next decade, and how we will meet them over the five years of the recently announced funding settlement. Over the last few weeks, initial conversations have been taking place internally and externally to establish the scope of the plan, and […]