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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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.

Joining up care for people with multiple long term conditions

This video looks at how joined-up care at Weymouth Hub in Dorset improved the lives of Dennis, who was living with multiple complex conditions, and his wife Jennifer, who cared for him. It shows the impact that can be made when the NHS and local councils work together to improve health and care.

News and blogs

Top GP will help spread innovations to join up NHS health and social care

A specialist GP has been appointed to help spread NHS innovations which integrate health and social care throughout England. Dr Karen Kirkham, who runs a practice in Dorset and specialises in women’s health, will work with the wider GP community to spread tried and tested innovation and transformation techniques across the country. Dr Kirkham has […]