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.

Thinking creatively about primary care

In Luton, practices are working together in groupings covering 30,000 – 70,000 patients, joining up different types of clinicians and bring together community services, social care, and mental health services around the practices to provide better care for patients. Find out how this way of working benefits not only patients like Alexandra, but also the staff working in the practices.

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

News and blogs

Plotting the right path with Care Navigators

The operations and development manager from the Westongrove Partnership in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, shares her practice’s journey in developing staff members into Care Navigators: Care navigation first came onto our radar in 2016 through the General Practice Forward View and its 10 high-impact actions for releasing capacity. While we’d been signposting patients to the right clinician […]