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.

Building blocks of integrated care

Integrated care systems are made up of three major pillars of work: primary care networks, personalised care and population health management.

Case studies

Find out how local partnerships across the country are adapting to meet the health needs of their populations.

Resources for integrated care

Information, commentary and tools for local teams as they develop their plans for change, including the breaking down barriers guide to integrated care.

"It's been a real eye opener"- experiences of working in a multidisciplinary team

Greater team working between different types of clinicians, social workers and other health and care professionals is helping to keep people like Richard out of hospital. This way of working is more rewarding for staff with patients benefiting from high-quality care closer to home.

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.

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

News and blogs

New Year’s resolutions and personalised care – any similarities?

GP Dan Alton, from Wargrave Surgery in Berkshire West, explains how the Population Health Management Programme led to more personalised care for diabetic patients in South Reading and Wokingham. Watch a film with patients Steve and Michele who benefitted from the new approach. Thinking about my New Year’s resolution I couldn’t help but draw some unusual […]