To join up health and care services, partners across local systems will need to work together in new and different ways. National health and care bodies are working closely with all areas to support them to do this.
Below are some useful information and tools for local teams to use as they develop their proposals for system change.
Breaking down barriers to better health and care
Find out more about how we are moving from fragmented services to local partnerships and integrated care systems in order to meet the health needs of our population in this guide.
Strengthening relationships across systems
A new support offer for health, care, and voluntary, community and social enterprise sector leaders has been launched to provide practical help with developing the relationships needed to transform health and care systems.
Jointly funded by NHS England and the National Lottery Community Fund, the offer – which is free to access – includes bespoke support, workshops, online resources, coaching and peer support. Find out how we can support you.
Integrated care videos and case studies
Visit the NHS England YouTube playlist for videos which showcase examples of how systems are integrating care to improve the lives of patients.
For further insight, head to our case studies section to explore integrated care in action.
No hospital is an island – learning from the acute care collaborations
This report covers the learning from 13 acute care collaborations that were established in September 2015 as part of the new care models programme. It highlights six common strategies that have emerged, including the way clinical practices are being standardised; how vanguards are making better use of clinical support services; and how the skills of healthcare professionals are being used more creatively and flexibly.
Engaging local people – a guide for local areas developing STPs (Last updated June 2017)
This document is for teams developing plans to improve health and care in each of the STPs and the statutory organisations that form part of them. It clarifies expectations on stakeholder involvement, in particular patient and public participation, and legal duties around engagement and consultation. Read the press release.