Developing Integrated Out-of-Hospital Care (NHS Confederation)


The “Making integrated out-of-hospital care a reality” report, from the NHS Confederation  in collaboration with the RCGP, discusses the principles for integrated care, thinking in particular about the implementation of out-of-hospital care, with the emphasis on connecting primary, community and social care.

The available evidence, and lessons from partners across health and social care, has been condensed in six principles:

Principle 1: Making best use of resources to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for the whole population.

Principle 2: Empowering patients to have more control over their care packages, strengthen prevention, self-care and wellbeing.

Principle 3: Targeting services: focusing integrated services on those patient groups most likely to derive the most benefit.

Principle 4: Collective leadership and joint working: health and social care leaders deliver solutions jointly, appropriate to their own communities.

Principle 5: Incentivising integrated care: develop mechanisms to reward organisations and staff to deliver integrated care.

Principle 6: Ensuring openness and transparency: using an open-book approach towards all aspects of integrated care development

Full Text Link


NHS Confederation (2012). Making integrated out-of-hospital care a reality. London: NHS Confederation, November 2012.

[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013].

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