This Department of Health framework document on the integration of health and social care establishes the agreement to create “joined-up” care. It explains how multi-agency working in local areas can use existing structures to bring together Local Authorities, the NHS, care and support providers, education, housing services, public health and other agencies to promote service integration for better, person-centred and more cost-effective care.
Department of Health (2013). Integrated care and support: our shared commitment. London: Department of Health / National Collaboration for Integrated Care and Support, May 2013.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013].
Health and Wellbeing Boards Survey: One Year On (King’s Fund)
A King’s Fund survey of nearly half of the 152 Health and Wellbeing Boards indicates that Boards have good relationships with CCGs, but have made limited progress towards re-configuration and integrated care.
Humphries, R. [and] Galea, A. (2013). Health and wellbeing boards: one year on. London: King’s Fund, October 2013.