NHS England and the Local Government Association have jointly outlined plans about how £3.8 billion of pooled funding is intended to transform integrated health and social care.
“The Local Government Association and NHS England have today published their planning ‘vision’ for how the pooling of £3.8 billion of funding, announced by the Government in the June spending round, will ensure a transformation in integrated health and social care”.
The “Integration Transformation Fund” is hoped to be an important step towards preventative, community-based care, which helps to keep people out of hospital and living as independently as possible in community settings for longer.
The following document offers a “roadmap” to help local areas to make plans. The fund comes into effect in 2015/16.
Statement on the health and social care Integration Transformation Fund. London: NHS England, August 8th 2013.
Possibly also of interest:
Integrated Care in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales (King’s Fund)
This next report examines the policy initiatives promoting integrated care in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, examining the context of health and social care provision and identifying barriers and facilitators to achieving integrated care.
Ham, C. Heenan, D. [and] Longley, M. [et al] (2013). Integrated care in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales: Lessons for England. London: King’s Fund, July 16th 2013.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].